Vly began as strangers sending1’s and 0’s across the Atlantic. I / [Time] makes good on the futuristic dreams of the late 1990’s, when promises of international recording sessions via the Internet excited incredulous musicians. Now that it’s a reality the method may be less glamorously sci-fi than one had hoped; still, they get the job done. The background of the members reads like a “who’s who” of progressive music. Both guitarist Karl Demata and bassist Chris Heilmann were former members of the British post rock band Crippled Black Phoenix. Vocalist Keith Gladysz is a member of the NY based Diet Kong. Keyboardist Elisa Montaldo is the driving force behind the Italian retro-prog band Il Tempio Delle Clessidre. Drummer Mattias Olsson is the former drummer of Anglagard – one of the most iconic prog rock bands in history. The sound of Vly hits upon elements of progressive rock, classic rock, folk, early-Floydian psychedelia, intimate pop melodies, massive walls of epic guitar riffage, post-classical, post-rock and electronic music. It’s the diverse background of the members that lead to the breadth of their sound.