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    Posted: May 30 2013 at 14:36
Yes indeed, a glaring ommission from the site, and I have to thank our prolific prog reviewer Richard (richardh) for bringing it to my attention earlier on today. Of course it never even entered my head that this fine band would not already be on progarchives, so I've never bothered searching for them...But sure enough - I checked today, and there is just a huge gaping hole on the 'S' page where Sphereł should be. Shocked
 
That's not to say they weren't suggested before - Hugues (Sean Trane) posted about them here in Sept 2008: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=52052, and before that Alan (Chopper) in Nov 2006: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=30683, and they do get mentioned in the JR/F team thread (1st October 2008) with an opinion posted that they belonged on the site somewhere, and that JR/F was probably the best place for them.
 
So, with that in mind - this is going to be a doddle...isn't it? Tongue
 
But there again, they aren't even on jazzmusicarchives at the moment...Hmmm, I wonder???  Ermm
 
Okay, lets start off at http://www.myspace.com/sphere3, from where this biography is taken:
 
"Sphereł (Sphere Cubed) are a four-piece instrumental group from London. The music they create is an innovative blend of intense rock and intricate jazz-fusion; music full of surprises, drama and energy.
 
Originally formed in the 1990s, Sphereł have been constantly evolving ever since. Starting out as a five-piece progressive rock band with vocals, they have since become a fully instrumental ensemble exploring many musical genres, and blending them all into a unique sonic experience all of their own.
 
Sphereł have played extensively around the U.K. and Europe. In concert, they have gained a strong reputation for their powerful and dynamic live performances, and have played with several legendary progressive rock acts, including The Flower Kings, Magnum, Focus and I.Q.
 
The band's current line-up features Steve Anderson on guitars (also with Grey Lady Down and The Room), William Burnett on bass (previously also with Psychoyogi), Neil Durant on keyboards (also with IQ), and Jamie Fisher on drums/percussion (also with ReGenesis, Santo El Diablo, and collaborations with Carrie Melbourne, Katie Melua’s producer Steve Sale, Samantha Fox, Charlie Bicknell, Celloman, Larp, The Guvnors, The Incredibly Strange Film Band, and opera singer Melinda Hughes)."
 
The Album - "Comeuppance" (2002)
 
"An exciting and eclectic range of compositions, its ten tracks encompassing rock and metal, through funk, jazz & fusion, to classical and ambient moods."
 
 
Steve Anderson / guitars
William Burnett / bass
Neil Durant / keyboards
Jamie Fisher / drums
 
Past members:
John Almark - drums
John Duncan - vocals
Pete Fisher - drums
Frank Watson - drums
 
Influences: King Crimson, Frank Zappa, Level 42, Rush, Yes, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Genesis, Return to Forever, Sting, Änglagĺrd.
 
Discography:
Demo (1992); cassette
Signatures (1994); cassette EP
Paralysis (2001); 3-track CD EP
 
...And of course:
Comeuppance (2002); CD album (Original Release Date: October 1, 2002).
 
1. A Good Example of Arbitrary Presumption (6:20)
2. Shrimp.SN (4:07)
3. Sidewalking (4:38)
4. Natural Light (5:41)
5. First Kiss (5:44)
6. Eat First, Ask Questions Later (3:15)
7. An Unusual January (5:47)
8. December Gaze (8:38)
9. Tapestries (2:41)
10. Paralysis (5:58)
 
Total Time 52:49
 
They have also had tracks featured on several sampler CDs released by their former record label Cyclops.
 
Now we go over to YouTube to listen to this fine album:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
See also:
 
Finally some live tubes:
 
"A Good Example Of Arbitrary Presumption" The Spirit of 66, Belgium, 2008:
 
 
"Lights Going Down" The Spirit of 66, Belgium, 2008 
 
 
"An Unusual January" Living Bar, Brixton, 2007 :
 
 
"Paralysis" The Spirit of 66, Belgium, 2002:
 
 
"The Beanbag Song" Living Bar, Brixton, 2007 :
 
 
 
OK, I think we got the gist of it... Tongue
 
This band has already been mentioned before in the JR/F team thread, so now I'm off to 'bump' the topic there! LOL
 
Edit: Added to their chart...Fingers crossed, but I have every confidence these guys will be added this time round! Tongue
 
 

 


Edited by yam yam - May 30 2013 at 19:37
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 31 2013 at 01:41
Obviously I support thisSmile

So where? I suppose is the question

I don't have many albums that are 'jazzy' or jazz related but i reckon this one is. Could be Jazz rock/fusion as mentioned. However I looked to see where my nearest reference point Anders Helmerson is categorised and for some reason he is under 'symphonic prog' which is odd to me.

Aside from all that it is a rather nice album
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Post Options Post Options   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 31 2013 at 04:18
I'd forgotten about this. They are jazz/fusion as far as I remember, definitely not symphonic!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote js (Easy Money) Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 05 2013 at 05:41
Wrong again Mr yam yam, we do have them at jazzmusicarchives.com
http://www.jazzmusicarchives.com/default.aspx

Edited by js (Easy Money) - June 05 2013 at 05:43
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yam yam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 05 2013 at 08:42
A search on there the other day revealed nothing, but yes - it does now. Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Evolver Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2013 at 12:04
Cleared for JR/F
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Morsenator Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2013 at 09:33
Cool, Comeuppance is a very nice album Tongue
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