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Does YES meet Pink Floyd with Circuline’s New Single Release “Tempus Horribilis”?

2024 “C.O.R.E.” Virtual Tour – Event #1/57
Single Release – “Tempus Horribilis”

In Week #1 of Circuline’s 2024 “C.O.R.E.” Virtual Tour, you get the lead single off the new album!  Written with classic influences such as YES and Pink Floyd, you’ll hear our modern take on the recent times we’ve all been living in. 

In the upcoming weeks, you’ll see an Official Video, a Lyric Video, and more in-depth videos, going “Behind the Scenes” with the band about the gear we used, what we were thinking when writing the music and lyrics, and more! 

You’ll get to find all about about this musical story…..but for now, you can enjoy the music on all the major streaming platforms, by starting with the YouTube video above, or the link below…..
 

For Your Favorite Streaming Platform, Just Click this Link!

Circuline – “Tempus Horribilis” [Official Audio]

We appreciate you being here on this journey, together with us!  Hopefully we’re supporting you in your life’s adventures, and we couldn’t be doing this without you and your awesome support!  

Rock On and Prog Out!

We wish you all the best,
Andrew, Darin, Natalie, Shelby, and Dave
Circuline

Prog Ensemble Circuline Launches Ambitious Virtual Tour January 2024

Prog ensemble Circuline’s 2024 “C.O.R.E.” Virtual Tour begins Friday, January 12th, 2024, and will consist of 57 events in 48 weeks, with Single releases, Lyric videos, Official videos, “Behind the Scenes” videos, and Livestream Q&A events where the band is able to connect with their fans around the world.

Six years in the making, Circuline’s new album “C.O.R.E.”, released on the Inner Nova Music label, will be available as an album of eight tracks available in a gatefold digipak CD, with an eight-page booklet of lyrics and liner notes. The album explores themes in romantic relationships, surviving abuse, finding one’s own personal power, and the turbulent times in which we live. “C.O.R.E.” will be released on Friday, September 20th, 2024.

Circuline has a new lineup, with new band members Shelby Logan Warne (Kyros) on bass and vocals, and Dave Bainbridge on guitars (Strawbs, IONA, Lifesigns). Guest Artist Joe Deninzon (Kansas, Stratospheerius) on electric violin. Keyboardist/vocalist Andrew Colyer (Robert Berry’s 3.2 Band, The Tubes), drummer Darin Brannon (Downing Grey, Surface Tension), and lead vocalist Natalie Brown (Evita, Rocky Horror Picture Show) complete the band’s lineup.

Says Andrew Colyer, “With this international virtual tour, we have two goals: First, we want to get our music exposed to as many people as possible, to continue to grow our fanbase worldwide. Second, we want to deepen our relationships with the fans who are the most passionate. Releasing singles, lyric videos, and official videos accomplishes the first goal, and by doing these in-depth, ‘Behind the Scenes’ videos, we accomplish the second goal. Packaging everything together into a single 12-month celebration of the new album will hopefully capture more attention for future opportunities for live performing and touring, with this fantastic new lineup.”

Number #1 in Portugal. Top 10 in Japan. Prog-Award Nominated. Global Music Award Winning. With sales in 23 countries, Circuline’s fanbase is growing daily. The band has toured with Glass Hammer, repeatedly co-headlined the three-day Sonic Voyage Festival, and toured England opening for IO Earth. Circuline has performed at the International Rites of Spring festival (RoSfest), Philadelphia’s Liberty Music Fest, Chicago’s Progtoberfest, New Jersey’s ProgStock, and England’s Harmonix Festival.

Says Andrew, “We’ve had so much fun creating all the videos for this Virtual Tour! We’ve been ‘on location’ in train stations, on rivers, in parking lots, and on soundstage studios. The ‘Story Behind the Song’ videos were done in our newly remodeled studio, with professional documentary filmmakers. The ‘Gear Behind the Music’ videos were done on cell phones. The ‘Behind the Official Video’ series utilizes B-roll shot on location, with band members doing over-the-top commentary. This has been a lot of work, and a ton of fun! We hope the fans enjoy it.”

