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Joel Hoekstra

REVIEWS

THE MOON IS FALLING

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"Fantastically inventive, very tasteful...an astonishingly fresh sounding album....interesting from the first to the last note. I just haven't heard anything like this until now."
--Vitaly Menshikov, Uzbekistan progressive rock pages

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"The Moon is Falling" shows you why he is highly sought after...I call it pure genius when these three guys get together...This disc is just phenomenal."
-- Wayne Klinger, Quintessence Metal Webzine

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"Once again we see that not all "guitar albums" are the same. Joel Hoekstra has made an album that features the guitar as its principal voice, but shows that variation and imagination hold a far greater key to good music."
--Bob Mulvey, Dutch Progressive Rock Page

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"a freewheeling rock-jazz-funk-classical ride that features the fiery axe slinger in power trio form with bassist Ric Fierabracci and the unstoppable Virgil Donati."
--Drum Magazine

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"Joel Hoekstra is one of those artists that provides absolute proof that the music industry has it's head up it's collective ass.....The Moon is Falling impressed me from the first riff to the last....a progressive instrumental rock showcase that shows an artist pushing boundaries, breaking rules."
--Christopher J. Kelter, roughedge.com

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"Originality is almost impossible to achieve in the context of a 21st century instrumental rock guitar CD. Joel Hoekstra has accomplished it with his latest CD, The Moon Is Falling."
--Steve Blucher, Dimarzio

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"The range of styles that Hoekstra seamlessly integrates throughout the compositions is staggering."
--Chris Ruel, EER-music

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"The Moon Is Falling emanates from a single, focused voice that blasts listeners with its complexity, integrity and honesty."
--Jedd Beaudoin, Sea of Tranquility

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"I give this CD a big thumbs up to guitar fans of all stripes....Hot shit. — Check it out."
--Jerry Kranitz, aural-innovations

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"Everything about the cd's we loved, if there is any logix to these its abstract. If you don't have either of these recordings, get both and if you have the first, buy the second. They are sure to please."
--John Angello, Abstract Logix

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"Every aspect of musical appreciation is redefined on The Moon Is Falling. This cd comes with my highest recommendation for fans of hard, complex, progressive, instrumental music."
--MJ Brady, ProGGnosis

 

"There can be no doubt about Joel's guitar skills. They are wide reaching and quite breathtaking. His class shines like a beacon, a truly great musician."
--George, european progressive rock reviews

 

"Out of the slew of up and coming guitarists Joel Hoekstra represents the elite few that show promise capturing great tone, technical prowness, interesting songwriting, and most importantly, originality. He is definitely one to watch out for on the scene."
-- Steve Bauer The Academy of Shred

 

"'The Moon is Falling' shows a glimpse of Donati's scary talents and Hoekstra's fantastic songwriting. Fans should pick this one up for Donati's flawless drumming and Hoekstra's stellar guitar work."
--Brad Schlueter, Drum Magazine

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"Donati's powerhouse drumming is a fine support and foil for Hoekstra's fluid virtuoso approach.— Recommended."
--Dave Dorkin, fusemag.com

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"The Moon Is Falling is a superbly recorded CD of imaginative, kinetic and often daring guitar-driven sounds."
--20th Century Guitar Magazine

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"...album is rather special in the way blues riffs melt into humorous citations..."
--Kristian Selm, Progressive Newsletter

"It is probably the most innovative album I have ever heard. I listen to that album now in amazement. It is quite obvious that Joel has really stepped it up a notch."
--Corey Kamerman, Arizona Music Trader

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"...these three guys can flat-out shred. Hoekstra, Donati and Fierabracci are great players who fit well together."
--Mike Grimes, EXPOSE

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"...a sound which is unique and quite indefinable. And that's a good thing."
- A-J Charron, ajmusicmedia.com

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