Circuline continues to generate buzz for the debut album, “Return”, on both sides of the pond! ‘One Wish’ was featured on July 27th – see below…..
New to GRTR! Playlist (w/c 27 July 2015)
Showcase: Sunday 21:00, (Tuesday 16:00 & Thursday 21:00 repeat)
PARLOUR TRICKS Lovesongs (Bar None Records)
BETWEEN WAVES Paper Chain (indie)
TANKUS THE HENGE Floodwater (SRM Records)
MATINEE If You’re Gone (Neon Tetra Records)
JAKE MORLEY Watch Yourself (Sandwich Emporium Records)
ALASCA The Prophet (IRL Records)
INSOMNIA RAIN Out Of The Skin I’m In (Blue Moon Musix Productions)
KING KING Crazy (Manhaton Records)
RUSS BALLARD Kickin’ The Can (umumusic.com)
ODYSSEY Magic Touch (Angel Air Records)
ORANGE OUTLAW Running Again (indie)
THE MANIC SHINE Blind Love (indie)
SUZEN’S GARDEN Sometimes (indie)
CIRCULINE One Wish (Inner Nova Music)
BURN DOWN RYDELL Drowning (indie)
Modern Progressive Rock Band Circuline just received another great album review on Rock Muzine in the Netherlands! 7.5 stars out of 10. Here’s the link:
“Beautiful, soaring melodies, incredible musicianship, classical harmonies, peaceful orchestration, a certain jazziness and all round class, this debut album from new group CIRCULINE encompasses a wide range of styles and genres of music, mixing them with classic progressive rock in the vein of YES and PINK FLOYD to create a polished and beautiful sound. Mixing high levels of musical education, with experience from musical theatre, jazz ensembles and performing in classic prog tribute acts, these musicians have the pedigree to create great music in the vein of the classics.”
“Opening with the hopeful, joyous sounds of “Return”, within the first few seconds it is obvious exactly where this New York-based five piece are placing themselves on the musical spectrum. The song clocks in at a mere 5:05, but in that time, the band takes a musical journey through different styles of music they are influenced by. The instrumental breaks are smooth, melodic and pleasingly musical in their nature, with a vocal line harmonized by several of the band members. The album features the instrumental track “Nebulae”, which has a space-y feel, mostly utilizing various electric keyboard and synthesizer sounds. The riff for “Stereotype” is more guitar-based, and the song is one of the overall high-points if the album.”
“The band makes use of rapidly changing tonalities and time signatures, keeping listeners on their toes, as well as showing off the skill of the players. The solos and instrumental passages which litter the album are complicated, yet still melodic. There is very little in the way of completely pointless flashiness. The solos are crafted to compliment the songs and the instrumental tracks and sections all are written with structure and taste.”
“Overall this album is melodic and progressive in the more classic style, reminiscent of PINK FLOYD and some of DREAM THEATER’s mellower moments, so one for fans of tasteful and complicated music.”
Overall Rating – 8 out of 10 – Excellent!
Circuline is back in the The Cave, composing and recording the second album! Look for a March 2016 release date. Here are some photos from the June and July writing and recording sessions.
Darin Brannon sets up his drum mics in The Cave.
Andrew Colyer tries some new keyboard sounds for Circuline’s second album.
Bill Shannon working on new guitar parts in The Cave.
Darin Brannon behind his drum kit in The Cave.
“How does this sound? Do we need more Mellotron?”
Bill Shannon in The Cave.
Andrew Colyer’s new keyboard rig – a MacBook Pro running Mainstage 3, controlling a Muse Receptor.
Andrew Colyer composing in The Cave for Circuline’s second album.
Circuline was on the Friday Night Progressive show for the fifth time last night!
We appreciate sharing the airwaves with John Beagley, GorMusik, United Progressive Fraternity, Hasse Froberg and the Musical Companion, Mastermind, Synchromind Project, Brotherhood of the Machine, Cailyn, and Moonwagon.
Thanks to all who tuned in live!
Here’s the link to the replay: