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VARIOUS ARTISTS – Yesterday & Today: A 50th Anniversary Tribute to Yes

January 13, 2019

RecPlay 2018 Shaping their heart through their working hands, the Sonic Elements collective pay homage to prog godfathers. Presumably a product of “Cruise To The Edge” where most of its participants sailed to the YES realm, this tribute – masterminded … Continue reading

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Tributes To YES and Chris Squire Are Ready For Release

September 22, 2018

This year marks the 50th anniversary of YES but, sadly, the ensemble’s stalwart didn’t live to celebrate it, having passed away in 2015. Both the band and the man deserve paying homage to, and although the collective have seen a … 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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WETTON-DOWNES / ICON – Urban Psalm – Live

April 10, 2018

Epicon 2017 Some enchanted evening in a church of orient majesty and rock abandon binding new angles to Anglo pop music. “It was much more a vehicle for songwriting, whereas ASIA is much more a band”: that’s how once described … 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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