CORE Virtual Tour Dates: 

January
12 – Song #1 – Single Release
19 – Song #1 – Gear Behind the Music
26 – Song #1 – Lyric Video

February
2 – Song #1 – Story Behind the Song
9 – Song #1 – Official Video
16 – Song #1 – Behind the Official Video
18 – Song #1 – Livestream Q&A
23 – Song #2 – Single Release

March
1 – Song #2 – Gear Behind the Music
8 – Song #2 – Lyric Video
15 – Song #2 – Story Behind the Song
22 – Song #2 – Official Video
29 – Song #2 – Behind the Official Video
30 – Song #2 – Livestream Q&A  (Sunday is Easter)

April
5 – Song #3 – Single Release
12 – Song #3 – Gear Behind the Music
19 – Song #3 – Lyric Video
26 – Song #3 – Story Behind the Song

May
3 – Song #3 – Official Video
10 – Song #3 – Behind the Official Video
11 – Song #3 – Livestream Q&A  (Sunday is Mother’s Day)
17 – Song #4 – Single Release
24 – Song #4 – Gear Behind the Music
31 – Song #4 – Lyric Video

June
7 – Song #4 – Story Behind the Song
14 – Song #4 – Official Video
21 – Song #4 – Behind the Official Video
23 – Song #4 – Livestream Q&A
28 – Song #5 – Single Release

July
5 – Song #5 – Gear Behind the Music
12 – Song #5 – Lyric Video
19 – Song #5- Story Behind the Song
26 – Song #5 – Official Video

August
2 – Song #5 – Behind the Official Video
4 – Song #5 – Livestream Q&A
9 – Song #6 – Single Release
16 – Song #6 – Gear Behind the Music
23 – Song #6 – Lyric Video
30 – Song #6 – Story Behind the Song

September
6 – Song #6 – Official Video
13 – Song #6 – Behind the Official Video
15 – Song #6 – Livestream Q&A
20 – Album Release Day!
20 – Song #7 – Single Release
21 – Album Release Livestream
27 – Song #7 – Gear Behind the Music

October
4 – Song #7 – Lyric Video
11 – Song #7 – Story Behind the Song
18 – Song #7 – Official Video
25 – Song #7 – Behind the Official Video
27 – Song #7 – Livestream Q&A

November
1 – Song #8 – Single Release
8 – Song #8 – Gear Behind the Music
15 – Song #8 – Lyric Video
22 – Song #8 – Story Behind the Song
29 – Song #8 – Official Video

December
6 – Song #8 – Behind the Official Video
8 – Song #8 – Livestream Q&A

Watch the album launch video:

To pre-order:www.CirculineCORE.com

For more information:
Website: https://circulinemusic.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CirculineMusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/circulinemusic/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/circulinemusic 
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CirculineProgRock

Press Inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Prog Ensemble Circuline Reveals New Lineup, Album, and Ambitious Virtual Tour

Prog ensemble Circuline are excited to announce a new lineup! Keyboardist/vocalist Andrew Colyer (Robert Berry’s 3.2 Band, The Tubes), drummer Darin Brannon (Downing Grey, Surface Tension), and lead vocalist Natalie Brown (Evita, Rocky Horror Picture Show) welcome new band members Shelby Logan Warne (Kyros) on bass and vocals, and Dave Bainbridge on guitars (Strawbs, IONA, Lifesigns).

Six years in the making, Circuline’s new album “C.O.R.E.”, released on the Inner Nova Music label, will be available as an album of eight tracks available in a gatefold digipak CD, with an eight-page booklet of lyrics and liner notes. The album will be released on Friday, September 20th, 2024.

This album explores themes in romantic relationships, surviving abuse, finding one’s own personal power, and the turbulent times in which we live. Where does the album title come from? Collectively, we’ve all lived through a unique time in history, and the band has had quite a few personnel changes, which are discussed in the new “Behind the Scenes” Album Launch video. We are Circuline. We are Original. We are Reimagined. We are Evolving. We are the “C.O.R.E.”.

Says Andrew, “Written and recorded between 2018 and 2023, for this album we really wanted to keep all of the writing “in-house” within the band. So, the majority of the material was written by myself, Darin, and Natalie. Billy Spillane had input into almost every song before he decided it was time to move on.  Two of the songs were co-written with Matt Dorsey, who is still a good friend and colleague of ours – I’m performing with his band at the International ProgStock Festival this year. Alek Darson had invaluable input during the writing and arranging stages. Shelby and Dave brought new perspectives and their own unique artistry to these songs, and we couldn’t be happier with the result. The icing on the cake is to have our good friend Joe Deninzon (Kansas, Stratospheerius) as a Guest Artist for some killer electric violin parts!”

Watch Circuline’s “C.O.R.E.” Album Launch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ckt6SKkIoM 

The 2024 “C.O.R.E.” Virtual Tour begins in January 2024, and will consist of 56 events in 48 weeks, with Single releases, Lyric videos, Official videos, “Behind the Scenes” videos, and Livestream Q&A events where the band is able to connect with their fans around the world.

