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It’s been twenty years since echolyn was the band poised to leap from the insular world of progressive rock into the mainstream. Suffocating the Bloom was a landmark recording in the history of the genre in the early part of the 1990’s. Acclaimed for its’ influences and execution, echolyn fought its’ way out of Philadelphia with powerful live performance and relentless musicianship. After two and a half albums recorded, produced and marketed completely on their own, the band, with the efforts of friend and attorney Glenn A. Goldstein, was signed to Epic/550 Music/SONY to record and release As the World. Drawing on their devoted and responsive following, echolyn became the first band to have a web page created by SONY New Media to explore the uncharted World Wide Web. A very special and exciting time for me, as we tried to break thru to the masses with a sound that always had a special audience. Members have subsequently gone on to form other bands including Finneas Gauge and appear as back-up players with Mercury recording artists, Grey Eye Glances. The band continues to write and record, and appear live on occasions.