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« on: March 03, 2008, 04:37:08 PM »

Now, before I begin, I'm no expert with music, or reviewing. However, after listening to Part One, wow what an awesome way to start off the Trilogy. Charlie, your work with the guitar is very impressive for being known as a singer, and the added harmonica is great. So far, my favorite song is The Dream. A nice song that carries on that is enjoyable all the way through. (Not that the rest of the album isn't). The storyline progresses well, and the acoustics are perfect for the first part, slowly introducing the story and having the heaviness for the middle and end. Whether or not you intended to use the acoustics full through (not having a band at the time  Smiley) I think the album turned out quite nice.
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2008, 04:41:26 PM »

I've loved this album since the first time I heard it almost 3 years ago.
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2008, 09:33:14 PM »

I've loved this album since the first time I heard it almost 3 years ago.
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Pretty much this. Now it's hard to compare it to the other two just because of how different they are, however Part 1 is so good in its own respect. Would not normally be my thing, but it's just so good it really doesn't matter. Both the guitar work and the vocals are always offering something interesting to hone your ear to. I'd also say lyrically and vocally I may actually prefer the first album to the other two.
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2008, 12:45:19 AM »

Thanks,guys!
I'm glad to hear that you can appreciate it for what it is. The truth is, I first started playing music in that style as a kid. My biggest influence back then was "Bob Dylan" so naturally thats my real roots. Imagine going all the way from '60 folk music to Prog Metal( and just about everything in between at one time or another).To me it's all music. I love it all and I'm glad to be able to share it with you!
By the way. Someone named "Sam/facsimile" has tried to order the CD but I cannot seem to get my respose to go back to you. Please just click the paypal "Buy Now" button.
I have been getting a number of emails asking if the offer is still on. It is not necessary,just order it here. I promise if I run out of copies and can't send you one I will refund your money.
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2008, 03:28:10 AM »

Would not normally be my thing, but it's just so good it really doesn't matter.
Exactly what I was thinking. It's good with some diversity in the cd collection Smiley
It took me by surprise, since all I had heard of Dominici was the songs Nick played from part 3 on the radio the friday before I got them my self. Tongue Really really good.

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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2008, 03:29:15 AM »

I'm getting really into Part One even though I wouldn't normally listen to this type of music. Your vocals are great Charlie and the music is generally just really tasteful. Howcome Part One is so different from Part Two? Obviously you didn't have the band on Part Two but as it's a trilogy I thought Part Two might be similar to Part One. There is a lot of contrast musically and I was wondering whether you had envisaged this or whether it just turned out that way? Either way both albums are great
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2008, 05:54:46 AM »

Good Question,Nimrod (I love that name,BTW-my kind of tounge- in- cheek humor).
The thing about the changes between the CD's happened in a semi-intentional way. I feel that it is just like real life. One day there is not much happening, the next day the Sh*t hit's the fan. I like the way the events in the story go through different intensity levels and inconsistencies in terms of the pace and progression of the story. I read somewhere in a review(I think it was Nick's) that the story seemed to speed up and go a lot faster than the slow evolving plot in part 2. This was totally my intention. After all, we live in very precarious times and in reality it only would take a split second for our world as we know it to change drastically.
This is a reality I wanted to bring into the story. Everything starts to happen quickly in the final part of the trilogy,much the way it would( or perhaps actually will someday soon) in real life.
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2008, 07:54:12 AM »

My first post here! 

I agree with what's been said about O3 Part 1.  I really like it for what it is, which is just stripped-down singer/songwriter type music.  It's interesting that Charlie mentions Bob Dylan in his influences, because I got a real Bob Dylan-ish vibe from this album.

By the way, Part 3 kicks all kinds of ass, Charlie!  Way to go!    And thanks for the generous offer, it's awesome to have your personalized signature, given the fan I am of your work.
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2008, 09:53:13 AM »

Good Question,Nimrod (I love that name,BTW-my kind of tounge- in- cheek humor).
The thing about the changes between the CD's happened in a semi-intentional way. I feel that it is just like real life. One day there is not much happening, the next day the Sh*t hit's the fan. I like the way the events in the story go through different intensity levels and inconsistencies in terms of the pace and progression of the story. I read somewhere in a review(I think it was Nick's) that the story seemed to speed up and go a lot faster than the slow evolving plot in part 2. This was totally my intention. After all, we live in very precarious times and in reality it only would take a split second for our world as we know it to change drastically.
This is a reality I wanted to bring into the story. Everything starts to happen quickly in the final part of the trilogy,much the way it would( or perhaps actually will someday soon) in real life.
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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2008, 10:46:29 AM »

I got a real Bob Dylan-ish vibe from this album.

