Circuline Album Review on Metal Temple

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“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!

http://www.metal-temple.com/site/catalogues/entry/reviews/cd_3/c_2/circuline-return.htm

Circuline Begins Composing Second Album

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.
Darin Brannon sets up his drum mics in The Cave.
Andrew Colyer trying out some new keyboard sounds for Circuline's second album.
Andrew Colyer tries some new keyboard sounds for Circuline’s second album.
Bill Shannon working on new guitar parts in The Cave.
Bill Shannon working on new guitar parts in The Cave.
Darin Brannon behind his drum kit in The Cave.
Darin Brannon behind his drum kit in The Cave.
"How does this sound?  Do we need more Mellotron?"
“How does this sound? Do we need more Mellotron?”
Bill Shannon in The Cave.
Bill Shannon in The Cave.
Andrew Colyer's new keyboard rig - a MacBook Pro running Mainstage 3, controlling a Muse Receptor.
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.
Andrew Colyer composing in The Cave for Circuline’s second album.

 

Circuline’s Fifth Appearance on Friday Night Progressive Show

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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:
https://www.mixcloud.com/ronald-marquiss/fnp-204-07-17-2015/

Circuline’s Fourth Appearance on Friday Night Progressive Show

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Circuline was on the Friday Night Progressive show for the fourth time last night!

We appreciate sharing the airwaves with Metamorphosis, Merrell Fankhauser, Abstrakt, David Kollar, Existence, Josh Swann, Eduardo Aguillar, Chris Cuda, and Biondi Noya.

Thanks to all who tuned in live!

Here’s the link to the replay:
https://www.mixcloud.com/ronald-marquiss/fnp-201-06-26-2015/

Circuline Spring Tour 2015

Circuline at the Bearsville Theater - Woodstock, New York
Circuline at the Bearsville Theater – Woodstock, New York
Circuline members Bill Shannon (guitar), Natalie Brown (lead vocals), Billy Spillane (lead vocals), and Andrew Colyer (keyboards, vocals) onstage at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, New York
Circuline members Bill Shannon (guitar), Natalie Brown (lead vocals), Billy Spillane (lead vocals), and Andrew Colyer (keyboards, vocals) onstage at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, New York
Darin Brannon at the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, New York
Circuline drummer/percussionist Darin Brannon at the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, New York
Circuline in the green room just before taking the stage at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, New York
Circuline in the green room at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, New York

These photos are courtesy of Rob Shannon Photography, Catskill, New York.
More photos coming soon!

Circuline’s Third Appearance on Friday Night Progressive Show

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Circuline was on the Friday Night Progressive show for the third time last night!

We appreciate sharing the airwaves with Merrill Pankhauser, Abstrakt, Theo, Scott Jones, Michael Bernier & Ritchie DeCarlo, Jartse Tuominen, Sendelica, Karda Estra, and MDestiny.

Thanks to all who tuned in live!

Here’s the link to the replay:
https://www.mixcloud.com/ronald-marquiss/fnp-196-05-22-2015/

Circuline Headlines Sonic Voyage Festival This Weekend

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Modern rock bands Circuline, Stratospheerius, and Shadow Eden will be performing in the Northeast – Memorial Day Weekend – May 22nd-24th, 2015.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 – Hartford, Connecticut
–Sully’s Pub – great live music in Hartford!
–Circuline, Stratospheerius, Shadow Eden
–Time:  8:00 pm
http://www.SullysPub.com/

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 – Worcester, Massachusetts
–Ralph’s Rock Diner
–Circuline, Stratospheerius, Shadow Eden, Ben Levin Group and Joe Stump’s Black Knight Castle
–Time:  8:00 pm
http://www.RalphsRockDiner.com/

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 – Newmarket, New Hampshire
–The Stone Church
–[opening band TBA], Circuline, Stratospheerius, Shadow Eden
–Time:  afternoon-evening TBA
http://www.StoneChurchRocks.com/

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Circuline on Progressive Tracks (KPTZ 91.9 FM) – Port Townsend, Washington

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Hey Andrew,

Just wanted to confirm with you that I’ll be playing 3 cuts from “Return” on this Monday’s Progressive Tracks Show (Return/Fallout Shelter/Silence Revealed).

I’ll also be playing the new one from The Tangent, Crystal Breed, and some classic Dixie Dregs (I pack a lot into the hour).

Here are the details if you want to do any promotion:
“Progressive Tracks”
9-10 PM (Pacific Time) April 27, 2015
KPTZ 91.9 FM
Live Streaming via KPTZ.org
I think I told you that most listeners use DAR.fm to record the show and listen at a more reasonable time for them.
I’ll be posting to Facebook, to my blog (progtracks.tumblr.com), and my songdrop.com/progtracks site.
I hope the shows with Glass Hammer are going well. No doubt both bands are killing it. Sure wish I was anywhere within 2,500 miles of there…
Thanks once again for the great music!

–Mike Pollack