Released on January 1, 2006
Produced by Rick Meyer
Engineered by Sal Caltabiano
Fully Functional is the 2nd CD released by Secret Aging Men, and it's the groups first foray into experimental structured improvisations. The CD sound is good but remains a stepping stone to better future sonics on SAM recordings. However the material on the CD shows great chemistry developing between the players, making these mostly on-the-fly jam tracks worth checking out.
Fully Functional has 12 tracks ranging in intensity from slow time-bending laments to fast, frantic, and raw jamming . . . all with a flair for the exotic! Progressive drumming, torqued bass, piano, synth keyboards, guitar, and guitar synth flutes, saxes, strings, combine for a crazed wall-of-sound at times, but lush and soft at others. Four players, live, no overdubs. Departure has several FX overdubs.
Space Of Ages ; Planet Of Infinite Pleasure ; Crystalline ; Star Crossed ; Conversations ; Departure