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Interzone Mantras

The Tea Party Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
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1. Interzone
2. Angels
3. The Master & Margarita
4. Apathy
5. Soulbreaking
6. Lullaby
7. Must Must
8. White Water Siren
9. Cathartik
10. Dust To Gold
11. Requiem
12. Mantra

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Whatever one thinks of the Tea Party's ambitious yet commercial rock, the band deserves credit for not being afraid to come off as pretentious as a sack of Rush records. True to the trio's nature, The Interzone Mantras--the group's fifth full-length studio disc--is a study in excess. From an insert that folds out into a 16-panel poster of a multi-armed, multi-eyed deity to a song title borrowed from a Russian novel ("The Master and Margarita") to deep-throated spiritual pronouncements and everything-but-the-didgeridoo arrangements, the album never shies away from piling on more sound and more self-importance. That it works more often than not is testament to the band's knack for strong melodies and a compelling blend of riff-o-rama guitars and orchestral atmospherics, as on "Soulbreaking" and the acoustic ballad "White Water Siren." Barrel-chested rockers like "Lullaby" and the white-hot horn-driven opener, "Interzone," add some oomph to the proceedings, though nonfans will find the disc's more dirgelike moments ("Dust to Gold") trying. The album ends as it should, though, with an eight-minute denouement of crunchy guitars, Middle Eastern textures, and swelling strings that build to the decidedly unpretentious mantra, "Love is all we have / Love is all we need." --Shawn Conner

Product Description

Sixth studio album for Canadian alternative rock act, featuring all new songs. 12 tracks in all including 'Interzone', 'Angels', 'Apathy' & 'Requiem'. 2001.

