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Mr Peabody
03-01-2010, 07:24 PM
First let me say those of you who passed on Evolve IV missed a good album at a good price last month. I liked the album a lot.

Here's March's offering:

A Chinese Firedrill "circles" is a solo project from veteran
bassist/producer Joey Vera. Joey has been in the music business since
1981 having been involved in many groups including Armored Saint,
Fates Warning (both of which he is still a current member), Anthrax,
OSI, Tribe After Tribe, Chroma Key, Seven Witches and Engine to name a few.

A Chinese Firedrill "circles" was written, recorded and performed by
Joey from May 2005 to June 2006. Truly a solo project, Joey performs
all of the instruments and vocals with the exception of the drum
tracks which were performed by a local friend. The music on "circles"
was conceived out of a desire to pull influences from the past and
subject the writing process to an experiment in arrangements and
instrumentation. To put the necessary label on the type of music on
this record, Joey is calling it Prog/Art Rock. The record draws from
his early influences such as Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Rush, and
from more recent influences such as Tool, Porcupine Tree, Kings X and OSI.

Specially priced during the month of March at just $5 at

The samples sound pretty good to me but I wish there were more.

Finch Platte
03-02-2010, 09:58 AM
I bought this. Thanks.

03-02-2010, 02:20 PM
reads like something I'd like. I'll listen to some samples when I get home

Mr Peabody
03-02-2010, 06:49 PM
Let me know how you like it.

03-02-2010, 07:47 PM
Ya know, for a fin, it might be worth taking a chance

ordered it