Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson, Lifesigns), Roger King (Steve Hackett), and drummer extraordinaire Marco Minnemann (Joe Satriani) have joined forces to deliver engaging, expansive rock that is adventurous and diverse as it is catchy and driving. It is a mercurial journey that seamlessly shifts between the realms of progressive rock and daring pop, but lyrically and conceptually “do nothing till you hear from me” discusses the dark clouds governments, corporations, media, and religious institutions form atop society: “We live in a time of heightened religious fundamentalism in which people deliver the wrath of God or speak out on his behalf,” says Nick Beggs. “When did God appoint these dubious PR men? The people in this world who should truly be listened to are often the ones who are silenced. The voice of reason seems strangely quiet in the face of so much disinformation. The Mute Gods address this imbalance.” Guest musicians include keyboardist Adam Holzman (Miles Davis, Steven Wilson), drummers Nick D’Virgilio (Spock’s Beard, Tears for Fears) and Gary O’Toole (Steve Hackett, China Crisis), and multi-instrumentalist Rob Reed (Magenta) as well as Beggs’ daughter Lula. Enjoy 60 minutes of contemporary prog with a thoughtful and provocative approach.