1. "Blind Date" - column by Wolfgang Hierl of High Wheel. - review of echolyn's As The World (from Progressive Newsletter, Nr. 16, August 1997). "...one of the best prog albums I've heard in a long time." 2. Interview with Still, from Progressive Newsletter - "Or: how it's going after the breakup of Echolyn."
of God Pounds His Nails from FMQB
Progressive (Feb 1998). "...to
put it simply, A&R departments from coast-to-coast looking for something
unique (and reeking of positive artist development!) should perk up and
give Bridge Management a call ...to request some information on this amazing
4. Review of first Still CD, from Harmonie magazine #32 (September 1997). (coming soon...) "...Still's grunge approach has class. These fellows are musicians above all. Even if [Echolyn's] music has been altered, the bottom line remains just about the same." "...this album has plenty of musical richness going for it." "...All audiophiles will surely recognize the talent of these musicians, who unquestionably help drive the prog world."
5. Review of first Still CD, from Big Shout. "...a compelling listen..."
6. Review of God Pounds His Nails (from Progression magazine)
7. Exposé review of first Still CD (Oct. 1997). "...very highly recommended."
8. Atlanta press - review of first Still CD. "Best of all, they don't have those damn toy keyboard sounds that plague Echolyn CD's. Give this disc a listen."
9. Progression magazine Review of Always Almost & Discipline show at the Mask and Wig, May 9, 1998.
TRANSLATION Echolyn is certainly reminiscent of Gentle Giant. But the influence works beautifully indeed, and I have to say that the songs certainly sound nice. The performance is super all around; pleasant vocals; cool melodies that stick in your head; fluid sounds. A few convoluted time signatures creep through, and I could do without the "classical" intro -- just to point out some possible blemishes -- however, for me this is one of the best prog albums I've heard in a long time.