The Thadeus Project sound is experimental by design, featuring multiple layers and a blending of textures. But listen again and the lyrical nature of much of their work speaks more directly to the heart. Progressive or art rock? Listen and decide for yourself.
Some critics say progressive rock and art rock are the same thing, but others feel there are distinct differences. Progressive rock is more melodic and literary, while art rock is more avant-garde in its use of complex explorations. Many consider art rock to be a subcategory of progressive rock. However you define it, Thadeus Project defines itself as art rock, but when asked about their musical influences many of the bands they refer to are considered progressive rock, such as Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Cat Stevens and Peter Gabriel.
Maybe Thadeus Project's sound is best defined as redefined. They're no fledglings on the scene here. They've all been around the rock block a few times, playing in various bands. Sometimes together. Sometimes not. Where they find themselves now is in a period of joyous rediscovery. They have maturity on their side, yet they approach their music with the exuberance of youth. Their years of experience have given them an appreciation of all types of music, which fuels a desire to rediscover their own talents. This combination naturally leads them towards a style of music that is progressive in nature but has an artful quality that can't be missed.
The Thadeus Project sound is most definitely a collaborative adventure in pleasures for the ear. The band will surprise you with folk-like lyrics on one song and blow you away with a rocked-out instrumental on another, the result of their diverse musical experiences. They value what each band member has to offer and recognize that the whole is greater than the sum of their parts. Perhaps 'synergy rock' is the best way to define their sound.
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