Liquid Tension Experiment: Beating The Odds
Liquid Tension Experiment continues to release videos for the latest album, LTE3, and this one is different (but still awesome).
“This was a riff that I brought into the sessions that I thought was interesting because it’s in an odd time and phrased in a way that is hard to wrap your head around at first until you understand where the groove is,” John Petrucci shared. “When I first presented it to the guys, their initial reaction was ‘how are you feeling that?’ When the band enters after the opening riff it probably sounds a little ‘odd’ because the time signature is a bit unclear until the song gets going. If LTE ever had a ‘prog pop hit’ this would be it!”
Tony Levin added: “Starts with an off-step riff, kind of like walking upstairs backward, but at the repeat you get it. Then it opens up into ‘anthem land.’ Later there are unison bass lines where both Jordan and John got flangy sounds that work well with the bass. Mike’s unstoppable energy is evident here, and we’ve got more fantastic J&J solos. At only five and a half minutes we start fading out… a short song by our standards. But we’re just getting warmed up.”