MLO (or Music of Life Orchestra) is a project of Jon Tye & Peter Smith who met in London, UK. It had a fairly short lifespan, from 1993 to 1997 or thereabouts. After the release of their third album Plastic Apple, things stalled as Tye spent more time working on his solo project Twisted Science.
One of the overly neglected but generally solid full-lengths from the ambient-house generation, Plastic Apple reveals influences from a range of sources. From the hip-hop lilt of the opener "DJ Food's Sonic Soup" to the tongue in cheek naturalism of the closer "Birds 'N' Flutes 'N' Shit," Tye and Smith reveal their sense of humor over a set of slightly chilled, completely inventive electronics.
Centrifugal Funk is the second and final studio album by the Mark Varney Project (MVP), released in 1991 through Legato Records; a remastered edition was reissued in 2004 through Tone Center Records. This incarnation of the group is a collaboration between guitarists Frank Gambale, Brett Garsed and Shawn Lane. It consists primarily of covers of existing jazz fusion compositions, save for one track performed by Lane—"Lane's Blitz"—which he later dismissed as an impromptu warm-up rather than a planned solo, and thus his dislike for it. Varney, however, disputes Lane's version of events.
The most complete progressive symphonic rock album of 2015, 70 minutes of pure joy and never served in the same style. An elegant and vibrant composing and performing by this amazing Italian band. Precious special guests such as Vittorio De Scalzi of New Trolls and a cover designed by Paul Whitehead. Maturity reached and definetly the band's masterpiece. All lyrics in English, a must have for every prog lover and rock enthusiast. Recording and production very good in perfect balance with the elegance of the music inside. Luca Zabbini, mastermind and composer of Barock Project, is serving his tasty and perfectly filling main course!