If we could bottle musical composer Mark Wood’s drive and sell it to the masses, we could inspire the world one measure at a time. Though, we don’t need to bother, because Mark has it all under control. His genius mind has somehow manifested extra hours in the day to accomplish a vast collection of projects. If there’s a need in the music scene, Mark Wood already has his talented violinist’s hands fiddling with the possibilities. It might be in the form of national music coaching for talented students or adapting orchestra to a live performance rock show. You name the task; Wood has done it, or will. Take a looksee at Trans-Siberian Orchestra and experience it for yourself. How about producing a new electric violin? You guessed right, he already did. While he was conquering the musical world, he also released 7 records with the accompaniment of the Mark Wood Band.
His most recent gift is the opening night performance in the form of the rock album Turbow. Take a seat, and ready yourself for exposure to the hero of this audio tale, but allow me to make the first introductions, “Audience, meet the leading role, the innovative electric violin known as the Viper. Viper, meet your audience, also known as the subjects who will be picking their jaws up from the floor by the end of this hoorah.”
From beginning to end, this rock Sinfonietta travels through the eardrums and into the spirit. The track “Attitude and Adjustment” is an acceleration of climaxing strings leading into a thrumming standoff between a violin and souring metal instrumentals. Just as the comfort of melody enwraps the listener, female vocals enter to “float in the atmosphere” of musical bliss.
“Inferno” is the haunting approach of an antagonist in a desperate run for survival. With moments ranging from anxious pacing to forlorn yearning, Mark Wood has built a story without using words to tell it.
“Luminocity” is a sensual dance that magically feels as though longing and victory are emotions meant to coincide. The characters brought to mind by this tale of vibrating strings have an invigorating story to tell, and Turbow will inspire the imagination to do just that.
The track “Turbow,” the albums namesake, is a sweetened reverie of range showcasing the Viper’s extensive abilities in the talented hands of Mark Wood. He plays his creation with eased passion and awe-inspiring expertise.
Finally, “Labor of Love,” ends the performance with an upbeat parting to the audience. Take a bow; the curtains have closed to a standing ovation. But listeners, don’t fret over the end of the performance, you never know what Mark will be up to next.
Make a note on your calendars and brace yourselves for the upcoming tour. Maybe rest now, because you’ll need to stay sharp to catch this.