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PRAISE

 

The Book of Rounds  is a gorgeous musical journey.

—Paul Winter, 7-Time Grammy Winner,
Producer, Saxophonist and Founder of the
Living Music record label

 

The Book of Rounds has grandeur, exuberance and…a lush majesty.

—Christopher Arnott, Yale Alumni Magazine

 

In The Book of Rounds, we're treated to twenty-one delightful, sensitive pieces that blissfully break the mold in our contemporary a cappella scene, interweaving new and old to create a refreshing offering of ethereal music.

—Kimberly Sailor, The Recorded
A Cappella Review Board

 

Julie Flanders’ work has been speaking to my heart for many years, often offering me the perfect phrase that makes me feel seen and understood. She knows the language of music and the music of language equally well. Treat yourself to her artistry!

—Martha Beck, best-selling author (Finding Your Own North Star), life coach and Oprah Magazine columnist

 

The beautiful lyrics of Julie Flanders and the haunting, flowing music of Emil Adler have come together in the form of The Book of Rounds with songs that evoke the emotionally charged tracks of OP's Epic albums: fans of those albums will rejoice in the joy and energy of these rounds.

—Peter Bay, The Austin Symphony Orchestra

 

I am a choral singer, and have been my whole life. I have always longed for chants in English that express my spiritual understanding and longing. So, I've been waiting for your cd! It is beautiful in all ways--the rounds themselves, the lyrics, the instrumentation, and the voices. I know I will listen to it over and over.

—Elizabeth Lesser, The Omega Institute

 

I am in love with Julie Flanders poetry and lyrics – infinitely deep words that spring directly from the soul of the universe.

—August Gold, author of The Prayer Chest
and Multiply Your Blessings

 

The music is airy and transporting…shimmering with sometimes dark, sometimes inspirational, always thoughtful songs.

Boston Globe

 

Flanders’ songs are of lost connections, fading memories, hidden forces, a metaphysical love that seeks the spiritual…the lush melodies of keyboardist Emil Adler.

—Audio Magazine

 

An ambient, involving sound that’s tailor-made for the adult-alternative audience that has embraced the likes of Enya, Kate Bush, etc.

Daily Variety

 

[The] music has an enigmatic quality. It’s like an ‘emotional hologram,’ where the listener enters into the musical landscape.

Christian Science Monitor

 

The… New York group… straddles the line between art music and pop song.

The Advocate

 

A languid, poetic aura that’s dreamlike and mystical, bittersweet and beautiful.

Philadelphia Daily News

 

Groundbreaking. The seamless harmonies… are magical…a spinning combination.

The Gavin Report

 

Spell-weavers

—Miami Herald

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PRESS ARCHIVE

 

Yale Alumni Magazine,
March/April 2016 Issue, Vol LXXIX, No 4
Review.  "The Book of Rounds: 21 Songs of Grace.”

 

The Recorded A Cappella Review Board, 2/3/16
Feature. “The Book of Rounds: 21 Songs of Grace.”

 

Spirituality and Practice, Arts Review, 12/4/15
“A Spiritually transformative collection of 21 songs sung as rounds.”

 

Sounds True Many Voices Column, 10/14/15
“The Power of Musical Rounds”


Ideasmyth Ideablog, 10/10/15
“Discoveries: Julie Flanders, ‘The Book of Rounds’”

Musical Discoveries, 4/19/15
(Band Interview about the NEW Book of Rounds)

 

Litchfield County Times, 5/28/13
“Lush Sounds of October Project...

 

Musical Discoveries, 3/30/13
(“Book of Rounds” & Band Interview)

 

Musical Discoveries, 6/9/12
“More Uncovered”

 

Musical Discoveries, 2/26/12
(“Uncovered”)

 

Philadelphia City Paper, 7/21/05

 

geoffarnold.com, 10/10/04 “October Project at Capo’s

 

Musical Discoveries, 5/7/03 (“Different Eyes”)

 

Musical Discoveries, 4/5/03 (“Different Eyes”)

 

Musical Discoveries, 8/7/02 (“Three”)

 

Christian Science Monitor, 11/27/95 Kirsten Conover

 

Sarasota Herald Tribune, 11/5/93, Jefferson Flanders, Editorial, “Praises for My Sister, the Songwriter

 

Billboard, 10/7/95, page 25 Heatseeker Chart
“Falling Farther In” debuts at #10

 

Muse Magazine 1995 - CD Review

 

HMS Media, 9/12/95
“Just Passing Though” Press Release

 

Billboard 8/18/01, page 38 “Words & Music” column” by Jim Bessman mentions Marina Belica remake of “Return To Me,” Julie on harmony vocals, and the track’s appearance in the indie film “The Adulterer.”

 

All Available OP Billboard Charts

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

 

October Project gave an interview after their amazing performance at the Beachland Ballroom. Click below to hear the band in their own words.

 

Interview with the band

NPR Radio Interview

October Project with Ryan Heller, Conductor of Chorus Austin on Eklektikos, hosted by John Aielli - KUTX, Austin