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Hudson Valley Chronogram Reviews “CircuLive::NewView”

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Thank you so much, Chronogram Magazine and reviewer Haviland S. Nichols, for the excellent review of CircuLive::NewView!

“Red Hook based Circuline melds new-breed boldness with classic prog rock on this CD/DVD/Blu-Ray digipak. Echoing dynamic masters King Crimson, Yes, and Genesis, this tour de force maintains a flamboyant flavor for the 21st century. Recorded at the first International ProgStock Festival, the gig kicks off with stunning dissonance from bombastic keyboardists/percussionists Andrew Colyer and Darin Brannon, zigzagging between calm and chaos. “Piano Challenge” showcases the two as they duel center stage in a glowing game where everyone wins. Powerhouse Natalie Brown is a refreshing change in a traditionally male-dominated vocal arena. Guitarist/vocalist William “Billy” Spillane, bassist/drummer Joel Simches, and guitarist/percussionist Alek Daron round things out, with each soloist dazzling listeners in turn. CircuLive may be best enjoyed by those familiar with their studio recordings, but in an age devoid of live performances, this weighted release is a clever strategy to welcome fans of cinematic rock and exhilerating soundscapes.”

This article was also originally posted online on January 1st, 2021: https://www.chronogram.com/hudsonvalley/album-review-circuline-circulive-new-view/Content?oid=12037109

CircuLive::NewView Makes #1 of 2020 Year-End List in Portugal!

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It’s one thing to be included on a “Best of” Year-End List with the Neal Morse Band (#6), Grave Digger (#3), and Dream Theater (#2). But to be picked as #1?!? HOLY COW!!! We are so HONORED and HUMBLED by VIA NOCTURNA in PORTUGAL to have the CircuLive::NewView CD/DVD/Blu-ray selected as the #1 Live Release for 2020 !!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

“A prog rock based on theatricality and cinematography and which is oriented towards jazz, classical, and metal structures. The melodic lines are delicious, the solos are absolutely fantastic, and the vocal diversity denotes work, competence, and rigor. CircuLive::NewView is a disc that defines a band.”

http://vianocturna2000.blogspot.com/2020/12/melhores-2020-categoria-live-re.html

Empire Magazine (Germany) Includes “CircuLive::NewView” Review

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Thank you so much, Martin Dambeck and Empire Magazine (Germany) for the review of CircuLive::NewView! This is the band’s first placement in Empire. Here is the Google Translate version of the review. 😊

Originally called as a prog rock cover band Downing Grey started, arose to form 2014 the Prog-Ensemble Circuline. Two studio albums followed and in 2018 the Live publication CircuLive :: Majestik from ›RosFest‹ 2017 as CD / BluRay package. Now follows a good two years later with CircuLive :: New View another concert recording that was made in October 2017 at the ›ProgStock Festival‹ originated in New Jersey. The timing is a bit strange, but according to the band info it’s a completely new show.

Well, the Americans are definitely like that really worked. The whole thing appears in a four-panel digipak with CD, DVD and BluRay. BluRay and DVD are appealing designed concert film in good Image quality and with stereo sound. While the DVD does not contain any bonus material BluRay several additional videos and one

Audio commentary. Compared to the previous one Live albums are at least on New View five new songs, including “Pale Blue Dot” also a Sound Of Contact cover song.

Circuline certainly offer one convincing one Show. With Natalie Brown and William Spillane you have two very theatrical singers. She is the type of blues rock type, he reminds me of Tommy Shaw from Styx. Experienced people stand on the stage Musician: strong guitar solos, an absolutely professional one Rhythm section and with Andrew Colyer a keyboardist who made a variety of Keyboard fanfares pound on the audience leaves. A small highlight, however, is his Piano Challenge with Darin Brannon. Circulins have their very own style and can hardly be converted into one of the typical “put in the drawers”. 

The album will be released on October 8th and is in no less than twelve various bundles can be pre-ordered, be it as digital version, with two wine bottles or signed BluRay player up to an exclusive one Concert. But you have to do that to loosen up $ 5,000. What it all gives … Martin Dambeck

https://www.empiremusic.de/

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