JORDAN RUDESS – Wired for Madness
"Wired for Madness" is neither flawless nor captivating all the way through, but it is something different and original, and its many great aspects and qualities ought to please all you lovers of the wildly progressive and experimental out there. It might take you ages to penetrate its many layers, but give it a go as it is well worth it, and do keep in mind that it contains many surprises along the way. One moment it will make you feel as if you are witnessing a spectacular battle scene from in epic fantasy movie only to make you believe that you are walking down a crooked alleyway in an old Hitchcock suspense thriller the next, which speaks volumes about how much musical ground the record actually covers. It is a blur of movement, so make sure you pay attention when spinning it.