This is Eddie Stremler's first release ever and it finds him trying to resurrect and re-define the progressive rock genre. But not in the usual way. Eddie's song-writing and vocal style reminds one of bands whose influence guides him (Yes, Steely Dan) but strong lyrics and sharp arrangements keep the songs in focus. This EP is the prelude to Eddie's full length CD, which will be out in the Fall this year. Eddie Stremler By Default features the efforts of Rave Tesar, noted for his work with Renaissance and Annie Haslem, on keyboards, and Rich Berends, drummer for the heavily progressive group called Mastermind. All in all, an extremely solid effort.