Twice Bitten

A Triggering Myth Album Reviews

Paperlate Magazine, December 1993
Review by Ezio Candrini

Whoever has intentions of approaching this music composed by these two Americans are necessarily obligated to use velvet gloves: Not drawn from conventional rock, but rather a kind of neo-symphonic experimentation which requires particular and specific intentions and multiple listens.

We discover together the two components of A Triggering Myth: Initially in the presence of Rick Eddy; keyboards, guitars, percussions and composer of all selections of poetry and titles, then Tim Drumheller, who besides producing the album, plays keyboards and percussion. A sharp group of guest musicians have given elaboration's to this album of intense meditations; but they have gambled with most things on keyboards, effects and percussion. The lack of relating vocals in the pieces offers us the chance to begin to better appreciate the atmospheres and designed scenery from ATM. Among the most notable things to stand out on the album is the second piece, Myths (Parts 1-7) with an abundance of over 20 minutes of sound offering a concentration of the powerful source of expressiveness of these musicians: their own musical approach merged secondarily with an invitation to the level of imagination of the long ago and legendary which recalls some of the more classical passages of ELP, the Enid and our own Banco in the "Garofano Rosso" era.

By lacking rigid restraints, the band is able to abandon its usual compositional style to a shocking jazz with trembling rhythms and bass in good evidence; this takes place in "Falling Over Fear" while the classical guitar serves as protagonist in "Holding Up Half the Sky"

The gray tone and gloomy constitution of the cover is the perfect graphic frame to the album that causes us to listen to many palates that do not usually appear in any kind of rock music.