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    Thumbs up Dutch progressive rock band: Life Line Project

    Check out the Dutch progressive rock band Life Line Project on http://www.myspace.com/lifelineprojectband

    Read the background and listen to the music.



    The professional recorded cd "Modinha" is for sale. You can order using PayPal.



    "Modinha" got a great review by the Dutch site "Progwalhalla". Click to read:
    http://www.progwalhalla.nl/product_reviews_info.php?products_id=14879&reviews _id=698&osCsid=3ce6c330b7606bed792c730b71cd5013

    And also a great review by the Dutch Progressive Rock Page "DPRP". Click to read: http://www.dprp.net/reviews/200922.php#lifeline

    Also listen to numbers from older albums.

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    Read the review (in Norwegian) on: http://www.merlinprog.com/nordeuropa.htm


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    Check out the new upload on http://www.myspace.com/lifelineprojectband called "Beyond Time".
    It is over 17 minutes!! It is another "oldie" recorded in 1994.


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    Hmmm..I'm in shock here..that is truly GOOD music..The live performance of Little Alice is stunning, those keyboards really sound good ! Beautiful majestic song ! I'll have to share you with my bandmates as well,they'll love this,in fact we try to write music like that.
    Keep up the good work :-)

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    New uploads and new reviews on our site.
    Life Line Project has a page on Prog Archives now!!
    Just click the link on http://www.myspace.com/lifelineprojectband

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    Hey! I'm not always a downer, but I listened to Modinha, the first offering. That was enough. I always encourage beginners, especially if we're sitting around between sets or before shows. But hearing basic technique through digitals doesn't do it for me. I remember tone from albums and cassettes. But that's just this online thing. The playing reminded me of an old Uriah Heep riff, an equipment innovative 60's "acid-rock" band known for their ability to bang along and negotiate a long awaited chord change. Some deeply altered introverted personalities need to hear themselves for a while before they can adapt to other realities of other people playing too, never mind a singer and a song.
    Global technology more than live performance, this devolved life on earth. Maybe when man settles on the moon the first time I'll be listening to a solo musician playing a small keyboard badly. That might not sound attractive, but with the dedicated psycho-input electronic cereblowem functions of the future, you'll have to want to listen to more. And when half the earth can look up to the moon for the video, it'll be as hot as Elvis sending live on satellite for the first time.
    What interested me was the compliment to Bob Moog, a synthesizer inventor. I'm from Welland, close to Niagara Falls, and went to Buffalo a lot to see jazz and r'n'b bands, local (Rick James, Pat Methany, Pegasus, Billie Sheehan, The Commodores) and recording-travelling (Weather Report with Jaco Pastorius, Gap Mangione). Bob started in that city, his inventions filtering out to the world from there. These guys would have loved to have been there in his time. I often wonder what happened to his console synthesizer that a music store featured. All white, looking like a cross between the cabinet construction of a pipe organ and a Hammond B3. I think this experimental machine was selling for $20,000 in '70.
    I can see losing yourself tone wise through digital recording. You're mixing everything and it all starts to thin down, thin and tiny to begin with. Without being able to be present with my equipment, I would say grab an old Hammond or Thomas Organ for $20, or any other "vintage" equipment and sit it beside the digitals. Grab a few wires and plug that in. Just put the same tunes on cassette and C.D. side by side and listen to the difference. Get a tone that breathes.
    What I'm down on digitals about is my love of listening in the dark, laying there with headphones. Digitals aren't as lush and atmospheric.
    As a real Watt, please notice I'm not talking about power. And maybe digitals will evolve so that in the future I can watch cooking shows and not have to eat. Self-recording! You should wait until someone wants to pay you. I like to river-walk during long bike-hikes. My favorite is Niagara Falls. Not everyone thinks of it as a shallow field of moving water, but it's always well below my knees. I've been out over 200 feet, three feet from the edge, usually at night. Even then, half the time Parks guards yell at me to get out before they call the police. If you ever hear or see of someone standing at the edge during the day, holding up a sign saying support live music, you'll know it's me. That's my rescue.
    I know I have a lot to offer if I was in this situation. Please consider any dialogue.
    as always, John Watt.
    Last edited by John Watt; Jul-24-2009 at 19:35.

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    Hi,

    Surely I respect your opinion, but maybe you should listen some more.
    Besides keyboards musicians on "Modinha" also play oboe, flute, guitars and real percussion.
    So far Life Line Project got a lot of positive reactions and reviews.
    If you are interested in one of my other projects check out: www.myspace.com/tempestaconsort
    It is very different from Life Line Project. We play baroque music!!

    Erik de Beer - Life Line Project

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    "Modinha" now available on http://www.recordheaven.net/


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    please don't ever knock uriah heep,to me you have to search long and hard to match some of their early music!!

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    Duplo! Thanks for your response, even if it's mainly more linkage. I can see someone got tweaked about my reference to Uriah Heep. What was their big line? "This is a thing we've never done before, and it's called easy living". Yeah, very synthful. I can hear one-handed semi-fast descending triplets like a riff that remains, more tonal than musical.
    Remember "Switched on Bach"? That sounded hot and made a big splash but I haven't heard anything about that for over thirty years, except for Walter becoming Wendy, a modern surgical synthesis deeper than digital. I even bought the follow-up, a double album about The Four Seasons, but ended up just playing the thunderstorm to bug my dad as he woke up Saturday morning, so he'd think it was going to rain on a day off.
    Now, I can recreate that with a used $20 or $50 keyboard, and most equipment is half-phased.
    But please, Duplo, don't take it all personally. Maybe in Ontario, the home of commercial electricity, with the highest percentage of online users, I'm already used to the various inputs and outputs new to you. But even I can find a new static charge for my synapses. Just last week, during a long distance bike-hike, I sat in Niagara Falls at a table outside of an ice cream and maple fudge boutique that now features online laptop for $5 a half hour. It was a kick when I could see the river that generated the electricity I was using. It was a novel thought to know my sending, more immediate and just as global, would never equal the life-giving depth and atmospheric potential of that river. And I'll never pedal my bike as fast as that flow.
    The plaques and inscriptions have always been about Canadian and Ontario, and you can see the smaller American from here, but now there is a European influence. The Serbian Society with The Niagara Parks Commission has installed a new statue of Tesla, wearing a long greatcoat, standing on top of a transformer, commemorating his supervision of the first generating station.
    Duplo! If you have time, put on Modinha and slow it down, and jam along with it yourself anew, and tell me how it feels for you.
    as always, John Watt.

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    do you guys like ELP by chance? Very entertaining. Thanks for the link I have been listening to old stuff too, and your friends on myspace like Nexus great stuff. Anyone else you can recommend to liste too? Check our stuff out when we post a review request in few days..jon from 30M

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    Dutch progressive rock band: Life Line Project - NEW RELEASE OUT NOW!!

    New album out by Dutch progrock band LIFE LINE PROJECT "The Finnishing Touch".
    Enjoy once more the powerful vintage keyboard sounds combined with fluent guitarsoloing and heavy rhythm section. Beautiful symphonic rock themes alternated with jazz-rock, folk & metal elements.



    CHECK IT OUT!!!

    http://www.myspace.com/lifelineprojectband

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    "The Finnishing Touch" and also our previous album "Modinha" are available on: http://www.recordheaven.net/


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    "The Finnishing Touch" is nominated for the Progawards 2009 in the category "Best Foreign Record"

    http://progawards.it/


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