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My Prog Hero: Fallujah's Alex Hoffman on Devin Townsend

When Devin Townsend tweeted his appreciation for Fallujah, he had no idea he was their singer Alex Hoffman’s prog hero.

“I got introduced to Devin Townsend’s music through our old guitar player Rob Maramonte, who’s now in The Zenith Passage. When he played me Supercrush! and Hyperdrive! from Addicted, I was blown away. I love the pure sound of the Dutch singer Anneke van Giersbergen – her voice is just perfect on those tracks. Out of all the different bands in the prog scene, Devin Townsend seems to be universally and objectively amazing.

I’ve always been drawn to music that’s underground and complex and for some reason, dance music is one of the genres that does it for me. I’m actually a big electronic music guy. I’m really into a lot of the more underground stuff, but one of my pathways was through ambient music. I got started with Brian Eno, Nils Frahm (Kiasmos), and Ólafur Arnalds.

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