Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Particle Transformation Live|
Actors: Ben Combe, Gift of Gab, Eric Gould, Robby Krieger, DJ Logic
Director: Matthew Levin
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Since 2000, Particle has emerged as one of the hottest up-and-coming acts on the jam-band circuit, playing their techno-flavored instrumental jams at sold-out shows across the country, and selling 30,000 copies of their de... more »
David Mandau | Takoma Park, MD | 07/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I haven't seen the new Particle in person yet, but this DVD is the next best thing. Absolutely amazing jams--who'd have thunk it?--songs.
The guests are amazing, esp. Robby Krieger and Steve Vai, and the all-hands-on-deck jam on Stevie Wonder's Superstition is not to be believed.
Grab this DVD--and the CD (which is next on my list)--and most of all, GO SEE THEM LIVE!"
The New Particle
The Delite Rancher | Phoenix, Arizona | 10/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Transformations" sizzles with Particle's signature techno meets jamband sound. The inclusion of songs with vocals, two guitar players and acoustic instruments suggest that the transformed band intends to move more towards the center of the jamband spectrum. This show introduced a new line-up as Particle replaced their original guitar player with Ben Combe and Scott Metzger. Here, the band plays a set that the audience at the Henry Fonda Theater won't soon forget. The show is packed with special guests. Robby Krieger helps the band to play an appreciated 'LA Woman.' It takes the band awhile to hit a winning streak as the second set is when things soar. Blackalicious helps to make Beck's 'E Pro' a phenomenal cover. 'W' is another highlight thanks to Joe Satriani. The band redefines climax with Stevie Wonder's 'Superstition.' During this encore, Joe Satriani, Robby Krieger, Ben Combe and Scott Metzger play a cookin' four way guitar duel. The audio and video is excellent. There are drawbacks. Critics have primarily criticized Particle for playing 'hippy rave' music. Much of the first set languishes in this two dimensional paradigm. While Steve Molitz shines most of the time, there are still those moments as in 'Eye of the Storm' when the keyboards squeal that signature 'electonica gone too far' sound. The final drawback may be the knowledge that the master goal went unrealized. Particle wanted to prove that it was still a viable force without the band's former guitar player. Nothing makes a louder statement than the release of a DVD and accompanying CD that documents a special guest packed maiden voyage. Metzger left the band only five months later and you won't see any of the special guests when Particle plays in your hometown. That written, this is still a great snap shot of unique time period for a successfully transformed Particle."