|"...a duo who definitely punches a hole through the more established forms of Prog and creates their own sound." *
Creating their own sound has been the driving force in Gravity Tree, an experimental, progressive rock duo hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Gravity Tree influences fall all over the musical map: rock bands of the '60's and '70's, film soundtrack composers, performance artists, game music (which drummer/keyboardist Alan Nu also writes), and the "classics". The music Gravity Tree plays is sometimes referred to as Art Rock or Prog Rock, but other genre titles also fall on the group: Avant-Prog, Math Rock, Experimental - even Fusion or Alternative.
Alan and Linc had become friends during session work and live support for other bands and artists. The two had discussions about the instrumentation of a band, and how full arrangements of songs could be performed between two musicians. Out of this, Gravity Tree was formed. With few exceptions, all the instruments heard in the music are played between the two of them. They perform live as a two-piece, but the show is anything but 'unplugged'. This both challenges and liberates them, in search of a unique sound and style.
After an early vinyl release (and a number of live shows to prove it could be done), they put forth their first CD, "Life or Dessert?". This was followed up by appearances on several compilation CDs (including the Bay Prog Compilation disc), and more recently their album "Ultimate Backward".
In addition to critical praise, the band held the number 1 and 2 spots on the Progressive chart on NumberOneMusic for more than a year, with more than a million plays on their site page to date.
Exposé Magazine has said: "Gravity Tree is one of the more interesting progressive bands around... their material bears a stamp of currency, yet also features the conceptual ideals of classic progressive rock."
Gravity Tree is currently in the studio, at work on a new album.
(* USA Progressive Music)