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Ted
Fri, 21 August 2009 09:19:32 -0500

Glad to hear you are working on additional CDs – I anxiously await their release. Please keep it up – Love your stuff. Thanks also for keeping us in the loop.

Rick Rosinski
Sun, 31 May 2009 13:12:42 -0500

Nice combination of the mellower aspects of Pink Floyd meets Porcupine Tree. Recommended and looking forward to the next release.

Gaby Tiger
Fri, 29 May 2009 11:58:32 -0500

Hi friends
HAPPY WHITSUN to you !
…I am happy since I got the whole CD…the music always leads me into other worlds !
all the best for you
Gaby Tiger

Chris Richards
Thu, 21 May 2009 18:09:53 -0500

It was very early one morning, and I was listening to Joel Craig’s Interstellar Overdrive podcast on my iPod as I made my long walk to the train station.

There was this song playing….I’d never heard it before, and it made me really take note and listen hard.

I was determined to discover who the band was as the music was really to my taste. It was the opening track from the debut DBS album.

It’s a very assured debut and ranks very highly among all of the new issues in 2007. Sepand very kindly sent me a ‘promotional’ copy of the CD and we got the band included on ProgArchives.com, hopefully to bring DBS to the attention of a wider audience. The reviews here, and virtually everywhere else have been most favourable. I guess the only thing that remains to be said is that I eagerly await the band’s next output, and would love to see them get the worldwide acclaim and recognition that they no doubt deserve. More so, I hope the guys continue to enjoy what they’re doing, and wish them all the best and please guys…come play the UK, so I can buy you a pint!

Dave
Tue, 12 May 2009 16:15:53 -0500
Love your music Guys….Keep up the Good Work

Jose Luis
Tue, 5 May 2009 07:44:59 -0500

Dear friends:
Thank you for the opportunity of sending you a few lines: you are for sure the contemporary genious of progressive rock all around the world. Just hear any piece of your debut masterwork and imagination will fly to undercovered worlds where souls enjoy.
It’s a honour to me be in your thoughts.
Best wishes from Spain.

Jai
Sun, 3 May 2009 00:37:53 -0500

To say i absolutely love this album is an understatement. I’m a fan of the album as a complete work of art, and DBS is a perfect example of that, a complete musical vision that is lush with great mood and melody. A perfect piece of music as a whole, I appreciate that there are people out there that take the time and effort to express themselves and make these creations to share with the world. I consider myself lucky to know of these great musicians and have the chance to experience their music.

look forward to everything to come. peace…Jai

Vahid
Wed, 29 April 2009 11:13:21 -0500
Listening to DBS is a reminder to us all to follow our passions and live out our dreams.
much love,
Vahid

Andrew
Tue, 28 April 2009 19:17:12 -0500

Days Between Stations is simply a supurb Album.

podakayne
Mon, 27 April 2009 23:14:33 -0500

i must admit the very first time i heard a composition i was hooked. i was listening to a weekly broadcast of Rogues Gallery which plays out of Seattle. the host is always on top of some of the newest groups and has a good ear. i was not dissappointed he played the entire cd. a very sophisticated first venture IMO. i love the flow and textures especially in the long piece Laudanum…and i love Requiem for the Living, How to Seduce a Ghost…the flow of each piece. AWEsoMe, just AweINspiring. can hardly wait for your next cd. happy you had to get a 2nd pressing. keep the music coming Sepand & Oscar…

Melanie Shiffman
Mon, 27 April 2009 20:10:22 -0500

Oscar and Sepand,

Loving it!!! Hope to see you guys soon somewhere in the middle maybe?

xoxo,

Melanie.

Zachary
Mon, 27 April 2009 16:53:34 -0500

The most appealing aspects of the Days Between Stations album are undoubtedly its versatility and eclectic nature. I mean eclectic in the best way; the disc isn’t a mish-mash of different influences and styles for the sake of sounding “interesting.” On the contrary, Sepand and Oscar have created a bit of progressive music that eloquently blends the classic prog of Marillion and Pink Floyd with modern elements of noise and post-rock. The most important thing is that these influences are all filtered through the uniquely individual minds of Sepand and Oscar.

doriano zurlo
Mon, 27 April 2009 16:25:19 -0500

I have just bought a new iPhone right now. I usually wear my headphones and, riding my white vespa piaggio 125 (do ya know the famous italian scooter uh?), I go to work. It is a good travel. I turn on the iPod inside the iPhone. I have lots of music I like inside, including mine!!! I put it in shuffle modality and I listen to the music it choose for me. It is a pleasant experience. Expecially when the music of RADIO SONG it starts… often after a Beatles song… I love so much RADIO SONG by Days Between Stations. Hey guys, Sepand and Oscar… it’s funny uh? A guy in Milan, Italy, have your music in its ears while he travel to work everyday!!! yup!