I just said the same thing without having read this thread yet. Good to know I'm not alone. Though the difference is.. this *IS* my kind of music...

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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2008, 12:14:52 PM »

I really like this album.
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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2008, 02:26:13 PM »

Hey everyone!

             Like cwolfe, this will be my first post as well! Anyway, I just wanted to comment on Charlie's view on music, as in taking it for what it is. I am a big prog fan so that's basically my love, but as a musician what I love about prog is how diverse it is. You can do ANYTHING with it, but its very easy to have the music sound harsh versus beautiful or inspiring. And its people like Dominici (and his fellow bandmates of course!) that really stand out because you guys can create something so amazing and inspiring to me, which I know personally isn't overly easy. Leave it to the pros I guess! Also, I think "music is music" as well, and it always makes me a little sad when people close their mind to one genre (or several genres) of music. Personally, I am not a fan of rap whatsoever, but I don't condemn it as being simplistic and "crappy" since that is really passing the same judgement on all of a genre because you didn't like one song or artist. So while some people wouldn't be open to this type of music from a prog band (or what is NOW a prog band) I think its wonderful that you can do this Charlie. So thanks!

I also have been a little parinoid over the past few days Because I had to set up a paypal account just to buy this album, so I've been waiting days for them to send me all the confirmation stuff! So I've just been worried the CDs would run out. I originally wanted four so I could spread the name of Dominici as much as I could, but if CDs are already nearly running out, I don't want to be greedy. Could I perhaps ask to have two reserved though? One will be for me of course, but I think a signed CD would be an excellent gift for my brother who recently had a birthday. This is just in case -- the account should be confirmed in a couple days, but I really don't want to miss out! And if you do have extra CDs, I will purchase four and make sure to spead the music around  Anyways, thanks Charlie, and to everyone else, my name is Matt, I'll be sticking around for quite awhile   Grin
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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2008, 03:20:39 PM »

Hey everyone!

             Like cwolfe, this will be my first post as well! Anyway, I just wanted to comment on Charlie's view on music, as in taking it for what it is. I am a big prog fan so that's basically my love, but as a musician what I love about prog is how diverse it is. You can do ANYTHING with it, but its very easy to have the music sound harsh versus beautiful or inspiring. And its people like Dominici (and his fellow bandmates of course!) that really stand out because you guys can create something so amazing and inspiring to me, which I know personally isn't overly easy. Leave it to the pros I guess! Also, I think "music is music" as well, and it always makes me a little sad when people close their mind to one genre (or several genres) of music. Personally, I am not a fan of rap whatsoever, but I don't condemn it as being simplistic and "crappy" since that is really passing the same judgement on all of a genre because you didn't like one song or artist. So while some people wouldn't be open to this type of music from a prog band (or what is NOW a prog band) I think its wonderful that you can do this Charlie. So thanks!

I also have been a little parinoid over the past few days Because I had to set up a paypal account just to buy this album, so I've been waiting days for them to send me all the confirmation stuff! So I've just been worried the CDs would run out. I originally wanted four so I could spread the name of Dominici as much as I could, but if CDs are already nearly running out, I don't want to be greedy. Could I perhaps ask to have two reserved though? One will be for me of course, but I think a signed CD would be an excellent gift for my brother who recently had a birthday. This is just in case -- the account should be confirmed in a couple days, but I really don't want to miss out! And if you do have extra CDs, I will purchase four and make sure to spead the music around  Anyways, thanks Charlie, and to everyone else, my name is Matt, I'll be sticking around for quite awhile   Grin
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Thanks for the insightful post,and yes I have a couple of boxes of 30 CD's here in Hungary so buy as many as you want. The only reason I keep syaing to people that they are running out is because I onlt have a limited(relatively) supply in the sense that there are probably a total of 450 or 500 left in the world and there won't be any more made EVER after they are gone.
So buy as many as you like,I could use the cash right now so /Thanks in advance. I just might throw in a little something extra for you if you buy that many!  How about buy 4 and I'll throw in in an autographed full copy of part 3? 
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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2008, 10:39:09 AM »

Deal! Thanks Charlie! Grin
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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2008, 01:09:59 PM »

Only 500 ever to be made? That's it I'm buying it. I shall email you Mr. Charlie.
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« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2008, 01:58:15 PM »

Although I definitely think you should still pick this up, out of fairness I will say he said there were about 450 or 500 *left*. More than that were initially made tho. However as said the only pressing for these discs is done, and so after they are gone, they're gone.
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« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2008, 02:05:26 PM »

Only 500 ever to be made? That's it I'm buying it. I shall email you Mr. Charlie.

