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    Posted: March 09 2007 at 20:38
Here's the latest news on the Myspace of October Equus:
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listen in our myspace profile 2 new unreleased songs that will be part of our new record!
saludos from spain / october equus
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For those who are not familiar with the band, here's some info:
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People says about us: -'October Equus is a brand new instrumental prog rock band from Spain, whose debut self-titled album is a rich and complex display of serious chops and promising compositional skills. While the band makes no bones about hiding their influences-you can hear plenty of references to King Crimson, Gentle Giant, Univers Zero, Hatfield & the North, Van Der Graaf Generator, and National Health, they sure know how to create music that sounds fresh and exciting.' Pete Pardo, Sea of Tranquility -'Heavy dark and a touch of evil is how I like my prog served up and October Equus ladles it up just perfectly... ...Highly recommended.' The Laser's Edge -' New Spanish band making their debut recording here, and a really good one it is. This is dark, but not overbearingly so, and heavy all instrumental avant-progressive rock, performed on guitar, keyboards, bass and drums. I can hear touches of some of the heavier Italian 70's bands in the keyboards and overall influences from early Present, zeuhl, Pochakaite Malko and more. This is an extremely promising debut. ' Wayside Music -'Il mio impatto primario Ŕ estato per un potenziale disco dell'anno. Ho ridotto un po┤le mire, ma per me resta una dei migliori dischi del 2006 senza ombra di dubbio.' Roberto Vanali, Arlequins -'...Ontalva's leads capture an intensity reserved for the best of progressive rock somewhere between Steve Vai, Roger Trigaux and Phil Miller. Keyboardist and other main composer Victor RodrÝguez has worked out joint arrangements which support both intricate melodic patches as well as discordant segues that are impressive and passionate... ...The group is simply one of the best finds in the RIO space this year ...' Jeff Melton, Pregressive Land -'...un┤identitÓ propria e una maturitÓ sorprendente per un primo episodio. Consigliato!' Marcello Marinone, Agartha -'An awesome debut album by a Spanish band that is already more than just a mere promise: October Equus revelas itself as a mature avant-garde prog force with its outstanding eponymous album. Lovers of the rockier side of RIO (Present, early 80s- Univers Zero Happy Family) and the rougher side of King Crimson should not miss this 2006 gem... ...This prog genre is not too common in Spain, but definitely, October Equus prove to be an important musical force for the preservation of radical prog rock in our current times. '
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2007 at 23:20
Both new tracks are simply fantastic!! 
'Thera' is an inspired demonstration of weird sinister ambience on a languid tempo, something like a devilish procession a-la Univers Zero's "Heresie". On the other hand, 'Architeuthis Dux' is more colorful, with a more pronounced jazzy vibe and a clever use of constant syncopation, including some effective silent lapse somewhere. This latter track shows the band going for a jazzier trend and trying not to sound as 'heavy' as in their amazing debut album.
 
Their second album is going to be another highlight of prog!! I feel it...!!
 
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