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Presents of Mind
Tiles
Presents of Mind
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Metal
 
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Tiles' third album is a combination of the live approach, getting all the basic tracks down, and overdubbing keyboards and guitars until we felt they had been arranged according to what is called for." What results is a s...  more »

      
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All Artists: Tiles
Title: Presents of Mind
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Magna Carta
Original Release Date: 6/29/1999
Release Date: 6/29/1999
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Metal
Style: Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 026245903821

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Tiles' third album is a combination of the live approach, getting all the basic tracks down, and overdubbing keyboards and guitars until we felt they had been arranged according to what is called for." What results is a stunning and electric display of guitar-charged oddity, not so much metal but hard rock well outside the rules. The compositions on 'Presents Of Mind' build on Herin's love of latter-day song-based Rush, lost prog like Kansas and, of all things, mid-'70s Elton John. "All of us have wildly divergent tastes, lots of prog in there like Genesis and Queensryche, some metal like Maiden and Priest but also jazz, classical, and this strong current of people I would consider great songwriters."

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One of the best albums I've heard in a loooong time!
Robert Carnevali | Trenton, NJ United States | 03/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I got turned onto Tiles when I went searching for "Rush" links on the web. One site I went to said that if you like Rush, this band comes highly recommended. Thankfully, the site played the entire album in streaming audio format. Though the audio quality was low, I instantly liked what I heard and ordered the album. It turned out to be one of my favorite albums!
It's unfair to compare them to Rush, because though there are similarities, there are many more differences. What *can* be compared to Rush though is their virtuosity with their instruments, their coherence as a band, and their ear for catchy tunes! Musically, each member works with the rest of the band to create a full, rich sound, never stealing the light from the other players. They are all accomplished musicians who know how to put together a great song and a great album. I can't believe any rock fan wouldn't like this album. One person I recommended the album to referred to it as "brilliant"! It's definitely worth the investment."