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March 1, 2001

Yet Another New CD Available. Live at the Gathering, which contains selections from the Sept. 23, 2000 concert at the Gathering in Philadelphia, is now available through mp3.com.

February 12, 2001

Another New CD Available. Book of Formation, another new CD, is now available through mp3.com.

February 5, 2001

New CD Available. Driving Backward, the latest CD, is now available through mp3.com.

September 27, 2000

Gathering Pictures. Click on this link to view pictures from last weekend's concert.

September 25, 2000

Gathering Report. Go to the Journal for an account of last Saturday's concert.

August 18, 2000

More Concert Details. Click on this link to access more information concerning the upcoming Gathering concert on Sept. 23, 2000, in Philadelphia.

July 26, 2000

Concert. Synthetic Block will be appearing with Dweller At The Threshold at The Gathering on September 23, 2000, in Philadelphia.

July 25, 2000

Bio. I've added a Biography covering Synthetic Block's endeavors.

May 2000

More Best of 1999. Two writers for the print version of Wind and Wire think "The Opposite Of Staring Into Space" was one of the best electronic releases of 1999. Click here to read the reviews. Thanks to David Hassell and Phil Derby for their kind words and support.

March 28, 2000

Easier URL. The Synthetic Block web site can now be accessed with an easier URL (http://synthblock.tripod.com).

January 24, 2000

Reviews. Some reviews of the new CD have come in. Click here to read the reviews.

January 3, 2000

Happy New Year. The new CD is currently a favorite pick of Backroads, and is listed as one of the 50 most significant releases of 1999 at Star's End.

December 30, 1999

CDs Available From Hypnos. Both Synthetic Block CDs are available from Hypnos. Besides being one of the premier ambient labels, Hypnos also operates an online store.

December 13, 1999

Synthetic Block on Echoes. Arc, from the new CD, will be played on Echoes on Tuesday, Dec. 14 (program 51B). Hopefully, this segment will make it onto Sunday's syndicated show.

November 18, 1999

New CD Featured On Star's End. The new CD will be featured this weekend on Star's End. Click on this link for more information about the broadcast. Once again, a big thank you to Chuck for his continued support.

November 16, 1999

Retailers. The new CD is now available from Backroads, Synth Music Direct, and Groove Unlimited.

November 16, 1999

Radio Play. Last week, Star's End played Shoal and Emusic played Trylon from the new disc. Continued thanks to Chuck and Bill for their support!

November 3, 1999

The New Disc. The new CD is back from the manufacturer and I hope to list places you can purchase the disc soon. If you just can't wait, well thanks!!, and e-mail me and I'll sell one to you directly.

October 19, 1999

New CD Cover. Go to The Opposite Of Staring Into Space page to see the cover for the new CD.

October 5, 1999

Canterbury Tribute Released. To Canterbury And Beyond: A Tribute To The Canterbury Scene, has been released by Mellow Records. Still don't have the final track listing, but you can get an idea what's on it by visiting the discography page.

September 13, 1999

Canterbury Tribute Cover. Added the cover for Mellow Record's upcoming Canterbury tribute on the discography page.

July 21, 1999

New Tracks on Star's End. Chuck van Zyl has played "Shoal," "Half Awake," and "A Science of Forget" from the forthcoming The Opposite Of Staring Into Space CD on Stars End broadcasts over the last month. A big thanks to Chuck for his continued support.

July 6, 1999

Poetry Page Updated. There's been a major update to the Poetry page, with a bunch of poems added.

June 9, 1999

MP3.com. Visit Synthetic Block's page at MP3.com. Right now there are full MP3 files of "Arc" and "Careful With That Fax Machine" off the forthcoming disc.

June 7, 1999

New Track On Radio. Bill Fox's EMusic show on WDIY (93.9 FM) played "Careful With That Fax Machine" from the forthcoming The Opposite Of Staring Into Space CD. Thanks Bill!

June 6, 1999

Crimson Cover Track. Elephant Tape has posted my version of King Crimson's "Sailor's Tale" that was part of a failed tribute project. You can hear the track by visiting the King Crimson Tribute page at Elephant Tape.

May 14, 1999

New Tracks Available. I've posted excerpts from some of the tracks that will be on the forthcoming Synthetic Block CD. The tracks are in MP3 format and are downloadable by clicking here.

April 29, 1999

Second CD. The second CD, "The Opposite of Staring Into Space" is complete. Right now I'm researching sympathetic labels and considering some options. For more info. on plans for the next disc, visit the journal.

January 25, 1999

KLEM Review. Visit the reviews page for a new review written by Bert Strolenberg from KLEM.

January 8, 1999

Canterbury Tribute Participants. Go to the Canterbury Tribute page for a list of the confirmed participants to this forthcoming Mellow Records release, titled "In the Land of the Monster Band: A Tribute to the Canterbury Scene." Check back for more information, such as the release date.

January 6, 1999

Stars End. Stars End has named Synthetic Block as one of the significant releases of 1998. Thanks to Chuck Van Zyl for his continued support.

December 29, 1998

Journal. I've decided to add a journal to the site to relate more personable and mundane activites that don't fit into the News page.

December 2, 1998

New Address for E-Tape. E-Tape has a new address. A portion of "The Empire of Lights" is being featured, besides Elephant Tape's usual selection of King Crimson-related artists.

December 1, 1998

The ELP Tribute Is Out. Go to the ELP Tribute page for a complete track listing from this 3-CD set, which is on Mellow Records.

November 18, 1998

GoldTri Vol. 2 Compilation Is Out. The new GoldTri: Volume 2 sampler has been released. The two-disc collection contains some great artists. For a complete track listing, visit the discography page.

October 31, 1998

Canterbury Tribute. Mellow Records is planning a tribute collection to the bands from Canterbury (Soft Machine, Caravan, etc.). Synthetic Block is contributing a version of Soft Machine's "Soft Weed Factor." More information on this collection will be posted when it's available.

September 24, 1998

Compilation Mania. Synthetic Block has a number of compilation appearances that should be available in the next few months. "Shoal Part 1," will be featured on the GoldTri: Volume 2 sampler, a two-disc collection that contains some great artists. Block has also contributed a version of Emerson, Lake & Palmer's "The Barbarian," to Mellow Records ELP Tribute, Fanfare for the Pirates. There will also be a Synthetic Block track on SFWD Production's Experimental Audio v.2 collection. More information on these appearances will be available soon.

August 27, 1998

More Reviews. Visit the reviews page for reactions to the disc.

July 13, 1998

U.K. and European Retailers. Synthetic Block is now available in the U.K. through Compact Disc Services and Synth Music Direct, and in Europe through Groove Unlimited.

May 28, 1998

Airplay. Visit the radio play page for a list of stations playing the Synthetic Block CD.

May 21, 1998

More Retailers. Eurock and Wayside Music are now carrying the CD. Please support these independent suppliers of electronic and progressive music.

May 5, 1998

CD Released. Today is the official release date of the debut Synthetic Block CD. For more information, visit the Synthetic Block CD page. If you can't find the disc at your local retailer, you can order it online from such places as CDNow and Amazon.com. You can find a list of some of the retailers stocking the CD on the Purchasing the CD page.

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