"Hello David! It is always nice to hear that someone took a bit of his time to listen to us and, even more, liked our music! Specially coming from someone with your musical profile (40 years composing, wow!), thanks! "
"Oh cool! I will have to check our SoHo Nights! Acuña is most famous for being in Weather Report. Check out their 1977 album, "Heavy Weather". Most fans say it's their best album. It's pretty great. He plays on the first…"
"Interesting write up on your album. I am familiar with Alex Acuña. He plays on a CD I have called Soho Nights, an Ambient Emerging Artist Series album. I've also heard him play with Koinonia with Abraham Laboriel, one of my favorite…"
"Listening to Sonar, I really like the feel and the mando! Can hear a little bit of Cocteau Twin's ideas. Also the same kind of thing in Disappearance. Ever listen to them? Starting in high school, Rush and Yes were my biggest influences on…"
Fan of Music, Musician, Song Writer, Producer, Engineer
Style of Prog
Art Rock, Progressive Folk, Progressive Rock, Symphonic Rock, Canterbury Prog, Christian Prog, Progressive Metal, Crossover Prog, Progressive Jazz/Fusion, Progressive Electronic, Also a fan of other genres of music
I am a composer and have been working on several musical ideas over the last few years. I've been composing for about 40 years, but only recently have come across a set up that really works well for me. I like to compose in a progressive style. I like electronica as well, but a little more old school like Jean-Michel Jarre's style. I am not a virtuoso and really compose music that somewhat avoids that sense about it. I like my music to be more reachable rather than grandstanding. I love to compose in odd meters and with cool delays in a cyclical and algorithmic way. I also like baroque type metal and classical in general especially Dvořak, Holst and Shostakovich. I like ethnic and some latin, but not so much the blues and straight rock. Art rock groups that influenced me are Yes, Rush, Kansas, Jethro Tull, Genesis (older) and UK. Harmonic minor is one of my favorite modes to compose in. I also like epic and anthemic sounding pieces.
Influences or Favorite Bands
Rush, Yes, Kansas, Jethro Tull, JS Bach, Shostakovitch, Dvorak, Maire Brennan, White Heart, UK, Eddie Jobson, Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, Alan Holdsworth, Flagship, Seven Angels, Tomita, Bernard Hermann, Hans Zimmer, Dixie Dregs, Cairo, Lost World Band (newer), Simon Phillips, some Brian May.
Interesting....your song "Archimedes circle". One of the first instruments (required) I was taught in music school in Greece was an ancient lute tabouras a Turkish form of the Greek pandoura on which we learned many Byzantine songs and ancient chants and poems and various ancient Greek scales and meters. It was required for an entire year! before we could even touch our guitars or other more modern instruments.
Hello David! It is always nice to hear that someone took a bit of his time to listen to us and, even more, liked our music! Specially coming from someone with your musical profile (40 years composing, wow!), thanks!
Oh cool! I will have to check our SoHo Nights! Acuña is most famous for being in Weather Report. Check out their 1977 album, "Heavy Weather". Most fans say it's their best album. It's pretty great. He plays on the first track of our album. You can play it on our page... it's our 15 min one, "Time and Space"
Hey David, I enjoyed Cry For Eden. There pretty good. Also enjoyed listening to some of your stuff. I think the first thing I always try to find out when I listen to something your playing or have done is what time signature are you playing in.
Hello David Welcome to Power of Prog. Make yourself at home and feel free to browse the site, make some new friends. There is so much to hear, see and do here at Power of Prog like blogs, videos, events and even chat. If you like the site and we hope you do please invite your friends. Cheers Nick
David, Thanks for the compliments & for accepting my Power of Prog invite! It means a lot that you're interested in my music, too; I hope you like it! I am trying to spread it worldwide hoping it will be enjoyed indefinitely. I have no cd, but my songs are Free Downloads (256Kbps) through powerofprog.com/profile/LenRice or www.ReverbNation.com/LenRice . Share with friends! Thanks again & keep up your great work! Len