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« Reply #4770 on: Sep 13th, 2011, 07:52am »

on Sep 12th, 2011, 09:31am, Chessman wrote:
I too would like to hear another Unifaun album. The debut is probably the closest tribute to the Genesis sound that I've ever heard. I could certainly imagine Genesis playing some of those numbers. smiley


Carl, I would say it is the closest to Collins era Genesis (Trick/Wind) but the Watch for me capture the Gabriel years more than any other band. I guess it comes down to which Genesis era you prefer or listen to most.
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« Reply #4771 on: Sep 13th, 2011, 08:57am »

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The Watch? Another band that leave me completely cold I'm afraid.



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« Reply #4772 on: Sep 13th, 2011, 09:10am »

on Sep 13th, 2011, 07:52am, NedFlanders wrote:
Carl, I would say it is the closest to Collins era Genesis (Trick/Wind) but the Watch for me capture the Gabriel years more than any other band. I guess it comes down to which Genesis era you prefer or listen to most.


Good analogy. Unifaun were much more in the AToTT and W&W vein, whereas The Watch definitely evoke the Gabriel years. I like them both, for different reasons. cheesy

The Watch's most recent outing, Timeless, was perhaps one of their most interesting in my opinion. Planet Earth? is probably my favorite though.
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« Reply #4773 on: Sep 13th, 2011, 1:57pm »

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« Reply #4774 on: Sep 13th, 2011, 2:48pm »

Hello!

I heard a little bird whistling in my ear that people are
still discovering the Unifaun album, which absolutely amazes and pleases me. Thank you for very kind and heartfelt words, I was actually very moved by them.
If you have any questions regarding Unifaun och the Agents of Mercy, I will be very glad to answer them.

Kind regards,
Nad Sylvan

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« Reply #4775 on: Sep 13th, 2011, 3:41pm »

on Sep 13th, 2011, 2:48pm, DukeSylvan wrote:
Hello!

I heard a little bird whistling in my ear that people are
still discovering the Unifaun album, which absolutely amazes and pleases me. Thank you for very kind and heartfelt words, I was actually very moved by them.
If you have any questions regarding Unifaun och the Agents of Mercy, I will be very glad to answer them.

Kind regards,
Nad Sylvan



Hello Nad,

I saw you perform in Southern California a couple of years ago at CalProg with AOM/Karmakanic. You guys were amazing! I would love it if you'd come back to SoCal soon.

Regarding Unifaun, is there any chance of a second album? The first one was magical. I can't help but believe that you've got at least a few more songs in that style up your sleeve. Have you and Bonamici parted ways?

Either way, I love what you're doing now and look very much forward to listening to "Black Forest." cool wink

Dave (COT) smiley

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« Reply #4776 on: Sep 13th, 2011, 4:15pm »

Dave,

The Unifaun album was indeed my lucky shot because it opened a few doors for me. I had been struggling with my music for years and years before that and so not long after the release I heard from Roine.
Unifaun was a tough ordeal in the sense that it took way too long and it felt good when it was overwith.
Unfortunately Bon and I donīt talk anymore, some strange things happened on the way and so Iīd just like to leave it with some happy memories.
In other words, I really see no point in making another Unifaun album - since I think that one we did is such a statement and homage anyway. The limitiation of time is also another factor. Itīs AOM now, even for Roine.
So... If we want to see the Agents go places, we have to work at it 100%!
Hope you understand.

As for coming back to SoCal, would love to. I have
my dad and brother living there (I was actually born in West Covina). Loved the crowd at Calprog, would love to do it again!

Thanks,
Nad
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« Reply #4777 on: Sep 13th, 2011, 4:38pm »

on Sep 13th, 2011, 4:15pm, DukeSylvan wrote:
Dave,

The Unifaun album was indeed my lucky shot because it opened a few doors for me. I had been struggling with my music for years and years before that and so not long after the release I heard from Roine.
Unifaun was a tough ordeal in the sense that it took way too long and it felt good when it was overwith.
Unfortunately Bon and I donīt talk anymore, some strange things happened on the way and so Iīd just like to leave it with some happy memories.
In other words, I really see no point in making another Unifaun album - since I think that one we did is such a statement and homage anyway. The limitiation of time is also another factor. Itīs AOM now, even for Roine.
So... If we want to see the Agents go places, we have to work at it 100%!
Hope you understand.

As for coming back to SoCal, would love to. I have
my dad and brother living there (I was actually born in West Covina). Loved the crowd at Calprog, would love to do it again!

Thanks,
Nad


I understand completely, Nad, and with the Unifaun album clocking in at over 75 minutes, it is the equivalent of a double album; one that prog fans will continue to enjoy for years and years. I can only imagine the amount of hard work you put into that album.

Best of luck, Nad, with your AOM career, and to each of your compadres. Hope to see you all soon!
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« Reply #4778 on: Sep 14th, 2011, 12:24am »

on Sep 13th, 2011, 4:15pm, DukeSylvan wrote:
Dave,

The Unifaun album was indeed my lucky shot because it opened a few doors for me. I had been struggling with my music for years and years before that and so not long after the release I heard from Roine.
Unifaun was a tough ordeal in the sense that it took way too long and it felt good when it was overwith.
Unfortunately Bon and I donīt talk anymore, some strange things happened on the way and so Iīd just like to leave it with some happy memories.
In other words, I really see no point in making another Unifaun album - since I think that one we did is such a statement and homage anyway. The limitiation of time is also another factor. Itīs AOM now, even for Roine.
So... If we want to see the Agents go places, we have to work at it 100%!
Hope you understand.

