Volare: The Uncertainty Principle
If you relish the wonders of National Health, Hatfield and the North, or Phil Miller solo works Volar' is a wonderful echo. On "Midnight Clear", " . . . in two seconds of time . . .", "Vespers" when Kesler adds reed and Strawser plays piano, even a coying Happy the Man aura pulses. I should point out that on "Black and White", Hatch roars and slays his overdriven, distortion-rich guitar wonderfully. This tune, in this not-so-humble reviewer's opinion, is the real Volar' with no other-band mimicry.
Now that Volar' is history, (too bad), with Hatch and Donohoe in a new incarnation, Matter Eater, it is obvious the last track was a foreshadowing of things to come in another band format. Again, I affirm this is a must-have, first-and-last release collector's item. Huge salutes here!!
Volar': The Uncertainty Principle (CD, 61:33); The Laser's Edge, 1997
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Style: Fusion/Progressive Rock