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    Posted: July 01 2009 at 12:17
Hi,

July 2009 Featured Artist is PAUL CUSICK a great Crossover Prog artist originating from UK.

His first album was released in 2009, titled "Focal Point"





The artist is promoting all his tracks available on their artist page , or 3 selected by the artist on the front page spot.

Here's the band bio , writted by the artist:
PAUL CUSICK, British born multi-instrumentalist, started his solo music career in 2009 with the release of his debut album "Focal Point". Previously CUSICK had spent years as the lead guitarist in several bands, but in 2008 his new year's resolution was to step out from behind his guitar and concentrate on his own song writing and production skills.

Within four months CUSICK had received record offers from two separate progressive rock labels. This interest gave CUSICK the confidence to continue writing and recording his debut album, whilst still maintaining his career as a Chartered Civil Engineer.

CUSICK's guitar style has been compared Steve HACKETT, David GILMOUR, Steve ROTHERY and Steven WILSON. His songs draw upon the sounds and audio landscapes created by bands such as PINK FLOYD, Peter GABRIEL, PORCUPINE TREE, CHROMA KEY and NINE INCH NAILS. However, the long instrumental pieces that are sometimes associated with the progressive rock genre have been replaced by catchy vocal melody lines akin to those evoked by more mainstream rock artists such as COLDPLAY and U2.

Currently there is no band. CUSICK sang and played all the instruments on "Focal Point" himself, but was joined in the studio by friend Alex 'The Groove Monster' CROMARTY on drums. Andy EDWARDS (FROST*, IQ) also made an appearance as guest drummer on the track 'Touch'.

PA's PAUL CUSICK Page http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=4596

An interview is scheduled, and the link will be available here.

Feel free to discuss more about the band and their music here.

Enjoy PAUL CUSICK proggers ! An excellent album !!!

Prog On !
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 01 2009 at 13:24
Cool, I've been seeing his ad here for a while!

I can't listen to the MP3s at the moment (56k), but I will asap!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 06 2009 at 20:38
Just purchased this yesterday. Have given it a couple of spins and there are some really solid tunes. A couple with a definite PT feel, and... well just go get it! Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 08 2009 at 06:41
Just a quick note to let you guys know that Q Rock is selling "Focal Point" and including Free Shipping worldwide at the moment which lowers the price by up to 30%

You can Buy it here

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2009 at 16:26
This is very solid work. Will be downloading it, of course I love PT and any connection to it helps..Tongue..rock and roll bro..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2009 at 05:40
I have created a download page for High quality MP3 / FLAC / Ogg / AAC or Applelossless files.

Download the Album for only $4.00.

http://music.paulcusick.co.uk

You can pay more at check out if you're feeling generous and if you want to help finance album 2 Smile

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 29 2009 at 11:47
Got it couple days back. Listened few times, good work. Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2009 at 13:03
You know what I really hate, when the cleaning crew comes by the office and I pause what I am listening to due to vacuum cleaner noise, I go and check out some streaming tracks on this site and damned if I don't find another artist I need to explore. AngryLOL

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2009 at 15:15
Nice job Paul! I really enjoyed Focal Point.  It has a similar feeling to the mellower side of Pink Floyd and the crunchier side of Porcupine Tree. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 15 2009 at 11:26
Shocked what a boring album, may as well have purchased the old LPs by Pink Floyd and Genesis and King Crimson and Hawkwind, much more interestingBig smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 15 2009 at 17:34
Lovely  job Paul!  Have given it four spins today, I love this PF feeling  with a PT touch  Smile

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 16 2009 at 08:49
I love this album! I also chatted with the guy, he's nice.
Trendsetter win!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 16 2009 at 11:25
I like it.  Unfortunately, some CDs my truck's player refuses to play and its one of them.  So it's a thumbs up from me and a thumbs down for the truck's player. LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2009 at 09:33
I feel that the albam, wilst solid, seems to draw to much from a mix of porcupine tree (who arn't the greatest) and shades of mike oldfield. Distintly average in my opinion
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2010 at 08:23
Very beautiful music. Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 24 2010 at 07:07
Listened few times, good work beautiful music you can find new things every time you look at it.
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