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    Thanks very much for your kind feedback, Jed. I...

    Thanks very much for your kind feedback, Jed. I hope it helps at least a few folks in one way or another.

    Cheers,


    Alan
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    Greetings, Interesting article, but I've...

    Greetings,

    Interesting article, but I've actually grown to prefer lossless (high-resolution when available) downloads as my media of choice over the past few years. Sadly, I don't expect this...
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    Greetings, Here are my picks for 2021 (as of...

    Greetings,

    Here are my picks for 2021 (as of today):

    1. LYLE WORKMAN - Uncommon Measures
    2. DANIEL WEISS - Dive
    3. ESKALATION - The Birthday EPisode [EP]
    4. WIPPY BONSTACK - Wippy Bonstack's...
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    Greetings, My take is pretty simple: 1. In...

    Greetings,

    My take is pretty simple:

    1. In the old days, when you couldn't really hear the majority of a new album if you wanted to buy it anywhere near its time of release: If I love the...
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    Greetings, I've been a huge fan of Lyle's...

    Greetings,

    I've been a huge fan of Lyle's music ever since his debut (solo) album, Purple Passages came out and have very much enjoyed all of his releases, though there's something particularly...
  6. That was the album that made me take the plunge...

    That was the album that made me take the plunge (back in 1995). A great guy as well.

    All the best,


    Alan
  7. Hi, I was very saddened to wake up to this...

    Hi,

    I was very saddened to wake up to this news. The Stick has played a major role in my personal musical journey and, coincidentally, I've been refocusing on the instrument over the past few...
  8. NJ Proghouse returns with "Prog Camp" (August 21st)

    Greetings,

    Though the pandemic put the NJ Proghouse on hiatus for a while, it's our pleasure to announce the organization's return with "Prog Camp '21"—a special concert event being hosted on...
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    my new solo piece (created for an ICS "game" this past weekend)

    Greetings,

    Though we originally had plans to head to Nantucket for the holiday weekend, I leveraged our late decision to stay home instead by joining my first Immersion Composition Society "game"...
  10. Thanks a lot for your very kind feedback,...

    Thanks a lot for your very kind feedback, everyone!
  11. New Lyle Workman interview (and album review)

    Greetings,

    I had the great pleasure of interviewing one of my favorite composer-guitarists, Lyle Workman, for (Robert Silverstein's) mwe3.com website last month. We covered a lot of ground over...
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    Hi Richard, Thanks very much for your very...

    Hi Richard,

    Thanks very much for your very kind feedback on my tune. Really happy to hear that you enjoyed it.

    All the best,


    Alan
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    Hi Jeremy. How's everything going? Thanks a lot...

    Hi Jeremy. How's everything going? Thanks a lot for the kind words about my piece. Really enjoyed your Rush/Neil Peart tribute track as well (and nice seeing you working with Dan here too).

    Best...
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    Hi Andy, Thanks so much for your very nice...

    Hi Andy,

    Thanks so much for your very nice words! In addition to working on new Advent music (slowly, due to the pandemic and associated difficulties), I'm making a concerted effort to get my...
  15. one of our most ambitious Advent tunes

    Greetings Kevin (and all),

    Thanks for starting this thread. It's really hard to choose what may be best, but I'd say one of our signature Advent tracks is:
    ...
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    my two picks (so far)

    Greetings,

    My picks (so far):

    Lyle Workman - Uncommon Measures: https://www.bluecanoerecords.com/uncommon_measures.html
    Daniel Weiss - DIVE: https://danielweiss.bandcamp.com/album/dive-3
    ...
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    Thank you very much, Renate! As you know, Pekka...

    Thank you very much, Renate! As you know, Pekka is one of my musical heroes so I consider this a very high compliment.

    Cheers,


    Alan
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    Thanks very much, Robert! All the best. -Alan

    Thanks very much, Robert! All the best. -Alan
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    demo of a new solo piece I just finished writing/recording

    Greetings,

    I hope everyone is doing well. As I just completed a working demo for the first "ensemble" piece of my upcoming debut album and posted the results on SoundCloud, I thought I'd go ahead...
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    awesome new Israeli fusion album (released today)

    Greetings,

    Today marks the official release of this fantistic fusion album from guitarist Daniel Weiss:

    https://danielweiss.bandcamp.com/album/dive-3

    For those who prefer a video-based...
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    My pleasure, Steve. Happy to hear that you're...

