MembersTCP is: (Left to Right) Blake Tobias, Glenn Arpino, Henry Tarnecky, and Jack Wright.
Founded in 2008, TCP formed as progressive project based on the collaborative spirits of Henry Tarnecky (vocals/keyboards), Blake Tobias (keyboards/bass), and Jack Wright (guitars/drums). In 2011, Glenn Arpino (keyboards) was added to the group after his significant involvement with the band’s second album release, Fantastic Dreamer. TCP is the abbreviated and preferred form of the band’s formal name, Temporal Chaos Project.
TCP released their first album, The Way, in May 2009 to a surprising amount of worldwide critical acclaim for a debut album, winning top spots in several best of 2009 lists. Their sophomore release came in mid 2011, entitled Fantastic Dreamer, which enjoyed both enthusiastic fan as well as music critic support. The band hit best progressive album of 2011 lists in Spain, Netherlands, UK, and the US, garnering acclaim from numerous music writers worldwide. One enthusiastic critic wrote: “After the amazing ‘The Way’ (2009), these brilliant ‘Yankee’ minds have delivered a masterpiece. Fantastic Dreamer is a treasure chest full of rich progressive, well-crafted music aged to perfection.” The song, Vision, prompted Sea of Tranquility writer, Mark Johnson, to label it “the best song of the year”.
Since their inception, the band’s artistic efforts have been concentrated in the recording studio. The unique TCP sound is derived by a combination of Henry’s unmistakable voice and dramatic phrasings, compositional complexity with math rock underpinnings, and a strong propensity for mixing ’70s era art rock with modern progressive thought and sound. All four current members are progressive composers.
The band members place a premium on close collaboration and joint production decisions and have been credited for combining “the best characteristics of the legends in prog music with astonishing original compositions and superb craftsmanship”, along with a style where “the new and old are greatly united, as this classic prog gets a good injection of more modern musical ideas”. So too is their unique way of musical expression amid the changing landscapes, focused melodies, and twisted time signatures, prompting Progression Magazine to state: “Shallow thinkers need not bother”.