"The title track from the forthcoming album opens with a piano accompanied by a dreamy guitar which leads to the vocals that build up the track before it ramps up with a 70s/80s classic pop/rock feel that ties in beautifully with the lyrics."
" 'How Much More?' is certainly a track that has been well produced with love for the sound that fans of ITP have come to love over the years that they have been producing some brilliant tracks. This track is certainly one that opens up the albums and sets you up for the rest of the tracks to enjoy."
"Ivory Tower Project’s style is a throwback to the expansive sound of bands like Styx and Kansas. The band recently released their album 'How Much More?', which is textured rock without the formulaic hooks. This is the kind of layered music meant for listening. And Tony Novarro gives us some killer guitar riffs."
“The hit record that should have been”… "There is no set in stone formula that ITP follows; they make use of the wide range of colors and styles to create songs that embody the best elements of the the 70s and 80s, and they do it very well.”
(Ivory Tower Project) “make “Classic Pop/Rock inspired
by the great artists of the 70s and 80s.” Immediately I thought
of the greats like Chicago, Journey, Foreigner etc, and couldn’t
help but check out their sound. I wasn’t disappointed.”
“Listening to this album immediately brings to mind such classic
melodic rock bands as Journey, gobs of Survivor,
and yes, even a little bit of Axe. If the mention of those bands gets
your salivary glands to start working then read on, because what Ivory
Tower Project does with their influences places this disc handsomely
right next door.”
Mossip – Your Guide To Everything Music Written by: Elfslut
Listening to Ivory
Tower Project is like taking a trip back to the 80s. Every
song on Red Hot is destined to make those who grew up in the 80s have
Deja Vu. Mark Regula has a voice that will stand up with the best of
them and he proves that consistently throughout the disc. If you are
a fan of old school 80s rock, this will fit well into your collection…
Holy Cabbage Patch Kids and Marty McFly, the new album from Ivory
Tower Project is a top-notch record. Red Hot is a totally rad,
10-song release that combines elements of classic rock and 80s pop to
capture the music of an unforgettable decade that also brought us mullets
Although Red Hot was released last October, the album has been
in the making for more than 15 years. It features a timeless sound that
apparently hasn’t been tinkered with in almost as long, single-handedly
proving that if you wait long enough, things that go out of style will
eventually come back again. This album is retro but relevant and has
an overall consistency that fans of any age will appreciate and enjoy.
In case you weren’t sure what sound Ivory Tower Project was going
for on this record, they brought in several iconic 80s musicians including
Ivan Elias, formerly of Patty Smyth and Scandal, and Richie Cannata,
who toured with The Piano Man himself, to do some of the studio work.
And much like the recording sessions, Regula’s songwriting has
been heavily influenced by prominent players from the Dundee decade.
From Journey and Genesis, to Foreigner and Kansas, the songs on this
album, both lyrically and sonically, would fit well among any of that
era’s top 40 hits, like a color-coded square on a Rubik’s
There’s no such thing as too much synth on Red Hot, so
haters beware, but I think they’re hot. I also love the face-melting
guitar solo around 2:30 on "Burning," the vibes on "Gotcha," the one-part-Prince,
two-parts Duran Duran track, "Dreamer," and "Way Too Late," the natural
successor to Survivor’s "Eye of the Tiger."
Listening to Red Hot reminds me of everything good about the
decade in which I was born, and is even more fun than playing Mario
Bros. on your Nintendo, while wearing a Members Only jacket and waiting
for your Chia Pet to grow.
Ivory Tower Project – RED HOT Published on: CrossOver-Netzwerk für Jugendkultur
[ Germany ] By: Georg Lögler
Ivory Tower Project:'How Much More?' - Interview with Mark Regula on ALL Magazine(November, 2016)
by Heather Paige. [pgs: 52-55]
"For Ivory Tower Project, How Much More? is so much more than the title of an album, it is the story of overcoming incredible adversity to pursue their passion for music. Their story is real. It is genuine. It is inspiring..."