Number #1 in Portugal. Top 10 in Japan. Prog-Award Nominated. Global Music Award Winning. With sales in 23 countries, modern progressive rock band Circuline’s fanbase is growing daily. Circuline has toured with Glass Hammer, repeatedly co-headlined the three-day Sonic Voyage Festival, and toured England opening for IO Earth. Circuline has performed at the International Rites of Spring festival (RoSfest), Philadelphia’s Liberty Music Fest, Chicago’s Progtoberfest, New Jersey’s ProgStock, and England’s Harmonix Festival.  

In closing Andrew has this to say to the band’s listeners, “We are all part of the human condition on this planet. We all have to find a way to coexist. From a band perspective, just keep going!  Never give up. When there’s a goal you want to accomplish for your life, only seriously consider the opinions of people who have actually accomplished what it is that you want to do.”  

Track Listing

1.) Tempus Horribilis (6:22) – out of the gate, a proggy epic about the turbulent times we’ve been living in…..

2.) Third Rail (4:20) – a short-form song about the hazardous topics in relationships…..

3.) Say Their Name (6:18) – think “Steven Wilson meets Pierre Moerlin’s Gong”…..

4.) All (7:54) – co-written with Matt Dorsey, it’s a prog epic in 9…..

5.) Temporal Thing (5:51) – a song about the ambivalence that can present in long-term relationships…..

6.) You (6:22) – dark, man…..

7.) Blindside (6:08) – co-written with Matt Dorsey, it’s your power ballad anthem…..

8.) Transmission Error (9:23) – another song about relationships, “finding yourself”, or space creatures.  We still can’t decide.  It’s your 10-minute prog epic to close the album!

Recorded at:

The Cave, Red Hook, New York.  Engineered by Andrew Colyer.  

Old Street Studios, London, England.  Engineered by Shelby Logan Warne

Open Sky Studios.  Baltimore, Maryland.  Engineered by Dave Bainbridge.

Joe’s Place.  Kansas Touring Rig.  Engineered by Joe Deninzon.

Mixed by Billboard-charting veteran producer Robert Berry (Keith Emerson, Carl Palmer, Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, John Wetton, Jordan Rudess, Ambrosia, Sammy Hagar, December People, 3.2 band, Six by Six band) at Soundtek Studios in Campbell, California.

Artwork – The album cover was painted by 98-year-old New York artist-activist-actor Henrietta Mantooth Bagley.  Band photography by Chris Nostrand and Don Chaffin.  Graphic design and packaging by Darin Brannon.

To pre-order:www.CirculineCORE.com

For more information:
Website: https://circulinemusic.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CirculineMusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/circulinemusic/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/circulinemusic 
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CirculineProgRock


Press Inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Netherlands’ Background Magazine Gives Great Review for “CircuLive::NewView”

Background Magazine, Circuline, CircuLive, CircuLive::NewView, ProgStock, ProgStock 2017, Andrew Colyer, Darin Brannon, Natalie Brown, William "Billy" Spillane, Alek Darson

Thank you so much to Background Magazine’s Henri Strik and Tracy van Os van den Abeelen, for this FANTASTIC review!  We are reprinting it here IN FULL, and if you want to read it on their website, the link is included at the bottom of this post. 😀
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For many lovers of progressive rock living in the USA is Circuline a rather well known name. However for those living on the other side of the Atlantic ocean this name doesn’t ring any bells for most of them. They don’t know that they started early 2014 and released already two studio albums. Namely Return (2015) and Counterpoint (2016). This sextet from New York occasionally does some live performance in their country and also wants to climb the stage in Europe. But as with many bands from North or South America it is rather difficult to reach their audience outside their home country and see them face to face. Therefore it is sometimes a good way to come with a live release. This also occurs for Circuline. Therefore they decide to come up with a second live release in their career after putting out Circulive::Majestik back in 2018. So it’s now time to welcome Circulive: New View. It’s a release which is without any doubt a great bundle to own. Why? Because it brings out the audio and video on CD, DVD and Blu-ray in one package. How cool is that!

New View was recorded at the ProgStock Festival October 14th in 2017. It was done in a line up consisting of Andrew Colyer (keyboards / vocals / percussion), Darin Brannon (drums / keyboards), Natalie Brown (lead vocals / percussion), William Spillane (lead vocals / rhythm guitar / percussion), Joel Simches (bass / bass pedals / drums / acoustic guitar) and Alek Darson (lead and rhythm guitars).

