Title - 'The Witness'
Artist - Paul Bremner
IZZ fans have grown to associate Paul Bremner's distinctive and melodic guitar playing with the IZZ Sound. Paul has earned the respect of the progressive rock community by writing such memorable songs as Light From Your Eyes, Illuminata and co-writing the IZZ classics Late Night Salvation and Can't Feel the Earth, Part II, among many others.
Paul's new studio album of 10 songs showcases both his dynamic guitar playing and his penchant for writing emotional music and lyrics. The first track of the album 'From Here I Can See the Horizon' features a powerful, and ethereal lead vocal performance from Anmarie Byrnes, and that is backed by a simply stunning Bremner vocal on 'Pilot Fish.' Next up is beautifully emotional 'Warm,' which showcases a lead vocal from Laura Meade.
The freeflowing 'Vistas' is easily one of my personal favorites here on The Witness, for combined with some fast-paced guitar work, it's more of a rock song than anything. Funnily enough, that could also be said of 'Are You Ooh Yah?,' which is backed by the purposely created hangdog tone of 'Sad.' Next up is the energetic fury of the title track, 'The Witness,' a track that features Brian Coralian on drums.
That's followed by the luscious 'Lost in a Memory,' and then Greg DiMiceli showcases his talent on the jazz/funk-inspired 'No Remorse.' The last track on the album, 'Last Exit Before Toll' comes in at over 20 minutes and encompasses the full range of Bremner's musical palette: I. Car Crash Song; II. Home; III. Justify, Pacify, Testify; IV. A New Source; V. The Wings of the Angels.
1. 'From Here I Can See the Horizon'
2. 'Pilot Fish'
5. 'Are You Ooh Yah?'
7. 'The Witness'
8. 'Lost In a Memory'
9. 'No Remorse'
10. 'Last Exit Before Toll'