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"Gainesville Sun Live Show Coverage"

The band to see here is Ars Phoenix, a duo that keeps their hands full, using an array of keyboards, synths, guitars, samples and vocals to create a familiar post-punk feel with moments of grinding industrial cacophony. Fans of Joy Division, The Talking Heads, Kraftwerk or Sisters of Mercy will certainly enjoy this band. . . . Their music is danceable, contemplative and haunting all at the same time. - Gainesville Sun


"Side-line.com Review of Engines of Progress"

Hailing from Florida (USA) Ars Phoenix bring us a quite well-crafted production where pop influences have been merged with a psychedelic flavor. - Side-Line.com


"DeathRock Star Review"

Deep dark full of synths [and] distortion. - DeathRockStar.com


"Mick Mercer, Introduction to Interview w/ Jon Glover of Ars Phoenix"

"ENGINES OF PROGRESS is a quite remarkable album, mixing the spruce side of inquisitive electronic music, with frequently ingenious lyrics (an odd enough experience), yet also capable of throwing up some songs worthy of the fieriest postpunk or indie rocklings."
- The Mick #43


"Punk Planet Review of Teen Movie Soundtrack"

“emotional gravity of Simon and Garfunkle. . . .” - Punk Planet 57


"Leonard's Lair Review of Engines of Progress"

"Glover is, above all, a good songwriter and able to combine different genres very skilfully. . . . 'The Dry, Cracked, Yearning Earth’ uses grinding, gothic guitars to get its apocalyptic message across. ‘Through Nets Of Granite’ is a doomy song made attractive thanks to its haunting keyboard melody whereas the post-punk bass propelling ‘Sovereign’ and serene synth tune for ‘Twigs’ add to the list of compelling moments. In addition, a couple of instrumental passages reveal an unexpected lightness of touch; ‘Modules’ and ‘Tone Poem (Minus Text)’ rank well above the level of incidental music and cross over into IDM territory." - Jonathan Leonard


"Mick Mercer Review of Engines of Progress"

"We have the usual mixture of Electronic, Industrial and Ambient ingredients here that are used by thousands of sonic chefs nowadays. The difference here, which puts Glover in the top 1%, is having vocals which create an impact, aided by stunningly visual lyrics. There is much disturbance involved, with the music a threshing machine admirably restrained, melodic but bristling, moving from playfully ominous to potentially lethal. . . . a name that should put your eyes and ears on full alert."
- The Mick #42


Discography

Teen Movie Soundtrack LP CD 2002
For Documentation Only Compilation 1 CD 2003
Sunshine Creeps Slowly Compilation CD 2003
For Documentation Only Compilation 2 CD 2006
Engines of Progress LP CD 2007
WMNF 88.5's Dark Horizons Dance of the Dead Compilation 2008

Ars Phoenix songs have been played on Canal Extremadura FM station in Spain, 100.5 The Buzz in Gainesville, and WVUM 90.5 FM in Miami, WFCF 88.5 FM in St. Augustine, and Synth Radio in the Russian Federation.

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"The band to see here is Ars Phoenix, a duo that keeps their hands full, using an array of keyboards, synths, guitars, samples and vocals to create a familiar post-punk feel with moments of grinding industrial cacophony. Fans of Joy Division, The Talking Heads, Kraftwerk or Sisters of Mercy will certainly enjoy this band. . . . Their music is danceable, contemplative and haunting all at the same time."
–Gainesville Sun

Ars Phoenix is a guitar- and synth-driven post punk band fronted by Florida musician Jon Glover. With a revolving lineup of collaborators that has often included members of Fake Problems, Unlucky Atlas, The Antiques/Teething Veils, and Noah’s Apathy, Ars Phoenix has released two full lengths on the independent label For Documentation Only (Even in Blackouts, Fake Problems, Daleth, Rowdy Towdy, Steady State).

Ars Phoenix has shared the stage with a variety of notable acts, including Averkiou (Clairecords), Antiques (Safranin Sound), Bloodlet (Victory), Fake Problems (Sabot Productions), London After Midnight (Metropolis), Mad Happy (Mutiny Zoo), MOTHER/FATHER (ex-Scatter the Ashes), phoenix/Nebulin (Rammhaus), Salem (Fiddler), The Subliminator (Stickfigure), The Sufimonkey Trio (Richard Lloyd of Television), and many more.