The whole release is rather entertaining and gives us a cross-section of their already mentioned two studio albums. There is also one composition written by Sound of Contact, namely Pale Blue Dot. A great version if I may say so. Moreover we have the great Piano Challenge between Andrew Colyer and Darin Brannon. A medley with scraps of classical music as well as excerpts of Tarkus (ELP) and Awaken (Yes). Also nice is The Drum Feature that follows the soundscape-like Forbidden Planet. Instead of just letting the drummer go behind his kit on his percussion, everyone taps, drums or plays on a percussion instrument. Nice for variety and as a show element and is something which Gentle Giant and Lazuli have also done on stage.

For me it is the instrumental parts such as in Fallout ShelterForbidden Planet and Stereotypes that appeal to me very much because everyone has mastered their instrument well and radiates pleasure playing. In addition to the pointed but delightful guitar solos, the classical piano playing and the flashy bass playing on the Rickenbacker are particularly striking. Off course it doesn’t mean that the songs in which the two singers are included are the worst compositions done. Both singers have strong voices and add really something to the band.

All in all you can say that the keyboards stand out, and you can tell who is holding the strings here. But the guitar work is not neglected either and supported by an excellent rhythm group.

The DVD contains the same material as the CD, but the Blu-ray offers additional video content: concert with audio commentary, backstage and behind the scenes material, official videos, onstage photo slide show and concert poster slide show. So the fan gets a lot of material here and will be thrilled.

In the end Circuline offers the fan the best-off par excellence but also the perfect live album which will obviously delight all the followers of the group but which will also serve as a starting point for all those who want to discover this great American band. This is a real must for fans of Glass HammerRenaissanceMagenta and Yes! And of course for lovers of progressive rock in general! Well done indeed! Next time please get to the other side of the Atlantic!!!

**** Henri Strik (edited by Tracy van Os van den Abeelen)

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https://www.backgroundmagazine.nl/CDreviews/CirculineCirculiveNewView.html

Music in Belgium Gives 4-Star Review to “CircuLive::NewView”

Thank you so much, MUSIC IN BELGIUM and reviewer Philippe Thirionet, for this fantastic 4-Star (out of five) review! We’re reproducing the entire article in English, via Google Translate, below.

It is indeed an ultra complete Live box set that is given to us by the New York group Circuline which since 2015 has been navigating between progressive rock, cinematic rock or even crossover-prog and classic-rock with here near of 13 compositions available in 3 distinct formats. So let’s dive into this imposing preciousness with first of all the analysis of the CD opening on an intro then, the music of the group begins with first of all a nice bass sound that serves as a door to ‘entry to a rather classic rock-progressive with also modern and atmospheric synths which, offer a very melodic note to American rock … a progressive in fact where the synths twirl sometimes recalling the great Genesis . Between the songs it’s Natalie Brown who thanks the audience and suggests the songs that will be played. But enough talk, I therefore offer you two first ‘promo-clips’ to listen to, to discover the group and its music:

Where we perceive a rock both tinged with folk, progressive but also classic-rock since here, we find acoustic passages like certain more neo-classical moments, when the piano is heard. Overall this is a music that represents well it seems to me an accessible and multifaceted rock because obviously, the group is able to tack between genres while keeping in focus the will to build a Classic-rock where we feel the imprint of the seventies via the sound of the organs without counting, neo-classical or progressive scents see heavier passages come to flesh out the sound content of our Americans. And I have not yet talked about the vocal part where, the song of Natalie is regularly added to choirs carried by one or the other protagonist who accompanies the beautiful, song and vocal harmonies perfectly complementing the musical picture of this concert given in fact in 2017!  In fact you could find other promotional extracts on YouTube but what I offer you is a complete composition resulting from this stage performance:

This will allow you on the one hand to see the impressive material on stage (you will be able to see it again of course when the DVD is broadcast) and on the other hand, a complete performance next to a song dating from 2016 with also beautiful instrumental passages! The whole album is in the image of a colorful performance where each protagonist is in his place, masters his subject and therefore offers a musical game and / or a vocal work without reproach while remaining in a rather classic niche. rock or progressive.

Other extracts are of course available, I offer you one by the way, with one of the last compositions of the concert captured for the occasion:

Clean and well done work that does not suffer from any false note, but let’s move on to the DVD which obviously offers us an additional dimension with the image of the scenic performance which shows us even better all the logistics on stage but especially all the professionalism developed by the whole group. The sound-image capture is impeccable and therefore worthy of a quality DVD, the same of course for the Blu-Ray version which perfectly complements a most complete and successful box set!

In the end Circuline offers the fan the best-off par excellence but also the perfect ‘Live’ album which will obviously delight all the followers of the group but which also, will serve as a starting point for all those who want to discover the American formation. In terms of classic-rock, classic progressive and American rock, this is a must!

This article was originally posted online on November 22nd, 2020:

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