Francesco
Mon, 27 April 2009 16:06:00 -0500

it’s simply like a psychedelic dream with some seventy tone, some irreverent electronic and brass shots.
a unique mixture melt to sound so emotional…

Francesco Costa
Milan, Italy

Peter Oneill
Mon, 27 April 2009 12:56:58 -0500

Hi Sepand & Oscar

Days Between Stations is nothing short than a musical journey. The interplay between the instruments is just amazing, and produces a very emotional sound. Full of inspiration, and we hope to give you both Sepand and Oscar inspiration with this message. Please keep up the good work and give us more very soon.

Congratulations on your engagement Sepand.

Many Best Wishes
Peter & Anne
Ogmore Vale

Leigh Noble
Mon, 27 April 2009 11:38:33 -0500

What can I possibly say that hasn’t been said so eloquently before? Simply put, your music is Art. The ambiance of it greatly moves my innermost sanctuary.

Thank you for doing what you do. It has truly been an honor to experience your melodic art and know you.

Much Love and Light to you both.

– Leigh

Mathias
Mon, 27 April 2009 11:00:13 -0500

Hi Guys ,

cheers from Germany. Glad to see you opened up the birdcage for all of us. It is hard stay grounded after listening to your album: “my ears are wings, they take me to my dreams” (“Freakshow”, Psychotic Waltz). So i step back from daily routine, spread my ears and fly over the multicultural landscape of your music.

Congrats on your engagement, Sepand. Already got the puppy?

Mathias

Marie Cardona
Mon, 27 April 2009 02:25:17 -0500
Hello from sunny southern California.

In 2003 I had the pleasure of meeting Oscar Fuentes Bills for the first time, and quickly learned that he was not only immensely talented, but also very passionate on several levels. Years later would I come to know his creative partner, the wonderful Sepand Samzadeh, and would again be JUST as impressed. WHAT a duo. This partnership is no accident.

The music of Days Between Stations is nothing short of amazing. Over the past few years I have grown to know each song as its own work of art. “Radio Song” is the first track I came to love, pure hotness. Either/Or and Laudanum – just close your eyes and listen. “Requiem for the Living” – exotic, soul food. “How to Seduce a Ghost”…aptly named, although I think it can be shorted to just “How to Seduce” – period. The “intermissions” – musical portals to another not to be missed journey. I have the entire album on my ipod, on my computer, and on a disc in the collection in my living room.

I’ve heard some of the comparisons to other artists and I do understand. I hear the Floyd, I get the comparisons to Satriani and Tangerine Dream. But I also sense a Bowie-esque experimentation, or a spiritual element similar to that of Dead Can Dance, or the calm somberness of “Satie 1″ by Endorphin. But labels are so restictive. Don’t try to fit it somewhere. Don’t try too hard to categorize it. Just hear it.

I predict that generations from now people will say….”hey that new group sounds just like DBS – just not as good”.

Oscar and Sepand – don’t fight fate sweeties. Keep up the music, we all love it. MUCH love to you both.

Marie

Hilda
Mon, 27 April 2009 01:31:55 -0500

Awwwww! I just read the other comments and as corny as it sounds, it makes me so happy and sentimental to see that other people love and appreciate your music as much as I do!
I know the challenges and heartbreaks you guys went thru while recording your first album and you guys are so talented that I hope someone takes notice!!!!
Love you both!!!!
Hilda

Hilda
Mon, 27 April 2009 01:11:00 -0500

Just love your music!!! You guys are extremely talented and you will make it to the top!!!!
Love you!!!!

Gavin Swan
Mon, 27 April 2009 00:47:05 -0500
Days Between Stations isn’t just a CD with 7 tracks. It is a journey of the mine. From the start to the end you are just taken away by the musical brilliance. It is so powerful that listening to it while driving, you have no recollection of the road you have just travelled on in the last hour. You are so absorbed from the sound that is Days Between Stations that you could be mistaken of thinking you are having an outer body experience.

As a musican, Days Between Stations have set a benchmark that I will never reach in this lifetime.In saying that,DBS have become such a powerfull inspiration, it has helped me grow & explore music in a way I never imagined. I thankyou.

Sepand & Oscar

Take care

Stay true

Gav from TEMTRIS

brian
Sun, 26 April 2009 10:45:38 -0500

days between stations is a reminder of what music can be and where it can take us, with our ears and our imaginations. they have the ability to create wonderful musical landscapes, vibrant enough that music can be seen as well as heard. the entity of music, something that continues to be devalued in an era of digital music and pop music, has a champion with groups like them. their music is homegrown yet bigger than us all.

Matt Edwards
Sun, 26 April 2009 07:50:35 -0500

I have been playing in bands for 17 years, going to gigs for 20 years, buying music for 25 years, and listening to music for 32 years. I have seen some great musicians live, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Pat Travers, Scorpions, MSG, Porcupine Tree, Budgie, Golden Earring and a few more(list too long). There is one missing from my list…..DAYS BETWEEN STATIONS.

