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    Posted: April 05 2014 at 11:47
Hi there,

My name is Ben; I am a lifelong fan of progressive music and have played in a few well-regarded NYC based progressive bands over the years. (Urshurak, Twilight Odyssey, Phantom Isle)

I am primarily a musician/songwriter, but also do freelance recording engineering/mixing. My day gig is as an audio consultant.

Listening-wise, I prefer the more melodic stuff to the mathy/experimental; big fan of:

Rush (all eras)
Genesis (Gabriel era)
Pink Floyd (classic era, but actually like Momentary Lapse a lot, too)
Renaissance (all)
echolyn (all)
Big Big Train (English Electric Parts 1 & 2 are amazing!!)
Unitopia
Ayreon
Kansas
Shadow Gallery
Symphony X
Flower Kings
Spock's Beard

If anyone knows anything in those veins, would love to hear about it!

I recently completed mixing my latest project, As Follows. It's a 51-minute long piece divided into two 'sides'. Thematically, we took several obscure poems from EA Poe and made our own storyline out of them. The album is called The Eye Of Fire And Fear.

If anyone is interested in hearing it, I can post a link.
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Welcome to PA Ben and greetings from Scotland. I am listening to Full Power as I type and bought the deluxe hardback even though I had previously bought both CDs. Would be interested in hearing your project.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AsFollows Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2014 at 18:04
Thanks for the welcome; can you provide a link to Full Power? Hard to search for 'full power band' in Google. :)

The album can be streamed or purchased here, ALBUM LINK



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Daysbetween Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 06 2014 at 03:22
I meant English Electric: Full power which is the re-issue with the ep added. Sorry for the confussion. Will check out the links today. 
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Welcome to PA !!
Just do me a favour, next time you're nearby, visit the Brooklyn Farmacy in Carroll Gardens and enjoy an Egg Creme for me !!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote AsFollows Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 06 2014 at 07:24
Ha! I was actually not too far from there on Friday night ... but was seeing my favourite 'nerd folk' band @ The Waystation (The Doubleclicks).

Thanks for the clarification, Daysbetween! I will check that out!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 06 2014 at 07:31
^ We are not so lucky to have traditional Soda Fountains here in Australia.
We do, however, look forward to dropping in when we visit NYC !!
........with plenty of Prog in tow......
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If you've not been, you should definitely check out Paul's in the East Village of Manhattan next time you are in NYC ... it is billed as the 'best' egg creme ... I dunno about that, but it IS dang good!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 06 2014 at 08:09
^ Hopefully we'll make it there again soon. Amazing city for us Aussies.
Hey, the band IZZ are from Brooklyn I think. The album Crush Of Night is a beauty.
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Thanks for the tip ... not sure I've heard of IZZ, but am going to check it out now!!
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BTW, just listening to the Full Power EP now ... AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hi Ben, Just wishing U a quick welcome as I have to run. Like all the music U listed except Kansas. I can still hear Dust in the Wind when I dream LOL. All the best Steve G
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Ha! Thanks ... I'm a Song For America man, myself ... :)
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