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    Posted: June 12 2014 at 05:55
Country: USA
Sub Genre: Progressive Rock
Label: 10T Records
Release date: May 8, 2014 (digital), May 20, 2014 (CD, retail street date - June 17, 2014)
 
From http://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.php/8933-STRATTMAN-(featuring-Nick-D-Virgilio)-Releases-Debut-Solo-CD-on-10T-Records:
 
STRATTMAN (featuring Nick D'Virgilio) Releases Debut Solo CD on 10T Records

Charleston, SC - May 8, 2014 (10T Records) - 10T Records will release The Lie of the Beholder, the debut full-length solo CD by STRATTMAN, better known to most as Little Atlas guitarist and joint composer Roy Strattman, on May 20, 2014, with a retail street date of June 17, 2014.

The Lie of the Beholder is a tour de force of cutting edge modern progressive rock - complex, tense, and shot through with dark and menacing textures alternating with unexpected stabs of beauty and organic calm. In addition to writing all of the material on the album, Strattman performs the guitar, keyboards, and vocals. The album features Nick D'Virgilio (Genesis, Kevin Gilbert, Spock's Beard, Mike Keneally, Tears for Fears) on drums, and Ricardo Bigai (Little Atlas, Supersam, Julio Iglesias) on bass, in addition to guest appearances by Steve Katsikas (Little Atlas, The Dark Side of the Wall) on piano and cajon.

"During the process of writing and recording the Little Atlas album Automatic Day, I found myself in an especially productive and energized creative mental space. Ideas were flowing out of me at record pace," says Strattman. "Some of the writing was in a new direction for me and became the groundwork for a solo album. The end result, The Lie of the Beholder, became my first solo album. Creating a solo album is an incredibly joyful and challenging process, and it has led to some great musical growth for me. I could not be happier with how the album turned out. After its completion, I approached 10T Records about releasing the album, and was thrilled to find that they were as enthusiastic about it as I was."

"My partner, Jeff, and I were completely blown away by this release," says 10T Records president, Steve Carroll. "We couldn’t be more proud to be bringing this CD to the marketplace. I believe that fans of Little Atlas will be especially intrigued to hear Roy's unique musical voice and recognize how it has influenced that band's style over the years. But this really is a release that stands completely on its own in every respect."

All tracks from The Lie of the Beholder are now available to preview in their entirety on the Strattman artist page at 10T Records:

http://10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/strattman/discography/.

After June 17th, The Lie of the Beholder will be available through your favorite retail outlet.

For further information:
Steve Carroll
10T Records
http://10trecords.com/

Tracklist:
1. A Better World (6:00)
2. Caught Inside The Rain (6:09)
3. A Candle In The Sun (7:40)
4. Jaded (2:32)
5. The Scene of the Crime (3:35)
6. Detonation (5:10)
7. Solace (5:35)
8. The Lie Of The Beholder (6:03)
9. Connection Lost (3:49)
10. No Way Home (5:48)
11. The Fire Dies (3:51)
 
Total Time 56:12

Line-up:
- Roy Strattman (Little Atlas)  / guitar, keyboards, and vocals
With:
- Nick D'Virgilio (Genesis, Kevin Gilbert, Spocks Beard, Mike Keneally, BBT) / drums
- Ricardo Bigai (Little Atlas) / bass
- Steve Katsikas (Little Atlas) / piano, cajon

http://www.roystrattman.com

 
 
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Edit: Topic title edited to include 'Crossover' as the favoured sub to start the evaluation off.


Edited by yam yam - June 18 2014 at 11:31
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2014 at 10:21
100% Agree. Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2014 at 10:25
How funny!  I just downloaded this song just mere seconds ago on the 10T Records website, whilst purchasing the new Farpoint and Iluvatar CDs.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2014 at 10:42
Hey Scott! - What team do you reckon should be asked to evaluate him? It's been almost a week since the suggestion was posted, and you're the first collab to comment so far...  Embarrassed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2014 at 10:52
I suppose that i would say to start with Neo Prog since that is where Little Atlas is categorized.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2014 at 10:55
Hey Dave, both reviews on sea of tranquility and RYM ( http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/strattman/the_lie_of_the_beholder/ ) I read talk about a flexible and diverse album, maybe Xover could be the optimum choice, at least for a first try.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2014 at 10:56
Scott beat me on this while typing!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2014 at 11:04
Thanks to both of you! Approve 
 
I'm changing the topic title to include the word 'Crossover' in it - hopefully they will then pick the suggestion up and start the ball rolling. The full album stream is still working on the 10T Records website: http://10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/strattman/discography/, so hopefully the evaluation will be able to run its course using that source for samples. Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2014 at 11:13
Just from the samples I've heard (waiting for the album to arrive in the mail along with Farpoint and Iluvatar), I'd say Xover would be my first choice, with Neo close behind.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2014 at 11:19
Yes, I think that's indeed the general consensus. Thumbs Up  I've added him to progfreak: http://progfreak.com/Roy-Strattman-159215.html, so Crossover boys - it's all yours!!  Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2014 at 12:16
I've only heard this one song.  I can't say I would be opposed to Crossover.  I'll drop a link in the teams thread.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2014 at 15:00
Thanks Scott!  Thumbs Up
 
Here's another tube:
 
 
Don't forget you can still listen to the rest of the album at the 10T link: http://10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/strattman/discography/ - for how much longer I don't know though, since the album is now officially released.  Ermm


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2014 at 09:00
Originally posted by yam yam yam yam wrote:

Hey Scott! - What team do you reckon should be asked to evaluate him? It's been almost a week since the suggestion was posted, and you're the first collab to comment so far...  Embarrassed

Hi. I listened to all of album's tracks and found that very proggy , Thanks yam. very nice album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2014 at 10:07
Originally posted by yam yam yam yam wrote:

Yes, I think that's indeed the general consensus. Thumbs Up  I've added him to progfreak: http://progfreak.com/Roy-Strattman-159215.html, so Crossover boys - it's all yours!!  Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2014 at 12:45
And so it becomes: http://progfreak.com/Roy-Strattman-159215.html?path=pa/recent. Thumbs Up
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 26 2014 at 02:47
This album is now at Progstreaming
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 26 2014 at 05:43
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 26 2014 at 05:52
Great stuff.
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