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    Freedom To Glide

    FREEDOM TO GLIDE is the musical endeavor between Andy Nixon (lead guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals, bass, drums) and Pete Riley (keys, piano, vocals, sampling, programming). Their first EP ‘Rain’ is the epitome of how talented these gentlemen are. The collaborative affair started in a Pink Floyd tribute band Dark Side Of The Wall. It should be an indication of F2g's main influence. The opening notes of title-track (part 1) shift towards a familiar territory with undeniable GIlmour-sounding fluid guitar, distinctive vox and lush keyboards a’la Richard Right. The song unfolds through a serie of themes and passages. Then EP runs like one continuous piece of work, referring us to the concept from this release. Its idea supported by guest female singer Francesca Genco to add some warmth and depth. The material employs a degree of subtlety that’s wrapped in ethereal high and dramatic low. Throughout the content, production is crisp, giving each instrument the space to breathe and shine. Freedom To Glide have delivered a superb debut that deserves a lot of attention!.

    http://soundcloud.com/freedom-to-glide/rain-ep-freedom-to-glide

    When F2g releases their full-length studio album I’d certainly want to hear it! The sample video on the band’s website gives an accurate taste of what upcoming CD is on offer.


    http://www.freedomtoglide.com/musicandvideo



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    The magazine 'Prog' (part of renowned 'Classic Rock') are to write a feature on F2g in their 'Limelight' section. This feature will be in the May issue - to be out on 23rd May. Freedom To Glide have been interviewed by Alex Lynham...


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    The band are hopefull of taking their message and music to a wider audience. Pete Riley said:

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    From yesterday (16th May 2012) the Freedom To Glide debut EP ‘Rain part 1’ is now available to buy online as a download and to order in CD format worldwide.

    http://freedomtoglide.bandcamp.com


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    F2g are thinking of popping a new track on their bandcamp site as free download (with the option to pay for it if you like it). So would you like to have a FREE Freedom To Glide song?

    Let them know, and get all your friends to come on over and check out F2g too...


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    Attached is the F2g feature from the May 2012 issue 'Prog' of magazine.

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    F2g have just released the FREE download for the song ‘Zero’ (edit). Excellent stuff indeed. Click here to download it:

    http://freedomtoglide.bandcamp.com/

    Next step and moving into the bigger prog-league!.

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    Well, plans as being hatched at the moment for another release - and it looks like this may take the form of a 'mini album' in it's own right (an exclusive collection of songs that won't be featured on the full-length CD itself - with the working title 'Precipitate').
    F2g are also looking into releasing a few tracks for exclusive radio play - one of them possibly being 'When The Whistle Blows'. This is written about Robert Wilson and his time spent in the WW1 trenches. Robert Wilson was Pete's grandfather. More news on when and where these radio plays will be, as guys get them scheduled in.


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    'When The Whistle Blows' will get it's debut airing tonight on Jim Lawson's show 10 till midnightwww.cuillinfm.co.uk

    This track won't be available until …the album is released so radio play can be your only chance to hear it!!!
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    After several spins, my conclusion has to be that ‘When The Whistle Blows” develops the story in a more relaxed way. Musically speaking, this sophisticated track utilizes some free-form ideas with the lyrical content giving further narration. Again, there’s lots of diversity and mood changes. Firstly, drawing reference to Elton John (‘Tumbleweed Connection’ era). The middle section is Chris Rea-like. We can also find spot hint to Gary Moore - in guitar solo... These influences are noticeable without being a nuisance. And I wonder where the next step will take us…

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    You can now hear the track 'When The Whistle Blows" as played by Stafford Radio's Shaun Geraghty on his 'The Prog Mill' show from last Sunday. Enjoy!

    http://soundcloud.com/freedom-to-gli...istle-blows-on

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    F2g are going to release another set of new compositions on CD and download (hopefully, in late August/early September) - entitled 'The Wait'. This should be the lead up to the Rain full-length album in the Autumn 2012.

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    Another new track 'Wind & Gales' taken from the radio play on Stafford Radio.

    http://soundcloud.com/freedom-to-gli...-from-the-prog

    Enjoy!

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    Freedom To Glide will release ‘The Wait’ as a physical CD and Download format - on Remembrance Day, Sunday 11th November 2012. This date would be apt as all songs have a poignant connection to this special day.

    ‘The Wait’ is a six track-mini album with two songs off the forthcoming full-length album plus four exclusive tracks that won't be available anywhere else..

    1. Wind And Gales (Rain pt.3)
    2. Star Fall
    3. Zero
    4. Repose
    5. Remember
    6. Hypnotized

    It should be on sale on the band’s Bandcamp site and everywhere else from iTunes to Amazon too.

    P.S. As of today. Only nine CD copies of the ‘Rain’ EP left. And F2g won't be producing any more of this work. So…do not miss out!

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