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Tony Arnold
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  • Athens, GA
  • United States

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I am a
Fan of Music, Musician, Label
Style of Prog
Art Rock, Avant-Prog, Symphonic Rock, Progressive Electronic
Based in North Georgia and heavily influenced by both our musical and literary heritage, Arnold has carved out a sonically-unique niche which melds his melodic sensibilities with the sui generis art-house approach that has become a Southern trademark.

Following an initial experiment in avant-garde Americana (Menage 'A Twang), he has released a series of thematic albums of Adult Rock & Electronica under various project noms de plume (The Pachinko Allahs, Macular Degenerates, Musaphonic), each of which expands his signature style and paintbox of influences, while also avoiding compartmentalization and derivative postures. Musically adventurous and never straying far from his mischievous irony, Arnold allows the music to represent and guide him, instead of the ego-driven rock & roll lifestyle.

Preferring a more relaxed routine rather than a performance schedule, Arnold networks & records sporadically to honor his commitment to an authentic creativity and the musical standards which have inspired him to compose.
Influences or Favorite Bands
The Moody Blues, Radio Massacre Int'l., Kansas, The Alan Parsons Project, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, Ultravox, The Boxmasters, Leonard Cohen, ELO, Cabezas de Cera, ELP, Gryphon, Asia, King Crimson, Yes, Bill Nelson, Ambrosia, Klaatu, The Amazing Blondel, Procol Harum, Ozric Tentacles, Ars Nova, Triumvirat, Amon Duul II, Camel.
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Sonic Curiosity reviews page

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 11:51am 0 Comments

Matt Howarth, no stranger to the progressive/electronic rock field, has written quite the exhaustive expose on our catalog, located here...


Folk-Prog Birthday Song

Posted on March 1, 2012 at 3:35pm 0 Comments

Always wanted a cheerful birthday song in the tradition of British folk-progressive? Then look no further: "Convivial Vicissitudes" conveys that special occasion's hopelessness and despair, and is the perfect birthday gift for that special someone!


New mini-LP cardboard sleeve CD editions available at Bandcamp

Posted on December 20, 2011 at 2:08pm 0 Comments

Now all Gray Mortuary Recordings are available at http://musaphonic.bandcamp.com/  in custom mini-LP cardboard sleeve editions.

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At 10:01pm on September 26, 2012, Len Rice said…

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At 4:35pm on May 31, 2012, Len Rice said…

Tony, Thanks for accepting my Power of Prog invite! It means a lot that you’re interested in my music, too. I’m trying to spread it worldwide hoping it’ll be enjoyed indefinitely. I have no cd, but my songs are Free Downloads (256Kbps) at www.ReverbNation.com/LenRice . Share with friends! Thanks Again, Len

At 1:51pm on August 13, 2011, Melodic Revolution Records said…
Just droppin in to say hello, great new profile pick Tony
At 1:50am on August 12, 2011, CProgPositivity said…

Well - it sounds like Olav at least acknowledged that you were unique in your approach.  But yeah, that's frustrating if people pre-judge your work without giving it a fair listen because of his comments.  Such is the price we pay for all the freedom now afforded indie artists and indie journalists.  In the end, he's just one drop in the on-line ocean.  Keep your fresh stream flowing to multiple outlets and drown out the naysayers I say! 


It would be funny to re-package it with a new "band name", to shuffle the song order and change the album name and song titles.  Then to send it back a few years later just to see how different the review result was.  Of course, some people are consistent with their taste in music - which doesn't make theirs any more "right" or "wrong" but you would be surprised how much variance and inconsistency the same reviewer can have to the same music.  Most reviews tell us as much (or more) about the reviewer than they do the artist they are reviewing.  But we do give publicity.


Yes, that's right.  I'm a reviewer too.  But these days how many of us aren't?  ;-)


Prog on!


Mark Stephens


At 11:22am on March 31, 2011, ifsounds said…
Thanks a lot for your kind words and your friendship!
At 4:39pm on March 30, 2011, Djam Karet said…


Your song FISSURE on the Strength CD is COOLO!

To me, it reminds me a bit of Ozric Tentacles, in a good way.



At 8:01pm on August 26, 2010, Melodic Revolution Records said…
Hello Tony
Thank you so much for your continued support and your most recent contribution. Diggin the new tracks number 2 is awesome reminds me of vintage Art of Noise.
At 8:54am on March 8, 2010, Hox Vox said…
Well, your music is a good companion to work, I'm making illustrations and it's inspiring, like inviting to wide ambients, very airy, with natural elements in them.
At 8:31am on March 8, 2010, Hox Vox said…
Space Prog! I appreciate.
At 1:41am on March 2, 2010, Earthling Society said…
Thanks for the Heads up Tony....love and peace
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