As for coming back to SoCal, would love to. I have
my dad and brother living there (I was actually born in West Covina). Loved the crowd at Calprog, would love to do it again!

Thanks,
Nad


Hello Nad -- great to have you here! Thanks for posting. smiley

Was just listening to Unifaun this morning, so seeing your post here later was quite a coincidence. Lovely collection of songs that I still enjoy 3+ years on. It's sad to think of never seeing a second one, but understandable. And if it means we get more Agents of Mercy instead, I'm still happy. cheesy Also interesting to see that Roine's focus has shifted to AoM.

Dramarama was excellent, and I'm eagerly looking forward to hearing The Black Forest when it arrives.

One thing I've wondered... Who is Roger The Tailor? And is Meet Johnnie Walker an ode to the beverage, or its namesake? wink Both songs are favorites.

Again, thanks for posting here.
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« Reply #4779 on: Sep 14th, 2011, 05:12am »

on Sep 13th, 2011, 2:48pm, DukeSylvan wrote:
I heard a little bird whistling in my ear that people are still discovering the Unifaun album, which absolutely amazes and pleases me

Amazing to hear from you in this thread Nad.

I was just wondering if the "little bird" happened to be Roine and if he has a look here occasionally and knows how much love there is for The Flower Kings and his other projects (including AoM) in forums such as this one wink

I have yet to hear the Unifaun album but comments from fellow TFK fans has certainly make me think that I should wink

Cheers

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« Reply #4780 on: Sep 14th, 2011, 05:46am »

on Sep 14th, 2011, 12:24am, Carpet Crawler wrote:
One thing I've wondered... Who is Roger The Tailor? And is Meet Johnnie Walker an ode to the beverage, or its namesake? wink Both songs are favorites.

Again, thanks for posting here.


Roger is just fiction of course. We decided to do a real homage (again!) to the 70īs by creating DramaRama - so - the name just popped up in my head, maybe I was thinking of Roger Taylor of Queen? smiley Anyway, it just sounded good to my ears, and if it does..I just go.
Same thing with Johnnie Walker.
I remember hearing the chorus in my head, coming from no where really...and the words "Meet Johnnie Walker" just came naturally.
It took a while to write the lyrics to Johnnie because of all the word play and associations with the labels such as red, lack, blue and green.

For those who wanted a continuation of Unifaun, I think there are bits and pieces in there that easily could have made it onto a second album, such as Roger the tailor and We have been freed.

Thanks for having me on-board, smiley
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« Reply #4781 on: Sep 14th, 2011, 05:50am »

on Sep 14th, 2011, 05:12am, Nov wrote:
I was just wondering if the "little bird" happened to be Roine and if he has a look here occasionally and knows how much love there is for The Flower Kings and his other projects (including AoM) in forums such as this one wink


No, it was a "friend" over at Facebook who said I should go here and check it out. I think Roine is aware of this thread since it has been going on for quite sometime now, but we rarely discuss whatīs going on in the cyberworld...but we can talk for hours about music, music, music - just like you guys!
Thank you. smiley
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« Reply #4782 on: Sep 14th, 2011, 06:30am »

I just love it when musicians take the time to interact with fans. Great to hear from the likes of Nad and Tony Patterson.
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« Reply #4783 on: Sep 14th, 2011, 06:34am »

on Sep 13th, 2011, 08:57am, alanh wrote:
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The Watch? Another band that leave me completely cold I'm afraid.



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Why is that Alan? To my ears they are a wonderful cross between the classic sound plus their own identity. To my ears, this kind of makes me think that this may have been the sound that the original Genesis would have moved onto if Peter had stayed longer. Retaining the unique early 70s sound but with a more modern twist.
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« Reply #4784 on: Sep 15th, 2011, 09:21am »

on Sep 14th, 2011, 05:46am, DukeSylvan wrote:
Roger is just fiction of course. We decided to do a real homage (again!) to the 70īs by creating DramaRama - so - the name just popped up in my head, maybe I was thinking of Roger Taylor of Queen? smiley Anyway, it just sounded good to my ears, and if it does..I just go.
Same thing with Johnnie Walker.
I remember hearing the chorus in my head, coming from no where really...and the words "Meet Johnnie Walker" just came naturally.
It took a while to write the lyrics to Johnnie because of all the word play and associations with the labels such as red, lack, blue and green.

For those who wanted a continuation of Unifaun, I think there are bits and pieces in there that easily could have made it onto a second album, such as Roger the tailor and We have been freed.

Thanks for having me on-board, smiley


Ah okay, that makes sense. smiley

Btw, I quite liked the word play in Meet Johnnie Walker, with the references to the different colors. The whole Dramarama album was excellent. And I can definitely see some similarities to Unifaun in tracks like We Have Been Freed or Roger The Tailor.

It's great to see AoM are continuing to make and play music. I'd love to see you guys in concert some day. Hopefully it will happen.

Thanks again Nad.
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