Their latest studio album, Theories of Flight, was released in and their latest live album Live Over Europe, was released in On February 17, , Matheos released an experimental guitar album called Halo Effect. It was released by the independent record label Burning Shed.
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However, it wasn't until I saw a post from a Chernobyl survivor named Yuri , who was one of the musicians employed by the Russian government sent with his bandmates and a ballet dancer into the heart of the disaster to entertain the dying, that the song became complete. Making the most of contemporary technology, almost all collaborators tracked their parts in their respective home studios, while guitars and vocals were laid down at Matheos 's studio, with him handling the production.
Working this way was conducive to creativity and a process that was most agreeable to both Arch and Matheos. That said, John offered a lot of encouragement, whether remotely or in person, and pushed me into directions I wouldn't normally go.
Matheos was similarly supportive when it came to Arch laying down his parts. Whatever creative differences we have, we work out with compromise. I appreciate Jim 's patience while I'm tracking vocals because it can be brutal at times. It's also cool because I get a front row seat watching Jim track his guitars, sometimes late into the night till we both run out of gas. We are longtime friends, and a couple shots and laughs at the end of a long day make for some good memories.
The natural manner in which it all came together makes it all the more special. Thursday 7 May Friday 8 May Saturday 9 May Sunday 10 May Monday 11 May Tuesday 12 May Wednesday 13 May Thursday 14 May Friday 15 May Saturday 16 May Sunday 17 May Monday 18 May Tuesday 19 May Wednesday 20 May Thursday 21 May Friday 22 May Saturday 23 May Sunday 24 May Monday 25 May Tuesday 26 May Wednesday 27 May Thursday 28 May Friday 29 May Saturday 30 May Sunday 31 May Monday 1 June Tuesday 2 June Thursday 4 June Friday 5 June Saturday 6 June Sunday 7 June Monday 8 June Tuesday 9 June Monday 15 June Tuesday 16 June Wednesday 17 June Friday 19 June Saturday 20 June Sunday 21 June Monday 22 June Tuesday 23 June Wednesday 24 June Thursday 25 June Friday 26 June Saturday 27 June Sunday 28 June Monday 29 June Tuesday 30 June Wednesday 1 July Thursday 2 July Friday 3 July Saturday 4 July Sunday 5 July Portnoy made minor arrangement suggestions but did not take part in the actual writing of the album.
Critics praised the members' musicianship and the fact that the album differed significantly from the members' other projects. Matheos and Moore did not plan to make a second OSI album, and returned to their own projects after the first album's completion. In , they both had free schedules, so decided to produce a follow-up album. Joey Vera also of Fates Warning played bass on the album. Free was released on April 24, ,  receiving generally positive critical reception.
Critics noted that the album was darker and more keyboard-focused than the band's debut. In September , Moore posted an update on the Chroma Key website, stating that he and Matheos had been working on a third OSI album for several months. All other instruments and programming were performed by Matheos and Moore, while lyrics and vocals were handled exclusively by Moore.
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