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Circuline on PROG Magazine Issue 79 Covermount CD

“Circuline’s Hollow is a song with many faces.  What starts out as a genteel piano piece soon transforms into a war march, before then hurtling headfirst down spasmodic passages of blurred notes and shifting meters.  While it may be hard to follow, it’s very easy to applaud.” — PROG Magazine Issue 79

Thank you to Jerry Ewing and all the staff at PROG Magazine (UK) for featuring the Counterpoint track “Hollow” on their “Issue 79 Postcards” Covermount CD Sampler, included with their August 2017 Issue!

Fright Pig‘s Alek Darson (and now, Circuline’s newest band member) was the guest guitarist on this track, and he also mixed the entire Counterpoint album.

Janet Krier Riccobono‘s husband Rob Shannon took the band photo that was used for the band bio on the CD Covermount page, and Joel Barrios of Norrsken Photography took the cover photo for the upcoming CircuLive::Majestik  CD/DVD/BLu-Ray, , now available for pre-order (with exclusive bonuses) via PledgeMusic!  Get your pre-order pledge-only bonuses now:
https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/circuline

 

Beledo Moves On; Alek Darson Performs at ProgStock

After a year and a half with Circuline, playing on Counterpoint, performing at RoSfest, Progtoberfest, Sonic Voyage Fest, and shows in England, guitarist Beledo has decided to focus on growing his jazz career.  Beledo is a great guitarist, and we wish him the best of luck!

Performing with Circuline at ProgStock 2017 will be international guitarist Alek Darson (Fright Pig, Meridian Voice Project)!

Circuline co-leaders Darin Brannon and Andrew Colyer saw Alek perform for the first time with Fright Pig at the 2014 Rites of Spring festival (RoSfest).  RoSfest is a 10-band progressive rock weekend, which is a lot to take in at one time.  Alek was so awesome that he stood out among the crowd.  Darin and Andrew remembered him.  Later that year, in October at the 2014 New Jersey Proghouse Homecoming, Darin and Andrew saw Alek onstage again, performing a rock-jazz fusion show with Meridian Voice Project.  They connected that weekend, and when Circuline needed guest guitar players for the Counterpoint album, they called Alek.

What many people don’t know about Alek is that not only is he a virtuoso guitar player, but also a highly trained recording and mixing engineer who has produced over 12 albums.  Originally from Serbia, Alek went to school for audio engineering and worked for many years running his own studio, before coming to the U.S. and attending Berklee School of Music for performance and composition.

Alek contributed guitar tracks to the songs “Forbidden Planet”, “Hollow”, was the mixing engineer for the Counterpoint album, and is featured in the band’s Official Video for “Forbidden Planet” (see below).  We’re excited to be performing with him at ProgStock!

Circuline Guest Guitarist #3 of 7: Alek Darson (Fright Pig, Meridian Voice Project)

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Circuline is excited to continue announcing the Guest Guitarists for the second album, “Counterpoint”.

Guest #3: Alek Darson (Fright Pig, Meridian Voice Project).   Circuline co-leaders Darin Brannon and Andrew Colyer saw Alek perform for the first time with Fright Pig at the 2014 Rites of Spring festival (RoSfest).  RoSfest is a 10-band progressive rock weekend, which is a lot to take in at one time.  Alek was so awesome that he stood out among the crowd.  Darin and Andrew remembered him.  Later that year, in October at the 2014 New Jersey Proghouse Homecoming, Darin and Andrew saw Alek onstage again, performing a rock-jazz fusion show with Meridian Voice Project.  They connected that weekend, and when Circuline needed guest guitar players for this upcoming album, they called Alek.

What many people don’t know about Alek is that not only is he a virtuosos guitar player, but also a highly trained recording and mixing engineer who has produced over 12 albums.  Originally from Serbia, Alek went to school for audio engineering and worked for many years running his own studio, before coming to the U.S. and attending Berklee School of Music for performance and composition.

Alek is contributing guitar tracks to the songs “Forbidden Planet”, “Hollow”, and is the mixing engineer for the album.  We’re excited and grateful to be working with him!

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