Monument Alley is a symphonic folk/prog rock duo established in 2018.
The #currentlywriting photo blog on our Facebook page shows you what goes on in the music room.
May 2021: #currentlywriting and #currentlyrecording. Busy planning our first live duo performance. And more.
November 2020: The duo announced collaboration with a crowd of contributors to a triple album of symphonic folk rock/prog: 22 musicians from 7 countries, and more… More new articles here.
June 2020: An interview (Prognytt, N). This website.
July 2018: A Facebook page. A news article (Prognytt, N).
May 2018: An improvisation defined our project and sound.
April 2018: Keys paged flute, and we established a duo.
October 2017: Keys and flute shared the same stage at a progressive rock event in Oslo, Norway.
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Erlend Engebretsen (1973)
Erlend Engebretsen (1973) is the main composer and keyboardist in Monument Alley. He lays the musical foundation for Monument Alley.
Active as a songwriter since the age of 12. Known as keyboardist and songwriter in the Norwegian progressive rock band Fatal Fusion.
Main music inspirations: Beatles, Deep Purple, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Frédéric Chopin, Genesis, Haydn, Hans Zimmer, IQ, John Lord, Keith Emerson, Led Zeppelin, Marillion, Rick Wakeman, Rush, Tony Banks, Vangelis…
Current gear: Roland FA08, Roland Alpha Juno 2, ARP Solina String Ensemble, Hammond 1938 Model A, Leslie 122, Korg Krome EX, Korg CX3, Korg M3, Nord Wave, Mellotron M400D, Lexicon effects, pedals and effects, Presonus Studio One 4 Pro.
Erlend runs a carpentry firm. He is a biker and loves the road.
Dissonant Minds (2020 – CD, LP, digital)
Total Absence (2016 – CD, digital)
The Ancient Tale (2013 – CD, LP, digital)
Land of the Sun (2010 – CD, LP, digital)
Astraea Antal (1974)
Astraea Antal (1974) plays flutes and other woodwinds in Monument Alley. She also handles visuals, texts and social media for the duo.
Classical flute schooling in her teens. Known for flutes in the Norwegian progressive rock collective Gentle Knife.
Main music inspirations: Biosphere, Camel, ELP, Genesis, Gong, Hans Zimmer, Herbaliser, Ian Anderson, IQ, Jean Michel Jarre, Johann Sebastian Bach, Klaus Badelt, Keith Jarrett, LTJ Bukeem, Nils Petter Molvær, Pet Shop Boys, PFM, Rick Wakeman, Shostakovich…
Current gear: Yamaha, Jupiter, Buffet-Crampon and Stagg woodwinds, Yamaha keyboard, Line 6 Helix HX Effects Line6 wireless, Presonus Studio One 4 Pro.
Astraea works in an office. She loves the seaside.
Clock Unwound (2017 – CD, digital)
Gentle Knife (2015 – CD, digital)
Guest musician for Ronald Marquiss, Lines and Circles (Expected release: 2021)
Guest musician for Fatal Fusion, Dissonant Minds (2020)
‘Two flutes‘, duet by Clive Nolan for Morten Clason (The Windmill) and Astraea Antal (2017).