Magna Carta has set an October 23 U.S. release date (one day earlier internationally) for the new album from LIQUID TRIO EXPERIMENT , the instrumental progressive rock/metal project featuring DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy (drums), and Jordan Rudess (guitar) alongside progressive rock icon Tony Levin (bass) of KING CRIMSON and PETER GABRIEL fame. Entitled "Spontaneous Combustion" (cover), the CD features previously unreleased "jams" recorded during the sessions for LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT second full-length album, "Liquid Tension Experiment 2", in October 1998 at Millbrook Studios in upstate New York.
A description of the CD reads as follows: "In October 1998, LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT reunited at Millbrook Studios in upstate New York to record their 2nd album. A few days into the sessions, John Petrucci's pregnant wife went into premature labor, leaving Mike Portnoy, Jordan Rudess and Tony Levin stranded in an already set-up and booked recording studio. So like any creative and productive musicians would do, they decided to stay and JAM... and JAM they did!
"For some bizarre and still unexplained reason, the master tapes of these jams were misplaced during the mixing process. But, luckily, Portnoy records almost everything he ever does and as a result his live two-track stereo DAT mixes are the only remaining traces of this historic jam. So what you have here is as live and raw as it gets. No overdubs, no editing, no mixing. Just three guys, their instruments and their spontaneous imaginations feeding off of each other."