Never before has one album captivated me so entirely from the first frequency to the last note. Although bands will always be compared, I really believe this album has a real originality that I have not heard before. Every sound captured prevokes an emotion, both haunting and comforting at the same time. As musicians, we aim to put all our experiences into our music, so that people can share what we feel. This album feels like Sepand and Oscar are in your house sharing their experiences with you.

The album takes number one slot in my cd storage unit and sits above Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Tangerine Dream etc…and I can honestly say, I beleive it will still be at the top in 30 years time.

To the both of you, my ears thanks you for the opportunity to hear perfection in music as it is a rare gift to receive. You guys have given the world a little piece of pure magic.

Always your number one fan
Matt

René
Sun, 26 April 2009 06:15:13 -0500
Just a short addition on my story below: I’m from Holland.

René
Sun, 26 April 2009 06:13:13 -0500

The first time I got in touch with Days Between Stations was through a advertising of a German internet-shop. I found the cover so beautiful and original, that I was convinced the music would be the same. And I was right: the music has a kind of familiar atmosphere for lovers of English progressive music from the seventies, but the band plays it in a modern way. The best thing is that they take the time to develop their ideas, which means they create beautiful landscapes full of symphonic keyboard-sounds and heart-felt guitar-solo’s. Somewhere between Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree, but with a lot of more surprises to discover.

GABY TIGER
Sun, 26 April 2009 03:24:04 -0500

Hi Sepand and Oscar !
I found DAYS BETWEEN THE STATIONS in the internet and I was fascinated of this wonderful moving picture on the website. The music I heard lead me in a GREAT FEELING OF FASCINATION AND INSPIRATION… I heard it again and again …
You ‘re both very snsible and creative. I LOVE YOUR MUSIC and what it do with me !

I am from Düren near Cologne in Germany, I am a singer and songwriter and I was proud to read feedbacks from Sepand about my music and pictures … I love to stay in contact with you
best wishes
CIAO ( Culture InspirationAmity Online) GABY TIGER

John Bender
Sat, 25 April 2009 22:08:24 -0500

I love your first album, and i believe i was the first person to order it on amazon. I am 53 and live in Tasmania, Australia. I have been a lifetime fan of Yes , Pink Floyd , Genesis etc and lately Porcupine Tree and Pineapple Thief. The composition and playing on the album is fantastic and the female vocals are amazing on the 2nd track. Will the second album have more vocals? I think it would round out your sound more especially if there was some male lead vocals. Cant wait for your next album. Any idea when you will release it?
Cheers John

Lisa Edwards
Sat, 25 April 2009 17:20:54 -0500

You guys RULE!!!,

The atmosphere, the visions and the inspiration. I can listen to the album on repeat for several days at a time, I never tire of listening as each time I hear something new, something I may have missed before, or a new emotion that has been triggered off in me. You have an original sound of haunting keys and sky guitar, some of the pitches I hear throughout, sound like new frequencies, almost resembling whale and dolphin signals…

I have such respect for what you guys do, I never thought I would hear this genre of music again in this day and age, but you have brought floyd eras back dudes.

I will always be a fan, I will never know what is coming next….I know all our minds are on the same wave length, long may “Days Between Stations” live!!!!.

Talion Law
Sat, 25 April 2009 15:34:36 -0500

Hello Everyone,

I Love the Days Between Stations Album, because it gives me a lot of emotions. It is Musically, and technically a great work.

I appreciate especially the beginnings of each songs. A great SCI-FI influence, I love these sounds.

During each Compositions, I can feel and see a lot of pictures, and it is not the case for many groups I am listening.

For Artistic, but also for Human reasons (All the members of the band are really cool), this album is an important moment of Music.

DBS deserve all my respect and my attention, I wish to all of them the best things for their careers, and Thanks for all their Music !

– J. AKA Talion Law –

Christine
Sat, 25 April 2009 14:00:15 -0500

Hi Sepand and Oscar!

I got your album as soon as it was released after I heard it in the Rogues’ Gallery from the Dividingline. Since then I travel between stations on regular base and I still like the album. So, you can say that you have at least one fan in The Netherlands even!
In my humble opinion you guys should release a second album soon. If it would be the same quality as the first album I would be amongst the first to order it!

Nice to know you and to enjoy your music!

Cheers,
Christine

Doug Kostelnik
Tue, 21 April 2009 22:20:04 -0500

Dudes!
What can I say! You guys are awesome! Thanks for the great tunes and fantastic album. I appreciate the honor of being the first person on the guestbook. I did test-order the very first album online, so I may be the official online quality assurance test group.

Seriously though, it’s been really fun chatting with you guys the last 18(?) months now. One day we’ll have to hook-up in person. Everyone bring a guitar!

As with everyone else, I am waiting for the next, great release. Hopefully you can eek out an unreleased track sometime in the future before the next album (feel the pressure!?!)

Sepand: Congradulations on the Citizenship and Future Mrs. Sepand.
Oscar: Save the kittens!

Let me know if/how I can help!

Doug Thee Music Whore