This Good Place - Available from Ajalon!

Ajalon is pleased to offer their latest CD release titled This Good Place. The CD has been released with Prog Rock Records and can be ordered through the Threshing Floor store.

This Good Place marks a huge step forward for Ajalon, as the CD features some great musical moments as well as stellar performances from both the band and some awesome guest players. Listeners will find this a much more allegorical album lyrically than the first two releases. The thematic concept on this CD addresses the depravity and selfishness of the human condition and how it has lead to the downfall of our character. But the story is undergirded with the concept that it is never too late to turn from those ways to find something greater within ourselves that ultimately leads us to This Good Place!!! The CD lists seven tracks with a running time of approximately sixty minutes. There is one instrumental track on the CD and one epic song about twenty minutes in length.

Much of the album features brand new material developed over a three year period. There are also a few previously unreleased classic Ajalon songs mixed in that have been reworked and newly recorded. This is a very different sounding album that finds its place in the current mainstream of Progressive Rock music while maintaining some of the trademark Ajalon sound.

We have created a MySpace page with audio clips from every track on the record for you to sample. Check out the reviews here!

 
Ajalon - In The Prog Community

Randy George has recorded several CDs with Neal Morse (Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic) and Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Transatlantic). Randy's association with Neal spans a number of releases, the latest is titled Momentum. There have been numerous tours in the works to support Neal's work - be sure to see Neal's website or Radiant Records for complete information.

Randy has also finished reworking songs for a new solo CD. This completed CD - Action Reaction - has a full band sound and mostly instrumental music with Progressive and Fusion flavors along with some Contemporary Jazz sounding tunes. There are guest performances by Michael Manring, Phil Keaggy, Dave Beegle, Neal Morse, David Ragsdale, Taylor Mesple, David Wallimann, Gene Crout, Paul Kilkenny, and Ajalon's own Dan Lile. See Randy's personal website for complete details.

There is a YouTube channel featuring clips from Randy's solo projects, as well as some vintage and fairly recent live Ajalon performances retrieved from the band's archive collection. Here is the link - Randy George - YouTube. And for fans of some amazing drumming, Dan Lile has posted some drum solos and play-along tracks. You can view them at this YouTube link - Dan Lile - YouTube. Check them out!

 
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Reflections - An Act of Glass: The Music of Andrew Gorczyca

Wil Henderson and Randy George are featured guest artists on this release from Seattle drummer Chris G. The recorded work is a tribute CD of the music of his late brother Andrew, and is the culmination of nearly four years’ effort devoted to countless sessions of studio recording time. At its core, the music would fall into the progressive rock category - given some of the elaborate arrangements and instrumentation. A total of eighteen progressive rock players were recorded in twelve different studios located in six different American cities. This host of artists associated with the genre (including Adrian Belew, Nick D’Virgilio, Phil Keaggy, and Mike Keneally) provided the cast of players sought by Chris to re-create Andrew’s music with professional flair and credibility.

Wil [vocals] and Randy [bass] appear together on the track "Lost In It All" which also features Adrian Belew on guitar. Randy also played some synth solos on the opening track "The Tall Tale Heart" and Wil sang all the vocals on the track "From This Day Forward", which also features Phil Keaggy on guitar.

CPR - Christian Progressive Rock

Threshing Floor Records has been involved with each release of the CPR series. With each subsequent CD, Christian Progressive Rock artists from across the world have contributed to these limited edition collection volumes. Both new and familiar members of the CPR community can be found within the series catalog including Unitopia, Apple Pie, Ted Leonard, Mike Florio, Pursuit, Mike Lockett, Ad Astra, Time Horizon, Greg Wollan, and Everlasting Arms.

One of the highlights on CPR Volume 3 is a song by veteran rocker Phil Keaggy. The Keaggy tune "Passport" originally appeared on his 1985 release entitled "Getting Closer". Produced by CPR’s own Randy George and mixed by Gene Crout, the song also features Ajalon drummer Dan Lile. Together they have reworked this classic Phil Keaggy song in an extended form. Co-producer Randy George reflects, "We were all very excited to have Phil join us on the record. He is one of the first artists that helped to expand and shape the musical horizons of the faithful. Since the late 1960s he has pushed musical boundaries, and remains one of the most prolific guitarists of our time. It was an honor for Dan and I to play with him on this song."

In addition to Phil's contribution, Dan and Randy are also featured on a song from CPR newcomer Mike Lockett.

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