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Progression Magazine Covers RoSfest and Reviews Counterpoint

Progression Magazine (U.S.) Issue 70 covers the 13th International Rites of Spring Festival (RoSfest), and gave Circuline’s Counterpoint a 3.5 star review!

RoSfest – “Jefferson Airplane gone proggy?  The smooth chemistry between co-lead vocalists Natalie Brown and Billy Spillane amidst soaring symphonic atmospheres evoked as much, especially in Brown’s Grace Slick-like phrasing…….played tightly despite recent lineup changes…..Bassist Harold Skeete, on emergency loan from Ad Astra, deftly negotiated difficult material and contributed a poignant rendition of ‘America the Beautiful’.  New guitar virtuosos Beledo shined with dextrous chops complementing the leads and fills of keyboardist Andrew Colyer…….Violinist Joe Deninzon guested late in the set”

Counterpoint Review – 3.5 stars – “Varied melodies and styles from musical theater and jazz to classic rock and traditional prog…..symphonically soaring…..moves through multiple passages both playful and serious, while conveying a lyrical theme…..multiple yet interdependent sonic perspectives…..”

Thank you so much to John Collinge and Michael Popke!

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/

What do King Crimson, Steven Wilson, and Circuline Have in Common?

Circuline manager Thomas Palmieri, Darin Brannon, William "Billy" Spillane, attorney Ronald Bienstock, Natalie Brown, and Andrew Colyer. Absent from the photo is bassist Paul Ranieri.

Circuline manager Thomas Palmieri, Darin Brannon, William “Billy” Spillane, attorney Ronald Bienstock, Natalie Brown, and Andrew Colyer. Absent from the photo is bassist Paul Ranieri.

The answer is:  veteran entertainment attorney Ronald Bienstock.

Circuline Music, LLC has just signed veteran entertainment attorney Ronald Bienstock!  (Ron also happens to be a badass bass player.)  Ron’s entertainment law firm has a wealth of knowledge and clients, including:  King Crimson, Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, Leslie West, Beth Hart, and many instrument manufacturers.  This is a very exciting step for this “growing band”!

Also in the above photo is new Circuline manager Thomas Palmieri.  We are so happy and grateful to have Tom as an addition to the team!

Circuline Studio Album Update – August 2015

Circuline’s second album is slated for a March 2016 release date!  Andrew Colyer (keyboards/vocals/sound design), Darin Brannon (drums/keyboards) and William “Billy” Spillane (guitars/vocals) are working in The Cave, composing and recording the second album.  Here are some photos from the August writing and recording sessions.

Andrew Colyer and Darin Brannon working on Circuline's second album in The Cave.

Andrew Colyer and Darin Brannon working on Circuline’s second album.

William "Billy" Spillane working on guitar parts for Circuline's second album.

William “Billy” Spillane working on guitar parts for Circuline’s second album.

Andrew Colyer's Circuline workstation at The Cave.

Andrew Colyer’s Circuline workstation at The Cave.

Darin Brannon between the keys at The Cave.

Darin Brannon between the keys at The Cave.

Circuline's Andrew Colyer mans the computer during recording sessions in The Cave.

Andrew Colyer mans the computer during recording sessions in The Cave.

William "Billy" Spillane plays a custom guitar built by his brother.

William “Billy” Spillane plays a custom guitar built by his brother.

Darin Brannon writing at the keyboard for Circuline's second album.

Darin Brannon writing at the keyboard for Circuline’s second album.

Andrew Colyer and Darin Brannon recording Circuline's second album in The Cave.

Andrew and Darin recording Circuline’s second album in The Cave.