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  1. My pleasure. Thank you, once again!

    My pleasure. Thank you, once again!
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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
    ...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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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    Hi again, Thanks for the suggestion. I...

    Hi again,



    Thanks for the suggestion. I wonder if he'd be up for the possibility. (He's also a friend, BTW.)



    Thank you very much--all the way around!
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    brief update (Tom's departure & new live video)

    Hi again,

    It's been a little while now and I wanted to share two recent updates:

    1. Sadly, Tom ended up resigning from Advent last week due to changes in his personal circumstances (that...
  15. Hi, On a related note, the NJ Proghouse is...

    Hi,

    On a related note, the NJ Proghouse is also hosting a show with Nektar (at Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse) the previous evening. So, for anyone thinking of traveling in, it should be easy to catch...
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    Greetings, I saw Angel live twice, once in...

    Greetings,

    I saw Angel live twice, once in 1978 (opening for Styx) and then again last year. I used to enjoy a bit of their first three albums and have to say that the first show I mentioned was...
  17. Thanks very much for this post, Nobuhisa-san. I...

    Thanks very much for this post, Nobuhisa-san. I was completely unfamiliar with Antonio Loureiro's music and have really been enjoying his entire catalog. (Most of it does not fall so squarely in the...
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    Greetings, This album was featured on the prog...

    Greetings,

    This album was featured on the prog floor at Disk Union (Shinjuku) when I was there a couple of months back:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlX4OR6mnlQ

    I've only heard it once...
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    Greetings, Here are my picks: 1. UMPFEL -...

    Greetings,

    Here are my picks:

    1. UMPFEL - As the Waters Cover the Sea
    2. KENNER - 8Ball City
    3. CLÉMENT BELIO - Patience
    4. THE DISPLAY TEAM - Spinner [EP]
    5. DAISUKE KUNITA - abstract/pop
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    My pleasure. It's virtually impossible to get...

    My pleasure. It's virtually impossible to get Raffo's CDs here as well (except for the Trigémino album that was released a little while back). I've had to resort to buying the discs directly from...
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    I love this third Alas album and we were very...

    I love this third Alas album and we were very fortunate to see an American lineup of the band perform what I believe may have been their last performance as Alas (in October of 2007, here in New...
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    Thanks very much, Bill! Hope to see you down that...

    Thanks very much, Bill! Hope to see you down that way before too long. Cheers! -Alan
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    It was a pleasure to have just come back from...

    It was a pleasure to have just come back from seeing KENSO in Japan with that shirt. :)

    Cheers,


    Alan
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    Greetings, We were lucky enough to see some...

    Greetings,

    We were lucky enough to see some really great shows this year. My very top picks (in chronological order)

    - The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa at the Scottish Rite Auditorium (5/2)
    -...
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    Thanks so much, Kim! :)

    Thanks so much, Kim! :)
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    Greetings, Thanks so much for you very kind...

    Greetings,

    Thanks so much for you very kind words, guys! We'll definitely be working on more new material soon (and hopefully playing out quite a bit more this coming year as well).

    All the...
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    Greetings, Thanks very much, Rene, for sharing...

    Greetings,

    Thanks very much, Rene, for sharing this recent Advent video here. We're very excited about Tom (Hyatt) joining the band and getting back to playing live once again--and I hope we'll do...
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    thanks and a few more links

    Hi again,

    Thanks a lot for your very kind words about my music, Richard and Bill. (Yes, Bill, that's a photo of Pekka Pohjola and myself, taken back in 1993.)

    I've really been enjoying digging...
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    Hi Matt, Thanks very much for checking out my...

    Hi Matt,

    Thanks very much for checking out my tunes. Ironically, "The World Within" was my first solo recording (primarily motivated by having just bought my first four-track cassette recorder)...
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    Greetings, A very nice idea for a thread and...

    Greetings,

    A very nice idea for a thread and I've been listening to all the great music everyone has kindly been sharing here. I plan to listen through all the music posted on everyone's...
  31. Greetings, Take note of the special 10%...

    Greetings,

    Take note of the special 10% discount for PE members (just added) in Amy's post.

    Thanks and very much hope to see you there,


    Alan
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    Greetings, Very cool collection, many of which...

    Greetings,

    Very cool collection, many of which I haven't seen before (and look forward to checking out soon). Really appreciate the Advent inclusion as well and, for the sake of completion, I'll...
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    Hey Kim, Congratulations and thanks very much...

    Hey Kim,

    Congratulations and thanks very much for sharing your new album here! Can't wait to check it out, as I know it will be awesome.

    All the best,


    Alan
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    It was great meeting up with you guys as well,...

    It was great meeting up with you guys as well, Roy. Really appreciate the help with the ticketing snafu too. Yes, we really enjoyed the show too!

    Cheers,


    Alan
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    Hi Dave, I'm always hesitant about any form of...

    Hi Dave,

    I'm always hesitant about any form of self-promotion but, given your request and the specific list of reference points, I think there's at least a reasonable chance that you might enjoy...
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    Greetings, Amy and I were there, with seven...

    Greetings,

    Amy and I were there, with seven other friends. We all thought it was quite a wonderful show.

