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by The Alpha Centauri

Atmospheric emotional landscapes, creative and unique production, synthesizer and sample integration, and overall a very colorful variety of artistic progressive rock songs- 3 guitars, strings, synth, samples, acoustic and electronic drums.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Handshakes and Smiles
4:04 $0.99
2. Worrier
4:11 $0.99
3. Nights
5:16 $0.99
4. Earthworm
1:17 $0.99
5. Candour
5:06 $0.99
6. Mouth
5:24 $0.99
7. Out There
6:04 $0.99
8. Quietude
5:49 $0.99
9. Scarlet
5:30 $0.99
10. Supernal
6:04 $0.99
11. Cryogenics
6:57 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Alpha Centauri formed in a small town in 1998. It exists now as a Minneapolis, MN band comprised of five mid-twenty year old guys; three long-time friends from the St. Cloud area, and two randomly discovered friends from Mpls. Each member is slightly out of their right mind and thus the collection of ideas meld into intensly emotional, abstract alternative songs. The songs range from very intimate to moderately hard and incorporate rich, innovative arrangements. TAC has been likened to The Flaming Lips, Cold Play, Radiohead, Muse, Jeff Buckley, etc..  Venues they play in the Twin Cities include: First Avenue's 7th Street Entry, Uptown Bar, 400 Bar, Dinkytowner, and the Turf Club.
Lance Conrad (vox, gtr) Evan Beaumont (synth, samples) John Knauss (gtr) Justin Blair (vox, bass) Luke Anderson (drums)

"The 11 tracks on Stoic are filled with painful heartache, yearning and social detachment. Accompanying the
melancholy lyrics on Stoic is an equally damp and delusional sound fueled by an endless barrage of
samples, synths and whimsical guitar effects."
Steve Sanoski
-Ripsaw, Duluth

"How does one describe a flavor of music when no description really does it justice? This enigma is one that puzzles all those who have sat in for one of the mercurial spectacles that is an Alpha Centauri concert. New ideas and new energies emerge each time the group gathers."
Rebecca Jackson
-The Chronicle, St. Cloud, MN

"Hailing from St. Cloud, members Lance, Luke, John, Justin and Evan compose some truly awe-inspiring music. Incorporating samples, hypnotic keyboards, swirling guitars, and insightful lyrics into their music makes seeing The Alpha Centauri live a remarkable experience. Their music has been compared to everything from Radiohead to Depeche Mode, to Joy Division."

"With music that is on the cutting edge both technologically and in style, The Alpha Centauri is one star that is sure to shine on."
Ben Hokkanen
-RiplFX Magazine

525 SE 8th AVE
Minneapolis, MN 55414



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Myna Gill

The best album since Radiohead's Ok Computer....
If Radiohead/Jeff Buckley/The Autumns/Muse had a baby together, it would sound something like The Alpha Centauri. Every song is tinged with underlying layers - effervescent moments of tragedy seduced by beauties lustrous eyes. If you've ever wondered what beauty actually sounds like, I mean "really" sounds like, look no further to hear a sound that will make your feet tap, your voice rejoice, and your stomach full. The alpha centauri are the perfect answer to every question of your musical dreams....and on top of that, you'll find that rhythm you never had at prom.

Jon Hodges

I'll save you comparisons because none come to mind immediately other than the vocals often remind me of those from Muse. Simply to say this album is pure beauty entirely through. It moves me. Truly *moves* me, touches me in places music doesn't oftentimes touch me, and the final notes of the CD, closing out the song "Cryogenics," God honest they make me want to cry sometimes.