Quantum (album)

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Planet X - 2007 - Quantum.jpg
Studio album by Planet X
Released May 18, 2007 (2007-05-18)
Recorded Beachwood Manor Studios in Burbank, California
Genre Instrumental rock, progressive metal, progressive rock, jazz fusion
Length 50:47
Label Inside Out
Producer Planet X
Planet X chronology

Quantum is the third studio album by instrumental rock/progressive metal supergroup Planet X, released in 2007 through Inside Out Music.[1] Guitarist Allan Holdsworth was originally slated to feature on most tracks, but ended up not finishing the project.[2] As a result, his solos remain only on "Desert Girl" and "The Thinking Stone".

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]

François Couture at AllMusic gave Quantum four stars out of five, calling it "a quantum leap above previous Planet X releases" and "a surprisingly mature album". He praised the album's stronger compositions and better diversity over previous Planet X material, and listed "Alien Hip Hop", "Matrix Gate", "Space Foam", "Kingdom of Dreams" and "Desert Girl" as highlights.[3]

In a 2012 article by MusicRadar, Dream Theater drummer Mike Mangini ranked the album tenth in his list of most influential drum albums.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Virgil Donati, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Alien Hip Hop" 7:13
2. "Desert Girl" 6:05
3. "Matrix Gate" 4:10
4. "The Thinking Stone" 4:14
5. "Space Foam" (Derek Sherinian, Donati, Rufus Philpot) 4:46
6. "Poland" 5:23
7. "Snuff" 4:59
8. "Kingdom of Dreams" 6:48
9. "Quantum Factor" 7:09
Total length: 50:47


Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Austria, Germany, Switzerland May 18, 2007[1] Inside Out
Rest of Europe May 21, 2007[1]
North America May 22, 2007[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Discography". xplanetx.com. Retrieved 2015-02-06.
  2. ^ Prasad, Anil (2008). "Harnessing momentum". Innerviews. Retrieved 2015-02-06.
  3. ^ a b Couture, François. "Quantum - Planet X". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2015-02-06.
  4. ^ Bosso, Joe (2012-07-16). "Dream Theater's Mike Mangini: my 10 most influential drum albums". MusicRadar. Future Publishing. Retrieved 2015-02-06.

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