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rustyg61

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New band discovery!
« on: February 13, 2018, 09:03:01 PM »
I just came across this band on Facebook tonight & they are incredible! The bass player doesn't play an Alembic, but he blends slap with Chapman Stick technique with flamenco style chording with traditional finger style all in the same song! They are called "Soften The Glare." Check them out!

https://youtu.be/wmjX2S04DEQ

https://youtu.be/IrUQ9wDh2fE

https://youtu.be/jpeeH0UuYo4?list=RDjpeeH0UuYo4
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pauldo

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Re: New band discovery!
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 10:34:35 PM »
New fan of a new band!!!
Thanks Rusty, glad to see you again (seems it has been awhile).  Thanks for sharing this. 
I have heard of Ryan (bass) when he was in Mudvayne, but they were a little too "metahl" for me so never really gave them a fair chance. 

Soften The Glare has a rather progressive sound and no screaming lyrics (at least in the links you shared) to distract from those three formidable musicians. 

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Re: New band discovery!
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 09:19:10 AM »
I have heard of Ryan (bass) when he was in Mudvayne, but they were a little too "metahl" for me so never really gave them a fair chance. 

Soften The Glare has a rather progressive sound and no screaming lyrics (at least in the links you shared) to distract from those three formidable musicians.

Agreed all around. Ryan is a monster. I remember the guitarist Bon from Gong.

And in case anyone is curious about Mudvayne  ;D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIqbdnaPcT8

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Re: New band discovery!
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 10:01:04 AM »
You're welcome Pauldo! You are right, I have been M.I.A for a while! It's good to be back! I'm with you on Mudvayne, definitely too heavy for my taste & Ryan's bass does not shine nearly as much as it does in Soften The Glare. I'm also not a fan of the screaming vocals so many metal bands use. My son took me to a Russian Circles concert in LA & musically they were awesome but the vocals killed it for me.
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Re: New band discovery!
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 02:42:29 PM »
Wow.Good find.That boy's got talent.

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Re: New band discovery!
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 02:52:27 PM »
Too many notes, not enough groove.
Just my humble opinion.

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Re: New band discovery!
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 03:48:07 PM »
That's a pretty darn decent find!  I really like Ryan Martinie's tone and playing here; his presentation is a lot clearer than what I've heard in Mudvayne. 

I also think the guitar tone (and playing) is really impressive; in the lead break on "Turn Around", I thought I heard really distinct elements of the lead tones from parts of "There and Back", especially "Starcycle", and maybe also on "Wired". 

This was a really cool thing to see today.  Thanks!

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Re: New band discovery!
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 03:52:57 PM »
Good to hear from you Rusty! Hope you have been well. 

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Re: New band discovery!
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 11:33:56 PM »
Wait a minute, Russian Circles have no vocals! so what band did?

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Re: New band discovery!
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2018, 08:31:41 AM »
You Are correct! Russian Circles does not have vocals. I must have confused them with the opening band!
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Re: New band discovery!
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2018, 08:38:34 AM »
Good to hear from you Rusty! Hope you have been well. 

Thanks Brian! Good to be back! I have been well, still waiting for Piktor's Texas tour!
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Re: New band discovery!
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2018, 09:51:27 PM »
great band, thanks for sharing!
Not just a bass, this is an Alembic!