Most of us, unfortunately, couldn’t see enough cracked skies in our current modern lives, and probably never even heard of it, till we knew we should’ve, when the Rolling Stone declared back in 1975 that the debut album of the year was ‘Safety in Numbers’ by Crack the Sky.
From Ohio, United States, Joe Macre the bassist of Crack the Sky emerged as a solo artist and released ‘Tomorrow is Today’ featuring himself on basically Bass, Drums, Keys, Guitars, and Vocals, while Chris Elliot features as a lead guitarist.
The track begins with a reverb-synth with a mellow pop melody and the drums enter the race to cultivate the rhythm and sync the pop melodies with the progressive rock themes formed by the electric guitars. Then the vocals hit but with a less rhythmic tempo and with a lot of surrounding echoes that seemed not placed adequately in the mastering process but it sooner gains a harmonic placement on the way that it breaks you off from the pacey music and throws you away to the slower vocal rhythm.
The track bears a futuristic/techno theme which is very expressive of the time state the track claims. But at some point, the sounds were sad and nostalgic which formed a timely mix of the past, present, and future through vocal keys and instrumental tunes.
A time machine concept was presented on this one. At first, when I heard this track it seemed that the vocal mastering was introduced in a very poor quality that you could hear reverses on the vocal track, but just a while later I noticed that it was repeated throughout the track by reversing an upcoming futuristic event’s sound (tomorrow) and unifying it with the present event’s sound (Today). A remarkable presentation of the track’s concept and what it has to say. I believe that’s what the Lemelson–MIT Prizes were held for.
The track’s a perfect journey to ride through tomorrow while still in today, relative to the past also.
Listen to the track and travel through time.