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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best cd's i have in my collection April 3 2004
By Darren
Format:Audio CD
This album is by far one of my favorite album of all time. This cd is worth every penny.
Interzone-great intro to the cd this song is cool 4/5
Angels-This is one of tea party single from this cd, it does not sound like a tea party song. this song has more of and mainstream rock vibe to it, but it's a really good song 5/5
Master in magirita- I really like this song, the guitar riffs are a killer in this one, so is the drums. 5/5
Apathy-this song is one of my lest favorite song on the album, to me it doesn't really stand out. 2/5
Soulbreaking-This song is the most emotional song on the cd, Jeff martin recived a mail from a teenage girl and in the letter she wrote that she was being sexual abuse by her father, so jeff martin made this song from that letter dedicating it to her and other women who are going thru the same problem.5/5
lullaby- Ah...another favorite, this song has that gothic vibe to it. everything is good in it, from the drums, bass, and guitar
Must Must- Another great long, catchy song, great drums and guitar. - 5/5
white water siren- This song sound like this old tea party, it has that eastern feeling in it with a little alternertive vibe to it. 4/5
Catharik- One of my favorites on the album, great beat. The guitar work in this song is amazing from the chourus, verse, and the killer solo. The lyrics are very strong in this song. 5/5
Dust to gold- another one of my favorites on this album, great guitar work and lyrics 5/5
Requiem- great guitar work in hear also, great chorus, but sometimes it reapeats a little too much, other than that it's a really great song. 4/5
Mantra- Ah, this song is a killer, it sounds eastern and it has a great vibe to it. Again the guitar work is amazing, also the drums and everything is superb! 5/5
If your a tea party fan this is a must, i think that this is one of their best work. Everything about this album is amazing from top to bottom. TEA PARTY RULEZ!!!!!!!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Second Best Tea Party Album Nov. 12 2003
Format:Audio CD
It is no secret that I am big fan of this band. They are much better than any American music on the radio. Mainly because of thier deep and insightful lyrics and excellent musicianship, basically, they are just awesome.
Song by Song breakdown:
1.)The Interzone-5 stars-Great opening rock track. Uses horns during the song which something not all that prevalent in the Tea Party's music. Good rock song about religious extremes.
2.)Angels-4 stars-The most pop sounding song on the record, also, one of the band's radio singles off the album. Just your basic straightforward rock song, but has a sexy, sensual feel. Focuses on "Wings of Desire" by Wim Wenders.
3.)The Master and Margarita-5 stars-One of the heavier songs on the album, has a very cool riff. Still so far not much use of the eastern instruments. This song is based on the book of the same name, an excellent read for anyone interested in Russian novelists.
4.)Apathy-3 stars-The weakest track on the album, but by no means bad. Has a cool, somewhat sexy vibe. Song about balancing beliefs of good and evil in one's life. Still no real use of Eastern instruments.
5.)Soulbreaking-5 stars- The most heartbreaking song the Tea Party has ever written. It was written for a girl who was abused by her fater and sent Jeff an anonymous letter about the ordeal. So he wrote this song in efforts to console her. This song features orchestral strings. A quite song for the most part, mellow, and extremely emotional. If you like this song I recommend checking out the White Ribbon Campaign, an organization working to stop domestic abuse. The tea party are active members of the organization.
6.)Lullaby-4 stars-Not my favorite song. It is very stripped down basic guitar driven rock song.
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5.0 out of 5 stars truly unique Oct. 5 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
its really too bad that tea party isn't a well known band in the US because they are truly amazing. the interzone mantras was actually the first cd i got of theirs and i didnt really like it at first, but then i went back and listened to it a few times, and now i love it.
1. interzone- a pretty good song, thats actually the shortest on the cd, probably my least favorite on the cd actually 7/10
2. angels- great song, great chorus and verse 9/10
3. the master and the margarita- one of my favorites on the cd, awesome riffs and chorus, and also almost apc-esque guitar tones , very catchy 10/10
4. apathy- good song, reminds me of the doors a little 7/10
5. soulbreaking- another favorite, great string arrangements, and beautiful guitar - 10/10
6. lullaby- great drums and beat 8/10
7. must must- awesome guitar sounds, the most upbeat song on the album, very catchy 9/10
8. white water siren- another great drum track 8/10
the other two major standout tracks are requiem and mantra, both get 10/10
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not their best but close enough July 4 2002
By Cloud
Format:Audio CD
I first heard Tea Party and I loved it so I bought this one a month later when it came out and loved it. Then I put it away and bought the rest and loved all those but then I re-listened to this one and although it's not their absolute best, it's pretty close.
The Interzone: this album starts off with a very big riff, almost basslike and goes into a great sounding chorus. Has an almost eastern-flavoured solo. Could be a single but probably not. 9/10
Angels: the second single. Reminds me of Heaven Coming Down but I like better than this one. Jeff Martin called this a very sensual song which I could see but it reminds me of some kind of tacked-on ballad but I like it. 8/10
The Master And Margarita: opens with a middle-eastern like chord progression and goes into a great riff and an almost grunge-like verse. ALMOST. It's an alright song with quite a bit of guitar overdubs with happens quite a bit with their songs. 8/10
Apathy: To tell you the truth, I don't really like this song. It almost reminds me of Leonard Cohen in the verses or something. The chorus I like though. Although it has a pretty good solo, although nothing really amazing, it just has one. 7/10
Soulbreaking: probably like what Jeff said, the most beautiful song they created, also 3rd single. Lyrics are from a girl who wrote to Jeff about her being molested by her dad. The proceeds go to the White Ribbon Campaign which tries to stop violence against women. I even find it better than Release, which was for the same cause. 10/10
Lullaby: opens with Brahm's lullaby then goes to a eerie guitar riff. Very bleak lyrics, it's not the kind of lullaby you'd tell your kids, let's put it that way. Has a good chorus and a nice fast solo, not extremely Randy Rhodes/Van Halen/Steve Vai fast, just picked quite fast.
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Published on Jan. 31 2004 by Anapanasati
4.0 out of 5 stars It's really 4.5 stars
A great achievement by the Tea PArty once again. And also different from Triptych...
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Published on April 18 2003 by konradek
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Like every other album they have released ( yes including triptych) this one deserves 5 stars.
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Published on Feb. 24 2003 by Christopher
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