Tag Archives: Asia

WETTON-DOWNES / ICON – Zero

April 28, 2018

Stallion 2001 / Epicon 2017 No rest for the wicked: power pop drivers recover the path to their backroads and untrodden tracks to reveal the tunes that never stopped flowing. ASIA may have run the band’s course by 1986, but … Continue reading

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DBA (DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION) – Skyscraper Souls

December 28, 2017

Magical Thinker 2017 Higher and higher, prog-pop purveyors turn routine into a journey of a lifetime. “Can we escape our own mind games?”: this question from the title track of and Chris Braide’s third joint venture is a key to … Continue reading

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ASIA – Phoenix – Special Edition

June 10, 2016

Frontiers 2008 / Asia Music 2016 Rising again: four horsemen of “A” reunite to resume their ascent and ascendance. It took this quartet a quarter of a century to pick up where they left off on record, yet the ensemble … Continue reading

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DBA (DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION) – Suburban Ghosts

February 1, 2016

X2X 2015 Socially conscious pop duo reveal their progressive colors on an album number two – in a retro kind of way. It’s all about memories. They start to flow with the “I came across a photograph” line that anxiously … Continue reading

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JOHN WETTON – Live Via Satellite

January 8, 2016

Primary Purpose 2015 Globally unplugged, prog veteran distills his back catalogue to essentials to find the pieces’ core emotionality. Acoustic shows have been part of ‘s concert presentation for two decades now, and the intimacy of such performances translates well … Continue reading

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