5500 were originally made in June of 2005.
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« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2008, 05:55:25 PM »

So I'm just finishing up my first listen to my copy of Part 1. 

And so far, it sounds to me like what Bob Dylan would sound like if he actually had a good voice.  It's pretty cool stuff, which is surprising, considering I'm not normally a fan of this kind of stuff.

But the important thing is that the songwriting is strong, so I'm enjoying the individual songs even if I won't have the patience to sit through the entire disc again.

Now I'm going to go order Part 2.
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Only 500 ever to be made? That's it I'm buying it. I shall email you Mr. Charlie.

5500 were originally made in June of 2005.

500, 5500, all the same thing really 
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« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2008, 04:49:38 AM »

Only 500 ever to be made? That's it I'm buying it. I shall email you Mr. Charlie.

5500 were originally made in June of 2005.

500, 5500, all the same thing really 

Now THAT's what I'd call "Fuzzy Math"!
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« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2008, 07:00:27 AM »

Now THAT's what I'd call "Fuzzy Math"!

I'd call it "Fuzzy MATHS". Americans and their way of writing things... one day you will all speak the english way
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« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2008, 07:07:27 AM »

Only 500 ever to be made? That's it I'm buying it. I shall email you Mr. Charlie.

5500 were originally made in June of 2005.

500, 5500, all the same thing really 

Now THAT's what I'd call "Fuzzy Math"!

Well, its only a difference of 5... that's not that much...
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« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2008, 07:41:03 PM »

I like the album, relaxing music.

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« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2008, 10:29:24 PM »

I like the album, relaxing music.

Yes. It was intended to be played in the recovery room of the pre-frontal lobotomy ward at area mental hospitals.
 
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I like the album, relaxing music.

Yes. It was intended to be played in the recovery room of the pre-frontal lobotomy ward at area mental hospitals.
 

Funny you should mention that, because that was exactly how I first heard it 
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« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2008, 11:58:49 AM »

My copy just arrived.

Thanks Charlie!

I'll give it some listens and then edit this post with my impressions Smiley

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« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2008, 12:02:34 AM »

My copy just arrived.

Thanks Charlie!

I'll give it some listens and then edit this post with my impressions Smiley

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« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2008, 04:19:18 AM »

I guess I'll sink into all three parts in a row tonight, I never did that... I like pt1 as it is but I wonder how it feels when listening to the whole thing in one run... (I love doing that with movies consisting of several parts)
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« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2008, 02:00:20 PM »

I love part 1, it's so good! Like others have said, it's very different from what I listen to.

I love all the songs, but my favorite one is The Dream. It makes me feel like I'm 5 years old again, singing songs with my siblings.
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« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2008, 12:03:32 PM »

I guess I'll sink into all three parts in a row tonight, I never did that... I like pt1 as it is but I wonder how it feels when listening to the whole thing in one run... (I love doing that with movies consisting of several parts)
sooooo....What was it like to listen to all three in a row?Huh?

I don't think I've ever done that,might be interesting.
I'd need some..
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« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2008, 08:09:38 PM »

Yeah, when I bought all of mine I think I know what my surprise was. So I'm safe, I just hope for your guys' sake, and for the sake of the world that your guys' surprise isn't the catalyst for the diasterous O3 reaction!

But don't feel guilty if you open up an envelope and kill all of humanity and every living organism on the planet. Nope, don't feel bad at all. 
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« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2008, 07:37:20 AM »

I guess I'll sink into all three parts in a row tonight, I never did that... I like pt1 as it is but I wonder how it feels when listening to the whole thing in one run... (I love doing that with movies consisting of several parts)
sooooo....What was it like to listen to all three in a row?Huh?

I don't think I've ever done that,might be interesting.
I'd need some..

That's how I heard it all the first time. All three in a row.
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