Resistor is an American band, a side project of brilliant multi-instrumentalist Steve Unruh, who is now together with Rob Winslow, Barry Farrands and Fran Turner. Rise is composed by “two sides” as the band put on purpose. The first one is composed by 5 compositions, including a 16-minute track; while the second one can be considered a 39-minute epic, divided in 10 passages (songs).
1. The Secret of the Open Sky (7:00) 2. Beyond This Masquerade (4:40) 3. Spaceghetti (5:19) 4. Ether (5:43) 5. Mimosa (16:04)
~ Side Two ~ The Land of No Groove
6. [segue] (0:33) 7. i. Prologue (3:43) 8. ii. Dusty Plain (3:23) 9. iii. Jagged Mountain (4:59) 10. iv. Land's End (3:48) 11. v. Off to Sea (2:36) 12. vi. Sea Monster Battle (5:29) 13. vii. The Isle Appears (2:17) 14. viii. Convincing Islanders (5:01) 15. ix. Sailing Home (3:07) 16. x. Groove Revolution (4:55)
Resistor - Rise (2010)
Steve Unruh - guitar, vox, violin, flute Rob Winslow - bass guitar Barry Farrands - drumkit, backing vox Fran Turner - guitar
This album as heavy/crossover prog with influnces from early Rush (2112), a little Tull with the flute passages and early Kansas (s/t debut) with the use of violins and is somewhat reminescent vibes of Sleeping In Traffic, Part II from Beardfish (another superb album).