Stardust Airs on Spanish Radio Show La Hoguera (Bonfire)

Translation by Google:

Like every week, we review the most interesting of today’s melodic rock, going into areas ranging from AOR to progressive metal, and all spiced with a lot of rock and roll (and some blues).

The track listing is as follows:

Como cada semana, repasamos lo más interesante de la actualidad del Rock melódico, adentrándonos en terrenos que van del AOR, al metal progresivo, y todo aderezado con mucho rock and roll (y algo de blues).

El listado de temas es el siguiente:

JOLLY JOKER. Damage. L.P. Sex, booze and tattoes
ARC ANGEL. Amnesia. L.P. Harlequins of light
ALHANDAL. El velo rasgado. L.P. Rotta
AVALANCH. Madre tierra. L.P. Los poetas han muerto
SANGRE AZUL. El silencio de la noche. L.P. El silencio de la noche
FERGIE FREDERIKSSEN. Candles in the dark. L.P. Any given moment
DEEP PURPLE. Aprés vous. L.P. So what?
RON & BLUES. Pray and joy (directo en Rey louie)
HARDREAMS. The land inside our souls. L.P. Unbroken promises
LA MANO TONTA DE CERVANTES. Como un fantasma. L.P. Homónimo
SAMMY HAGAR. Personal Jesus. L.P. Sammy H. & friends
LITTLE RIVER BAND. Forever you forever me. L.P. Cuts like a diamond
SEMANTIC SATURATION. Stardust. L.P. Solipsistic  @ 75:36
FIND ME. Dancing to a broken heartbeat. L.P. Wings of love

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Press Release – Jam Tracks From Solipsistic Now Available


This is Your Chance to Jam with Your Favorite Musicians from ‘Solipsistic’.

Montreal, Canada (September 6, 2013) – Progressive Metal project Semantic Saturation to release isolated instrument tracks (Jam Tracks) for the entire album “Solipsistic” through their website at
Musicians will have access to download WAV files of both isolated instrument Stems and Backing Tracks from the original record, for all nine songs from the debut album. Additionally, guitar players may download Guitar Tabs and Guitar Pro 6 files; which are carefully transcribed by guitarist Shant Hagopian himself.

Jam Tracks of two songs “Stardust” and “Lost and Found: Insanity” are currently available through the webpage above, and more songs will become available in the very near future as soon as they are transcribed.

Musicians will have access to Stems and Backing Tracks of *all* instruments in one song by using a single KeyCode. Key Codes are obtainable through
Once a Key Code is used it cannot be reused to unlock Backing Tracks of other songs. To download the Backing Tracks of additional songs you will need more Key Codes.

“Solipsistic” was released back in January 21, 2013; featuring special guest Keyboard virtuoso Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater), drummer Virgil Donati, Bassist Ric Fierabracci, special guest Andy Kuntz (Vanden Plas) vocals, and guitarist (founder) Shant Hagopian. The release was followed by a plethora of positive feedback and high rated reviews from acclaimed Web ‘Zines and Magazines like “Prog Magazine” and “Prog Archives”.

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The Scene Magazine Features Semantic Saturation

We’re featured on the homepage of the Canadian music and entertainment website “The Scene Magazine

The article features the track Stardust from the debut album Solipsistic, with a short review and a rating of 4/5 -Too Hot to Trot

The new single Stardust from Montreal based Semantic Saturation is a fabulously produced track that evokes strong imagery in the listener.

Fantastic musical sensibility provided by a stellar line up including Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater) help to make this track a stand alone masterpiece.

The band released their debut Solipsistic in January of this year to rave reviews:

” If you are an instrumental Prog Metal lover, this is the first masterpiece of 2013 and a real must! ” – Power Prog

” The music will come to you and slap you hard in the face,
a sweet punishment, painfully delicious. Music that goes beyond magic and reality, a prog-fairy-tale.
Passion, wisdom, crazy theory… Solipsism. ” – Lady Obscure

” I can verify right now that ‘Solipsistic’ is the epitome of progressive rock/metal. The album is boundless, and will forever stand the test time. Absolutely brilliant and well worth the wait. Do not let this one slip by. ” – Metal Buzz

The sheer brilliance created by this unique line up make Solipsistic an album that should be on your radar.

Shant Hagopian (guitars)
Virgil Donati (drums)
Ric Fierabracci (bass)
special guests:
Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater – keyboards)
Andy Kuntz (Vanden Plas – vocals)


Stardust, Make Believe and What if We All Stop Aired on Art.Rockowy Swiat

Three tracks from the album Solipsistic were aired on the July 31, 2013 (#163) edition of the Polish prog rock show Ark.Rockowy Swiat.

Unfortunately I don’t speak Polish, any Polish fans here who can provide a translated transcript ? Simply post in the comments please.

Stardust can be heard at 00:54:27
Make Believe at 01:39:00
What If We All Stop at 1:45:05

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The Playlist:

1??Genesis??Horizons??, “Foxtrot” (1972), 1:41.
2??Unified Past,??I’m Not Answering??, “Observations” (2011), 5:46.
3??Anta,??Helepolis??, “Centurionaut” (2013), 10:33.
4??Anta,??Dolmen??, “Centurionaut” (2012), 5:13.
5??Unified Past,??Insulated??, “Observations” (2013), 4:42.
6??Unified Past,??Faithless??, “Observations” (2011), 8:30.
7??Spyros Charmanis,??Open Wound??, “Wound” (2012), 6:38.
8??Spyros Charmanis,??Subconscious??, “Wound” (2012), 4:36.
9??Semantic Saturation,??Stardust??, “Solipsistic” (2013), 6:49.??
10th??Saris,??The Curse??, “Curse of Time” (2009), 6:57.
11th??Saris,??Miracles??, “Curse of Time” (2009), 17:12.
12th??Spyros Charmanis,??Exit Wound??, “Wound” (2012), 10:09.
13th??Semantic Saturation,??Make Believe??, “Solipsistic” (2013), 5:06.??
14th??Semantic Saturation,??What If We All Stop??, “Solipsistic” (2013), 8:44.??
15th??Urge State,??Hallelujah??(Leonard Cohen cover), “Miscellaneous & Scraps” (2013), 6:51.