Circuline Receives Feature in PROG Magazine Issue 69

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Circuline received a two-page Feature in PROG Magazine 69!  Following a 45-minute Skype interview with Andrew Colyer and Darin Brannon, rock journalist Rich Wilson wrote a great story about Circuline’s past, present, and future, including tales of Downing Grey, founding guitarist Bill Shannon’s departure, first album learning experiences, and the new album Counterpoint.

Marillion graced the cover with a 12-page article, and other features included Barclay James Harvest, Aisles, The Pineapple Thief, Russian Circles, Dream The Electric Sleep, Wolverine, and Ashley Hutchings.

Thank you so much to Jerry Ewing, Rich Wilson, and everyone at PROG Magazine!

 

Circuline’s Counterpoint Reviewed in Classic Rock Society (UK)

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Circuline’s new album Counterpoint received an excellent review in the UK’s Classic Rock Society magazine!

“Confident in its vision…..a very particular style…..What we have here is drama – big, bombastic, epic progressive rock with everything turned up to 11.  The production is massive…..two excellent lead vocalists in Natalie Brown and Billy Spillane, so add Colyer’s third vocal and we have some very effective harmonies…..the music matches the production…..Colyer’s dominant keyboards are excellent throughout, recalling Keith Emerson particularly…..short instrumental vignettes are also nicely used…..high on quality and craft…..for those that like their prog powerful and dramatic, it’s a must listen.”

Thank you so much to Miles, David, and SL at Classic Rock Society for this review!

http://www.classicrocksociety.co.uk/

Circuline Contributes Charity Track

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Circuline recently contributed the track “Nautilus” from their second album Counterpoint to the compilation album One Love! Music For Relief, out now via There is Hope records.  There is Hope is a not-for-profit subsidiary of Melodic Revolution Records, founded by Nick Katona.

100% of the proceeds of the album sales will go to support organizations like Music for Relief, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, and the American Red Cross.

Music for Relief was founded by the band Linkin Park in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Since inception in 2005 Music for Relief has raised over $7 million for survivors of multiple disasters across four continents including Hurricane Katrina, China’s Wenchuan earthquake, a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe, earthquakes in Haiti and Japan in 2010, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

MFR has organized benefit concerts, online auctions, and events with multi-platinum musicians and celebrities to help rebuild and donate supplies to people in need. Music for Relief has also planted over 1.3 million trees to help reduce climate change.

http://musicforrelief.org/

Bassist Joel Simches Joins Circuline for Sonic Voyage Fest

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Musician/Engineer/Multi-instrumentalist Joel Simches will join Circuline on bass for the Fall Sonic Voyage Fest!  Many of you have seen Joel playing bass on the YES Cruise to the Edge Late Night Live Prog Experience.  We feel really fortunate to have him on board for this tour.  In addition to being a consummate professional, he’s the kind of guy you just love hanging out with.  Hope to see you at one of our shows in three weeks!

Wednesday, September 28th – Camp Hill (Harrisburg area), Pennsylvania – Gullifty’s
Thursday, September 29th – Cleveland, Ohio – Wilbert’s
Friday, September 30th – Sylvania (Toledo area), Ohio – Sodbuster
Saturday, October 1st – Binghamton, New York – Cyber Cafe West

2016 Progressive Music Awards

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Congratulations to all of our colleagues who won at the Progressive Music Awards last night! Congratulations also to all of the nominees who didn’t win, ourselves included.  🙂  It’s an honor to be nominated, and were pleased that they featured a video clip from Circuline as one of the top three bands in the category during the announcements. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us!

To listen to interviews with progressive rock icons such as Rick Wakeman, Steve Hackett, and the other award winners:

To find out the full list of all the award winners:
http://teamrock.com/news/2016-09-02/jon-anderson-accepts-prog-god-award

 

ProgRadar – Spectacular Review for Circuline’s Counterpoint

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Thank you so much to Martin Hutchinson from ProgRadar for such a spectaular review of Circuline’s new album, “Counterpoint”!

Dynamic guitars dominate the soundscape, interspersing with the keyboards like some ELP-esque monster. It’s forceful and influential Prog with a vivid outlook…..highly impressive…..a huge wave of sound engulfs you with its magnificence…..the vocals..are theatrical to the max, superbly interplay between [Billy Spillane] and Natalie Brown….. laid back, chilled sections that occasionally grace your aural sensors, they give you a sweet respite from the upsurging music that hits you square on the jaw but always leaves you smiling…..artful and dramatic…..the feel that you are in an actual theatre, enjoying a musical show…..heartfelt and moving…..definite hints of Glass Hammer and even Dream Theater…..the instrumental sections are really convoluted and complex…..there is something for everyone…..just excellent songwriting and musicianship…..the cinematic overtones are there in spades…..vigorous drumbeat adding to that high energy aura…..the vocals hit the spot…..clever integration of the complexities of progressive rock infused with some powerful rock elements to give that cinematic feel…..thoughtful and contemplative…..a superlative listening experience, a musical journey that, once traveled, you are happy to return to time after time….. like the perfect recipe from some masterchefs of the musical world…..lush vocals laid before us…..grin inducing guitar solos and keyboard runs abound and you are just left floating in a world of musical well-being…..you are left wanting for nothing with this band’s repertoire and it is shown to the full…..I have to admit, by the end of this album, I am left feeling that I have been spoiled by the music and talent on offer.

http://www.progradar.org/index.php/2016/08/17/review-circuline-counterpoint-by-progradar/

Great Circuline Album Review in PROG Issue 68

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Thank you so much to Jerry Ewing and Matt Parker for the great review of “Counterpoint” in PROG Magazine Issue 68, featuring Jon Anderson as the 2016 “Prog God”!

“Feels tighter than a duck’s hindquarters……healthy doses of Yes, Rush, and Gentle Giant, but there are also creeping, Wilson-esque atmospherics, cinematic soundscapes and modern tonal beef…..powerful harmony vocal arrangements…..the bevy of guest guitarists…..an intriguing, impactful record that spans the classic and modern prog worlds.”

For the full review, click the link below:
http://teamrock.com/review/2016-07-13/circuline-counterpoint-album-review





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