    My pleasure, Steve. Happy to hear that you're enjoying the album.

    Best wishes,


    Alan
  22. Thread: Kenso

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    Great times indeed, Rene. Cheers!

    Great times indeed, Rene. Cheers!
  23. Thread: Kenso

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    Very nice review, Rene. Copyediting all those...

    Very nice review, Rene. Copyediting all those English subtitles was quite a lengthy and intense undertaking, though it's always an honor to help out one of my favorite bands when I can.

    Cheers,
    ...
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    Hi again, Thanks. Happy to hear that...

    Hi again,



    Thanks. Happy to hear that you're enjoying some of my picks too.



    I'm really happy that the album finally came out after quite a few years of work. (It was also an honor to...
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    Greetings, Except for my top album, I don't...

    Greetings,

    Except for my top album, I don't think I've seen any of the other releases in my top 10 list (for 2020 releases) mentioned here:

    1. TIGRAN HAMASYAN - The Call Within
    2. NAHRE SOL -...
  26. Thanks very much, Greg! Will do. All the best for...

    Thanks very much, Greg! Will do. All the best for a great 2021 too! -Alan
  27. Thanks so much for your kind feedback, Kim and...

    Thanks so much for your kind feedback, Kim and Dan! Best wishes to all for a safe, happy, and healthy 2021! -Alan
  28. Greetings, Thanks for the reminder. I haven't...

    Greetings,

    Thanks for the reminder. I haven't pulled out this one (Academia de Danças) in years. Will have to remedy that soon.

    Ironically, we had tickets to see Egberto perform (as part of a...
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    Hi, Very sad news indeed. Sean was an...

    Hi,

    Very sad news indeed. Sean was an excellent Stick player and had an extremely strong reputation and following in the Stick community. I wish I'd had a chance to see him play live and at least...
  30. Hi Mark, Thanks a lot for your words about my...

    Hi Mark,

    Thanks a lot for your words about my acoustic guitar piece. I tend to think instrumentally (and am far from the best singer as well), so I'd say that there's about a 90% chance the entire...
  31. Hi Daniel, Thanks very much! Again, I may try...

    Hi Daniel,

    Thanks very much! Again, I may try going back to this setup but also add the MK-319 further away (and fairly center) and see if that adds anything worthwhile too.

    All the best and...
  32. Thanks so much, Chris! Really glad to hear that...

    Thanks so much, Chris! Really glad to hear that you enjoyed the tune.

    I wish I could say it was done in one take. :)

    Best wishes and hope all is good with you these days,


    Alan
  33. Hey Jimmy, Thanks a lot! All the best and...

    Hey Jimmy,

    Thanks a lot!

    All the best and hope you guys are doing well,


    Alan
  34. https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/newreply.php...

    https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=1008811

    Thanks a lot, Greg!

    All the best,


    Alan
  35. Hi Daniel, My pleasure regarding the mic...

    Hi Daniel,

    My pleasure regarding the mic setup! If you're interested in how the dual MC-012 setup sounds as well (on the same Martin guitar played by both Greg and myself), "Second Thoughts" was...
  36. Thanks so much for your very kind feedback,...

    Thanks so much for your very kind feedback, Daniel! I'm really happy to hear that you enjoyed my acoustic guitar piece in particular and I'm happy to share info about the mic setup. I normally use a...
  37. A couple of personal musical releases (guest Stick on album & new solo guitar video)

    Greetings,

    I hope you've all been doing as well as possible given these crazy times. Just wanted to share a brief update on two new musical releases from my side of the world:

    1. Stephan Köhr's...
  38. Greetings, As the originator of this thread, I...

    Greetings,

    As the originator of this thread, I hope you won't mind my posting Advent's Bandcamp link again today:

    https://advent-prog.bandcamp.com/

    Also, if you're looking for some more "off...
  39. Speaking of Novi Novog, her viola features...

    Speaking of Novi Novog, her viola features prominently on the somewhat "prog light" bands Freeway Philharmonic and String Planet, both featuring her husband, Larry Tuttle, on Chapman Stick. Larry's...
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    I've always preferred III to II, though they're...

    I've always preferred III to II, though they're both awesome. Like many others, though, Yume no Oka remains my personal favorite.

    Cheers,


    Alan
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    Hi again, Have only had the opportunity to...

