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Quantum Quantum CD (2007) 4 stars
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Planet X music CDs It took Planet X five years to come up with a follow-up to MoonBabies, and the first thing fans are bound to notice is the absence of guitarist Tony MacAlpine. On this, the group's third studio album, Planet X is presented as a duo -- leader/keyboardist Derek Sherinian and drummer Virgil Donati -- rounded up by guest bassists (Jimmy Johnson and Rufus Philpot) and guitarists (mostly Brett Garsed, also fusion legend Allan Holdsworth on two tracks). You may also find the music veering a little more into fusion territory and less into the metal-fusion genre established by the Magna Carta label -- and all for the better. In fact, Quantum is a quantum leap above previous Planet X releases: stronger compositions (tighter and less flashy), more diversity across the album, better-dosed excitement. The resulting music is less in your face but just as satisfying, since it welcomes repeated listens. The fierceness presented as the band's core is its manifesto of sorts ("a band that played so fiercely, it would strike fear..." stated the press release for the group's first album), giving way to a more strategic use of intensity and better-crafted songs, as "Alien Hip Hop" brilliantly ...
Moonbabies Moonbabies CD (2002) 4.6 stars
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Planet X discography Just a few months after Live From Oz, Planet X unleashed its second studio album, MoonBabies. Here, Virgil Donati, Tony MacAlpine, and Derek Sherinian push the jazz-rock envelope farther into progressive rock territory. Most tracks feature oblique melodic lines and complex time signatures (in the press release, Sherinian is quoted saying, "Our most exotic time signature is four"). The pretty straightforward "Ignotus Per Ignotium," previewed on Live From Oz, lied about the group's direction. The hard rocker finds itself isolated at the end of the album. The other tracks rock hard, but in much more challenging ways. MacAlpine is a magician, often stealing the show with his inspired solos and soaring ...
Planet X Planet X CD (2000)
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Planet X songs Planet X: F. Vyan Walton (vocals, keyboards); Darryl Zuber (guitar, background vocals); Ron Meyer (bass, background vocals); Henry "Mitch" Mitchell (drums, background vocals).
Live From Oz Live From Oz CD (2002) 4.6 stars
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Planet X CD discography Recorded The Corner Hotel Richmond, Victoria, Australia on June 13, 2001. What happens when a group with only one studio album out releases a live CD? Most of the set list is taken from the previous effort. That's what happens with Live From Oz, but strangely that doesn't prevent the CD from being very good. Recorded on June 13, 2001, in Melbourne, Australia (the hometown of drummer Virgil Donati), it packs tons of energy. The tunes gain a tri-dimensional life that the crystal-clear exactitude of the studio flattened out. The trio of Derek Sherinian, Tony MacAlpine, and Donati was complemented for this tour by Dixie Dregs bassist Dave LaRue. The unit is ...
Universe Universe CD (2000) 5 stars
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Planet X albums Due to the success of his debut solo recording, Planet X, keyboardist Derek Sherinian kept drummer extraordinaire Virgil Donati, added guitar shredder Tony MacAlpine and named the band after the debut. It's rather ironic that he chose this technically demanding direction, as he was criticized by fans as being the least technically advanced member of Dream Theater during his tenure with the band. Whether he was out to prove a point or simply did not get a enough of an opportunity to show off his chops, there are enough on display here to silence any cynics. The approach is heavy, but certainly owes more to jazz-rock fusion than progressive metal or ...


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Popular or famous Planet X music songs: Warfinger, Dog Boots, Ignotus Per Ignotium, Europa, Inside Black, Her Animal, Pods of Trance, Virgil Donati Solo. More music songs Endless Night, Bitch, Noble Savage, Clonus, Interlude in Milan, 2116, Desert Girl, Alien Hip Hop, Pay Your Dues, Snuff, Space Foam. More music songs Kingdom of Dreams. See All Songs


Planet X CD discography Key Personnel

Member NameWorked With
Derek SherinianBlack Country Communion, Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Explorers Club, Kiss, Tony MacAlpine, O.S.I., Portnoy Sheehan Macalpine Sherinian, Billy Sheehan
Tony MacAlpineVinnie Moore, Mark Boals, Cab, O.S.I., Portnoy Sheehan Macalpine Sherinian, Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian, Brian Auger, Bunny Brunel
Virgil DonatiMark Boals, Cab, Devil's Slingshot, Joel Hoekstra, Lalu, Seven The Hardway, Derek Sherinian, Steve Walsh, Brett Garsed, Uncle Moe's Space Ranch
Ron Meyer
Darryl Zuber
F. Vyan Walton
Henry "Mitch" Mitchell



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