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Persona Grata at the Radio_HeadAwards #nomination #hardandheavy

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This croatian music portal treated us extremely well:)


“Persona Grata are pride and joy of newer national, and why not to say international progressive music scene. They formed in Bratislava, capitol of Slovakia, and with its debut offering – full-length with 6 tracks in, entitled “Reaching Places High Above”, successfully has paid attention of many genre’s authorities and reviewers. A band in fresh and modern way combine elements of so call older and newer prog tendencies, where clever and expandier arrangements includings, as same as complexive performing parts, dominates through complete album materials as well.”

Thank you timemachinemusic.org!

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Milk and sugars still advisable.

"I often find six track albums somewhat handy for a quick listen….only that out of these six, four are of lengths spanning between 7 and 14 minutes.

Saying that, these Bratislava boys are in the habit of peddling prog rock as it is meant to be played, deep and inventive. Having a singer who at times sounds dangerously like Eddie Vedder doesn’t disappoint on the latter. Running about amidst ambient acoustic balladry and sprightly seventies rock with feel and passion, Persona Grata have carved a deservedly respectable niche in their fifteen years.

Speed metal interludes on instrumental ‘Orient Express’ enjoy a nice lively duel against the pianos and pipes and with a variation of tempos and turns, seems not to outstay its welcome. Might just suffice to say if you enjoy Yes, Procul Harum and Porcupine Tree in a tangy fusion - as I suppose I might do also - your cup of tea awaits at your table.

Milk and sugars still advisable.”

7.5/10

By Dave Attrill

www.metalville.com

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Guys,
here is the short video from our gig in Banska Bystrica, recorded on Jan 31st. Extracts from the following songs: “Orient Express”, “Forevermore” and “In the Crowd”. *The sound is not the best as it was recorded only with the camera, but we hope you like it anyway 
Oh and Martin forgot his contact lenses, LOL!

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Great news! From now on you can listen to “Reaching Places High Above” on Radiofloyd in France. Thank you!

https://www.facebook.com/radiofloydNo1

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(…)debut album, Reaching Places High Above, is a wonderfully crafted and inventive selection of three vocal and three instrumental numbers that combine influences and styles from across the musical and cultural spectrums. All the musicians are great craftsmen, with the vocals of Martin Stavrovsky and backing singer (and flautist) Jana Vargova especially impressive.
This review is especially important to us cause it appeared on dprp.net - very well known prog portal: 

Thank you Andy 

http://www.dprp.net/reviews/201416.php#personagrata

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UK hardcopy magazine -PowerPlay - made our day by giving our album 9 stars review! Here is the screenshot, take a look:) http://powerplaymagazine.co.uk/

UK hardcopy magazine -PowerPlay - made our day by giving our album 9 stars review! Here is the screenshot, take a look:) http://powerplaymagazine.co.uk/

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Been there, done that ;)))

Official Progressive Nation at Sea recap video is here! Remember all the great times you had while listening to some of the best musicians that prog has to offer. 

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Thanks to all of you who made it to our gig in Chapeau Rouge/Prague yesterday. We had a great time and we hope to come back soon. Cannot wait actually. You were awesome!

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We laughed so hard on this one!

It’s in slovak but long story short: A very wise Lady brought her Husband to Persona Grata gig, he became our fan and dedicated one of his blog entries exclusively to describe the concert …and some other phenomenons. And he nailed it!!! :))))
Diky Jardo!You can read the blog here:
http://m.idnes.cz/blog/clanek.400944.idn

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Hey we are waiting for you. This time in Prague, see you there !
www.chapeaurouge.cz

Hey we are waiting for you. This time in Prague, see you there !

www.chapeaurouge.cz

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Tune in to RadioFM and listen to Persona Grata talking about ProgNation at Sea Experience!!! This Monday, 10pm, CET

www.radiofm.sk

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Progressive Nation at Sea 2014 - by Persona Grata (125 photos)
Photo report from the biggest prog event of the Millenium. All photos taken by Persona Grata members. Comments by Persona Grata. — in Miami, FL, United States.
Photo report from the biggest prog event of the Millenium. All photos taken by Persona Grata members. Comments by Persona Grata. — in Miami, FL, United States.

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Looks like we have friends in Serbia too


7.5/10 review of “Reaching Places…” Thanks to Nocturnemagazine and Zoran who took time to write the article.

Album available as usual on:
CDshop: http://on.fb.me/1aIM4hm
iTunes http://bit.ly/14UspLJ
CDBaby: www.cdbaby.com/cd/personagrata1

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