Glass Hammer is back with a brand new lineup and an album of epic-length prog tracks. The 2010 release IF marks the band's return to classic symphonic-progressive rock; an album sure to please fans of the group's earlier releases Chronometree, Lex Rex and The Inconsolable Secret. Pipe organs, Hammond solos, Moogs, Mellotrons - all the trademark sounds are back in place. But IF is no simple rehashing of previous Glass Hammer efforts. With the addition of vocalist Jon Davison, jazz-rock guitarist Alan Shikoh and session drummer Randall Williams, Glass Hammer co-founders Steve Babb and Fred Schendel have hit the reset button and taken their music to an entirely new level. The sixty-six minute opus features six tracks, culminating in the twenty-four minute long If The Sun, mastering by the legendary Bob Katz of Digital Domain, and stunning art-work by German designer Tom Kuhn.
...can only be described as an unbridled progressive masterwork. If you think they don't make albums like this any more, you're wrong. --Fred Tafton - Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock
America's leading progressive rock band Glass Hammer are back on track with another masterpiece! IF is most certainly the prog highlight of 2010! --Henri Strik - Background Magazine
Overall this album is highly recommended for fans old and new, and I can say with ease that IF is in my top favorite releases for 2010. --Nick Katona - Power of Prog