Spastic Ink is the solo project for
guitarist Ron Jarzombek.
super-complex instrumental fusion metal, with
a lot of this stuff making even Watchtower sound simplistic.
Jarzombek's distinctive style is in top form here, as both
his soloing and riffing is unbelievably tight, and yet the
rhythm section of brother Bobby and Pete Perez
matches him every step of the way -- there is no other band alive
today that possesses such technical and musical prowess.
Completely un-radio-friendly, and utterly brilliant in its
Work on the followup, Ink Compatible, had been ongoing
for several years, and was finally completed in early 2004.
Contributing to the album is a veritable who's who of prog
Jason McMaster and Doug Keyzer,
(Pain Of Salvation),
and several others.
vocals (ex-Dangerous Toys, Howling Sycamore, Ignitor, Watchtower)
guitars (Blotted Science, ex-Gordian Knot, ex-Slayer (SA), Watchtower)
bass (ex-Leatherwolf, ex-Riot)
drums (ex-Arch/Matheos, ex-Demons & Wizards, Fates Warning, ex-Halford, ex-Juggernaut, ex-Painmuseum, ex-Riot)
- The Mad Data Race
- A Morning with Squeakie
- Just a Little Dirty
- See, and it's Sharp!
- Suspended on All Fours
- A Wild Hare
- Harm and Half-Time Baking Shuffle
- To Counter and Groove in E Minor
- That 178 Thing
- Eighths is Enough
- Mosquito Brain Surgery
- Work Tapes
1997 Readers' Album
- Just a Little Bit
- Words for Nerds
- Melissa's Friend
- Read Me
- In Memory Of ...
- A Chaotic Realization of Nothing Yet Misunderstood
- The Cereal Mouse
- A Quick Affix (Japanese bonus track)