"...a duo who definitely punches a hole through the more established forms of Prog and creates their own sound." *
Creating their own sound has been the driving force in Gravity Tree, an experimental, progressive rock duo hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Gravity Tree influences fall all over the musical map: rock bands of the '60's and '70's, film soundtrack composers, performance artists, game music (which drummer/keyboardist Alan Nu also writes), and the "classics". The music Gravity Tree plays is sometimes referred to as Art Rock or Prog Rock, but other genre titles also fall on the group: Avant-Prog, Math Rock, Experimental - even Fusion or Alternative.
After an early vinyl release and a number of live shows, the group put forth their first CD, "Life or Dessert?" . This was followed up by appearances on several compilation CDs, including the Bay Prog Compilation disc, and most recently "A Very Progressive Christmas", from Melodic Revolution Records. Their 2nd CD is "Ultimate Backward". Their latest song is the web-only download mix of "Building", now available at iTunes, Amazon, Napster, Rhapsody and other fine music shops.
In addition to critical praise, the band held the number 1 and 2 spots on the Progressive chart on NumberOneMusic for more than a year, with more than 1.5 million plays on their site page to date. Gravity Tree has also charted high on music streaming site RadioIndy with two songs, 'Building' (their latest web release) and 'Wait'; and remains one of the top bands in the San Francisco Bay Area on ReverbNation.com.
Exposé Magazine has said: "Gravity Tree is one of the more interesting progressive bands around... their material bears a stamp of currency, yet also features the conceptual ideals of classic progressive rock."
Gravity Tree is currently in the studio, at work on new songs for web-only release, and a forthcoming album.
*(USA Progressive Music)