The Review: So as luck would have it I stumble across the latest CD by Israeli rockers Tuval Cain entitled “Forging the Future” released in 2013. I really love Classic retro Rock in general. Looking back at the last 20-30 years there have been some truly amazing bands that gave us the gift of music for the ages. What bands am I referring to: Yes, King Crimson, Van der Graff Generator, Camel and Genesis. These bands were the Progressive Rock Pioneers that changed the course of Rock n Roll history forever. From the above masters to more recent bands like Muse, Tool and even Dave Matthews Band no one can deny the impact such diverse music has had upon musical culture, but it’s not for everyone. I say this because with all due respects listening to some of the music can be like reading Moby Dick, rather than a simple shot story. Some of extend play formats are good, some not so good. Listen to “Tales from Topographic Oceans” by Yes and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Getting back to Tuval Cain this mammoth musical project consists of David Lawrence Kuhn: All music, lyrics, and keyboards, Dor Nagar: Lead vocals, Avi Singolda: Guitars, Ido Maimon: Drums and percussion, Noam Hartman and Adam ben Ezra: Electric bass, Shaul Barkan: Alto and tenor sax, Udi Perlman: Flute, Produced, Arranged, Recorded and Mixed by Noam Hartmann and Avi Chen. Musical comparables for me include Jethro Tull, Yes, King Crimson, Van der Graff Generator, Camel and legendary Genesis. When you hit play and listen to the first few tracks: “Nomad”, “Wandering” and Spiral Down” you will quickly be blessed and enlightened by the musical presence of this band. True, Tuval Cain apathetically falls in this “Moby Dick category but its good news. “Forging the Future” is an monumental concept album or a mans journey if you will with so many musical and spiritual layers it should be heralded as legendary in its status. The title of the album is no doubt a mission statement as it is a great title for this CD. The amazing combination of guitar, rhythms, flute, percussion, vocals, organs, are to the highest level of musicianship. The melodies and lyrics are brilliant, and the vocal harmonies provide the perfect reinforcements just where they need to be. My favorite tracks are “Spiral Down”, “A Distant Well”, “There will be Time” and Power” “Forging the Future” by Tuval Cain is an amazing 58 minute journey through the brilliant mindset and musical psyche of David Kuhn, Kuhn deserves a lot of credit for all this no doubt. He wrote all the music and played Keyboards on the CD as well. What else can I say Tuval Cain literally blew me away, actually it greatly exceeded all my expectation. In the end “Forging the Future” is a celebratory, glory full return of Classic Progressive Rock at its best. Its strong suit is the amazing arsenal of players and performers Kuhn brings to the table via his intellectually stimulating vision and songwriting. Forging the Future by Tuval Cain is not just one of the best CD’s I’ve heard this year – it’s a gift to the world.

Originally written by Justin Fletcher in Rock N' Roll View (Link no longer available)

Nominations and Awards

Nominated CD of the Year by Indie Music Digest.
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Tuval Cain's debut album, Forging the Future, is now available on cdbaby, amazon, and itunes. PHYSICAL CDS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE. 

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