'nin solo çali$masinin adidir. ayni zamanda bu iki albumu yapan grubada verilen addir.
vokal: james la brie
gitar: mike keneally (steve vai
grubundan) ve mike borkosky
keyboard: matt guillory
bass: bryan beller - (steve vai
bateri: mike mangini (steve vai
birinci album keep it to yourself ikinci album ise sadece mullmuzzler2 olarak adlandirilir.
butun albumlerde shadow gallery
'nin muzikal açidan ve sarki sozu yazmada buyuk etkisi vardir. ayrica ilk album muzisyenler ayni $ehirde bile olmadiklari halde parça parça e-mail, posta ve telefonla yazilip bestelenmi$tir. bu yuzden james assagidaki açiklamayi yapar ve proje ismini bu $ekilde alir.
mullmuzzler, a hybrid word of james' own creation. as he explains, "i was sitting down and thinking about how absurd this whole process was with this album, the long distances, the variety of human interaction, so i thought 'what can best describe what the songs are saying to me, what is really affecting my social stance right now, my whole environment?' so i was thinking about how so many people in the world today are suppressed or oppressed when they want to say something. so many people hold back what they are truly thinking. so i thought what could best describe that process? and there was no word out there. so i put two words together, 'mull', which means to ponder thought, 'muzzler', or 'muzzle', which means to gag. so 'mullmuzzler' means to gag or silence an individual's thought before it can be expressed in any manner. it's as simple as that."