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Progression Magazine Gives 4-Star Review to CircuLive::Majestik

Progression Magazine’s (U.S.) Issue 74 gives a four star review (out of five) to CircuLive::Majestik!!

“A great summary of the ensemble’s unique assets…..impressive…..contemporary American prog, melodically oriented with charming personality…..has an episodic/cinematic sense of flow that keeps you engaged for its duration…..spine chilling…..tasty…..soulful…..tastefully edited…..exquisitely mixed.”

Special thanks to John Collinge for the feature!

Progression Magazine 25th Anniversary Issue Features Natalie Brown

Congratulations to John Collinge and Progression Magazine on its 25th Anniversary Issue!  Thank you for featuring Circuline’s Natalie Brown as one of seventeen “Ladies of Prog” in your “Praise for Progressive Women” article!  Natalie joins legends and talented women such as Kate Bush, Annie Haslam (Renaissance), Sonja Kristina (Curved Air), Courtney Swain (Bent Knee), and Leslie Hunt (District 97).  Congratulations to all the women featured in this article!

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!

Progression Magazine Features Circuline in Keith Emerson Tribute Issue

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Progression Magazine‘s Spring 2016 Issue 69 pays tribute to the recent passing of the great Keith Emerson.  Clay Walnum also wrote a very nice two-page article on Circuline.

“Tuneful pop-like vocal refrains juxtapose complex instrumental passages….from pleasing melodies to avant-garde dissonance…..an abiding emphasis on vocal harmonies…..melodic pop roots framed by ‘proggy’ symphonic instrumental work and arranging…..a seasoned onstage act…..enthusiastic…..like a savvy veteran outfit, this is one progressive ensemble whose ‘circle’ should continue unbroken for years to come.”

Special thanks to John Collinge for the feature!