Tag Archives: Asia

DBA – Live In England

January 8, 2020

Magical Thinker / Cherry Red 2019 Preserved for posterity in audio and on video, a humble concert debut of a pop-prog ensemble who defy vanity. Even though the stage didn’t seem off-limits to DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION, and Chris Braide never … Continue reading

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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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