Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(25%). And in case you were wondering, in the late 19th century, luminiferous aether (or ether), meaning light-bearing aether, was the term used to describe a medium for the propagation of light. Chicago-based US act Zip Tang was found in 2003, after Perry Merritt and Richard Wolfe met each other at a local jam session. With Fred Faller on drums and Marcus Padgett on sax/keyboards the original Zip Tang line-up was formed.
Zip Tang are a four piece and almost fit into the jazz fusion genre, mainly thanks to the fine sax playing of Marcus Padgett. band ''Luminiferous Ether'' was released independently in 2007. You can't accuse this quartet of one thing: being unoriginal. From the first couple of tracks you will face a band with its own sound, that is a unique blend of Psych/Alternative Rock with typical American vocals but also with a strong jazzy feel in the instrumental sections with powerful saxes and guitars and also elements from Funk and Soul in.
Zip Tang are a four-piece band from Chicago.
Luminiferous Ether" is the debut album from Zip Tang, a progressive group which blends, rock, jazz, and other influences to form a fairly unique sound on most of the tracks. The album is diverse and engaging for the listener. The group draws from a variety of influences, from the obvious Emerson, Lake & Palmer, to King Crimson, to Pink Floyd, to Frank Zappa, to more modern groups like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and more
Listen free to Zip Tang – Luminiferous Ether (Tower Of Tuna, Missed The Beginning and more). From the rockin' Zappaesque "Tower of Tuna" to the epic Floydish "Doctor Plush" this CD has something for every fan of underground rock music.
Luminiferous Ether, 2007. Luminiferous Ether, 2007. Tower of Tuna, 05:39.
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|1||Tower Of Tuna||5:39|
|2||Missed The Beginning||5:15|
|5||Like We Did Before||5:02|
|7||Searching For Treasure||4:24|
|8||With A Twist||3:46|
Written By – Greg Lake, Keith Noel Emerson*
- Published By – Music Sales Corp.
- Distributed By – CD Baby
- Recorded At – ZT Studios Park Ridge, IL
- Bass, Vocals – Rick Wolfe
- Drums, Percussion – Fred Faller
- Guitar, Vocals, Engineer – Perry Merritt
- Lead Vocals – Marcus Padgett (tracks: 1,2,3,5,7,8), Perry Merritt (tracks: 4-part 2), Rick Wolfe (tracks: 4-part 1, 9)
- Producer, Written By – Zip Tang
- Vocals, Keyboards, Saxophone – Marcus Padgett
NotesLabeled cd housed in digipak.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 837101382786
- Matrix / Runout: MRG0609 10-90271