    Cheers,


    Alan
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    Hi again, Two other possibilities from my...

    Hi again,

    Two other possibilities from my Bandcamp purchase library (the latter of which I haven't really heard in detail yet):

    - Letters of Forgotten Days by Vyacheslav Guyvoronsky
    - Lição...
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    Hi again, One more that's not too new, but an...

    Hi again,

    One more that's not too new, but an all-time favorite:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y_A4LzfR2k

    Cheers,
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    Greetings, I'll throw in a couple of links to...

    Greetings,

    I'll throw in a couple of links to get started:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgMXo7ShO_U

    This one doesn't seem to embed properly, so here's the link instead:...
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    Awesome. Can't wait to check it out....

    Awesome. Can't wait to check it out. Congratulation and best wishes on the album release, Bill!

    All the best,


    Alan
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    Thanks for the additional info. I'll have to...

    Thanks for the additional info. I'll have to check out more of Jan's music soon--starting with the album based on Russian folk songs that you mentioned. Appreciate the info about Jens and Anders...
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    Thanks for posting this. I think I may have heard...

    Thanks for posting this. I think I may have heard about the album in passing, but I really liked it and ended up buying it.

    Cheers,


    Alan
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    Greetings, Not sure if I mentioned this band...

    Greetings,

    Not sure if I mentioned this band before, but they're quite interesting as well IMO:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh-rB5BSp7M

    If you'd like to check out the entire album,...
  44. Thanks for the recommendation. I'll try to get...

    Thanks for the recommendation. I'll try to get the new thread up and running tomorrow.

    All the best,


    Alan
  45. Indeed. Thanks for catching my mistake. (Still...

    Indeed. Thanks for catching my mistake. (Still tired from last weekend's festivities.) I just edited my post with the correction.
  46. Valdez goes acoustic

    Hi again,

    A quick update. I was recently reminded that the Valdez set will be in acoustic form, so I thought I'd update the lineup info (as we have it now) accordingly:

    NJ PROGHOUSE "20TH...
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    Greetings, Another great new heavy fusion...

    Greetings,

    Another great new heavy fusion offering:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktcdu8A2H6c

    The album is up on Bandcamp as well:

    http://kentays.bandcamp.com/album/glimpse
  48. Thanks for your very kind feedback, Jimmy. Really...

    Thanks for your very kind feedback, Jimmy. Really happy that you enjoyed the weekend and it was also nice getting a chance to speak with you a little bit before everything kicked off.

    All the best...
  49. Sorry about that, Robert. Yes, I believe they...

    Sorry about that, Robert. Yes, I believe they were just added over the weekend. So I believe the complete list is now:

    1. Advent
    2. Discipline
    3. Frogg Café
    4. iNFiNiEN
    5. Orpheus Nine
    6....
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    Hey Kim, What a great interview! I learned a...

    Hey Kim,

    What a great interview! I learned a lot and was kind of surprised in some ways--yet it all makes total sense.

    All the best my friend,


    Alan

    P.S. I hope you won't mind my sharing...
  51. Thanks a lot, Robert! Appreciate your deferring...

    Thanks a lot, Robert! Appreciate your deferring to me regarding the sharing of the announcement in question--and I'm happy to share the details. We're very happy to share that, with the combination...
  52. Thank you very much.

    Thank you very much.
  53. Thanks very much for your kind note. In spite of...

    Thanks very much for your kind note. In spite of not being able to perform with Advent (this time around)--and having been so busy with the production/technical/sound aspects of the festival that I...
  54. Thanks very much. Again, we really hope to be...

    Thanks very much. Again, we really hope to be back in action again soon (hopefully with a new NJ Proghouse date as well). All the best!
  55. Hi again, I wanted to let you know that Rikard...

    Hi again,

    I wanted to let you know that Rikard Sjöblom will be performing a solo set tomorrow morning, in the slot where I'm afraid Advent had to cancel (as mentioned above). I've never had the...
  56. Thread: Kenso

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    Greetings, FYI, KENSO is performing their...

    Greetings,

    FYI, KENSO is performing their "Life must go on nevertheless" concert at Club Citta' (near Tokyo) on November 3rd. Info (in Japanese) and ticket info can be found here:
    ...
  57. ADVENT WITHDRAWS FROM NJP "HOOTENANNY" FEST DUE...

    ADVENT WITHDRAWS FROM NJP "HOOTENANNY" FEST DUE TO FAMILY MEMBER’S PASSING

    Due to the recent passing of a close family member, Advent regrets that they will no longer be able to perform at the...
  58. Hi again Ken, My pleasure. Advent does,...

    Hi again Ken,

    My pleasure. Advent does, indeed, kick things off at 11 AM. I hope you can make it it time, but certainly understand if that's not the case.

    Since there was one time slot change...
  59. Hi Ken, Sorry for the discrepancy. The...

    Hi Ken,

    Sorry for the discrepancy. The official door time is 10:30 AM, though we may start letting people in a tiny bit before that (if things are ready).

    Thanks again and look forward to...
  60. Thanks for the input, Dave. No, the local...

    Thanks for the input, Dave. No, the local restaurants nearby are pretty much the same as before (especially if you're looking at walking).

    Cheers,


    Alan
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