    Hi again,

    Have only had the opportunity to hear the new one twice thus far, but it's already up there among my favorites. "Space of Your Existence" is the track that stood out above the rest on...
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    This compilation was great, Mike, and I wish I...

    This compilation was great, Mike, and I wish I still had it. Gave my copy up to a good friend, after buying the individual remastered versions later--but these newer versions are overly...
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    Greetings, We've been huge Tigran fans for...

    Greetings,

    We've been huge Tigran fans for years and have been fortunate enough to catch two of his live shows in NYC (the first in trio format and the second solo). I think we've managed to buy...
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    I was so devastated to wake up to this news this...

    I was so devastated to wake up to this news this morning. Sincerest condolences and best wishes to all.
  45. Hey, Chris. I only discovered David's music a...

    Hey, Chris. I only discovered David's music a year or so after that and also lived around Philly at the time. Otherwise, I would have probably made a point to go to both shows. Would love to have...
  46. That matches my recollection, thanks--but Jack...

    That matches my recollection, thanks--but Jack seems to think this is incorrect and that it was Philip D’Arrow instead, as per his entry for the show here:
    ...
  47. Me too (my one and only time seeing GG live)....

    Me too (my one and only time seeing GG live). Awesome show too.

    BTW, do you remember who opened the show? (I'm trying to help Jack Skelly verify this, as there's some contention about who actually...
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    Greetings, One of my favorites as well. ...

    Greetings,

    One of my favorites as well.

    Cheers,


    Alan
  49. My pleasure. Thank you, once again!

    My pleasure. Thank you, once again!
  50. Thanks a lot for your very kind feedback! Here's...

    Thanks a lot for your very kind feedback! Here's the setlist:

    1. Awaiting the Call …
    2. Alison Waits (A Ghost Story)
    3. Nowhere Else To Go
    4. Rear View Mirror
    5. In the Tree
    6. Remembering...
  51. 5/29 4PM EDT: Advent's live debut concert (2007) featured on NJP "From the Vaults"

    Hi everyone,

    Hope you're all doing well. Just a quick note to announce that tomorrow (Friday, May 29th) at 4 PM EDT, concert video of Advent's live debut, from May of 2007, will be featured on the...
  52. Hi again, Adding one more recommendation that...

    Hi again,

    Adding one more recommendation that I acquired directly from the artist (so it didn't appear in my collection):

    Kenner - 8Ball City: http://kennermusic.bandcamp.com/album/8ball-city
    ...
  53. some personal recommendations to check out

    Hi again,

    Thanks to everyone who has participated in this thread. As my personal Bandcamp library is pretty extensive (252 releases), I thought I'd go through everything and highlight some of the...
  54. Bandcamp artist fundraiser Friday, May 1st, with all proceeds going to artists

    Greetings,

    As most of you know, in addition to all the more pervasive difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has also had a devastating impact to those who make music in any professional...
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    Hi Bob, Thanks so much for your very kind...

    Hi Bob,



    Thanks so much for your very kind feedback. (Apologies for the other bands named Advent who have popped up over time.) If you'd like to hear more of our music, all our original...
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    Greetings, Composer/trumpet-player Verneri...

    Greetings,

    Composer/trumpet-player Verneri Pohjola (Pekka's son) has a new album coming out in the spring. Here's one preview track:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n34Rsj9X8fw

    Cheers,
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    Hi Bob, Thanks very much for your kind...

    Hi Bob,



    Thanks very much for your kind feedback. As I ended up forming Advent the following year, most of my output has been in the context of the band--along with the occasional guest...
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    a new demo posted (with fretless bass)

    Hi again,

    Just added one more old demo (the first recording featuring my fretless Rickenbacker 4001) from the late 1980s:

    https://soundcloud.com/alan-solo/long-intro-in-b-minor-demo

    A bit...
  59. Hi Jed, Thanks for buying tickets for both...

    Hi Jed,

    Thanks for buying tickets for both shows. Ticketing for both shows is from the same system (SimpleTix), where you can also see all NJ Proghouse shows for which currents are also currently...
  60. Hi Dan (and all), Yes, this is correct....

    Hi Dan (and all),

    Yes, this is correct. Monday's show will be a different set (from Sunday's), BTW.

    Thanks and hope to see quite a few PE folks at the shows,


    Alan
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