Derek Sherinian is criminally overlooked in the instrumental rock world. His amazing shred-fusion is easily some of the best music of the decade. Derek’s “Black Utopia” and “Inertia” albums are in my ears more often than almost anything else. “Molecular Heinosity” is another great outing. The guest stars are amazing, especially the newcomer Taka Minamono. Bret Garsed kills on the first three tracks. (Although I would like to hear Tina Guo’s cello a bit more. It got a little lost in the mix IMO.)
I have to disagree with the other reviewer about the guest stars. While I wouldn’t mind the keyboards coming some more to the forefront, the composition is what makes these tunes. And the tunes all have Derek’s stamp firmly upon them.