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Fourth Dimensional Beings - 2014 Alien History

ARTIST: Fourth Dimensional Beings
ALBUM: Alien History
LABEL: Three Twins Records
YEAR: 2014
SPONSOR: Paul Carosi


LINEUP: Joey Granati, David Granati - all instrumentation

TRACK LISTING: 01 Alien History * 02 Air * 03 All That I Can Do * 04 Good Changes * 05 Prophet * 06 The Key Of See - First Movement * 07 The Key Of See - Second Movement * 08 The Key Of See - Third Movement * 09 Where Truth Lies


WEBLINKS: /www.facebook.com/4thdimension

The Granati Bros and G-Force are well recognised names on the Pittsburgh musical circuit going way back when. GDM has a solid association with the band(s), and we've written a few articles on their behalf over the years. Here's another one: Fourth Dimensional Beings. There is a back-story to this new outfit, and you'll need to read it online to get to the bottom of it. However, the upshot is: 4DB Are in fact the brothers David and Joey Granati. They've just opted out of the hard rock circuit for a bit, to focus on what is being described as 'kaleidoscopic instrumental soundscapes'. Sent to me by the band PR man Paul Carosi, when I first heard it, I was reminded of some of the new-age work done by Craig Chaquico, the former Starship guitarist who released several solo albums for the Higher Octave label. Though not as guitar-oriented as Chaquico's material, there is an abundance of interesting and melodic material, though not strictly in the style associated with GDM.

The Songs
The band-name and album title are perhaps a bit misleading, as these are not clinically ice cold synth arrangements. Both Granati brothers have a solid classical background, and you hear this filter through on occasion. The title track 'Alien History' is very melodic (hypnotic even), though the repetitive sequence probably needed to be scaled back due to its monotony. 'Air' has an exotic dreamlike quality about it, I was humming it for ages.. 'All That I Can Do' has a very pleasant feel to it, while 'Good Changes' morphes Vangelis like synth-work and classical piano parts to good effect. 'Prophet' is obviously pitched at Pink Floyd, the David Gilmour styled guitar-work all apparent. The three-part epic 'The Key Of See' features lengthy arrangements, well out to the 9 and 10 minute mark. All three segments swim in an ocean that is rich with progressive rock tapaestries. 70's prog rockers should warm to this easily. 'Where Truth Lies' is an ambient piano led piece with orchestration for a friend. It has a cinematic quality to it, so perhaps soundtrack work is where these boys could head to next?

In Summary
As mentioned, not strictly in the AOR or hard rock scheme of things, but as a follower of the Granati legacy, it's always good to see what they are up to. Pittsburgh would be a poorer place musically without their contribution.

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