Tag Archives: John Wetton

PHENOMENA – II: Dream Runner

January 27, 2019

Ariola 1987 / Cherry Red 2018 Sweet escapism into nightmare in search of tinseltown acceptance – with fallen heroes and unsung angels. Given its strong melodic focus, “Phenomena” – the of Tom Galley’s sci-fi project might have lacked commercial appeal … 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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JOHN WETTON – Akustika / Akustika II

February 17, 2018

Blueprint 1996 / Primary Purpose 2017 Sanguine and intimate self-portrait of pilgrim trying to forsake pride for the sake of personal progress. Appearing quietly in the wake of the boisterous “Chasing The Dragon” – a document of ‘s first tour … Continue reading

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John Wetton And Geoff Downes: From Archival Tapes To A New Music

September 22, 2017

Since ‘s passing the creative future of ASIA may remain in limbo, although there’s a number of songs he and wrote in preparation for the band’s next record that can be finished to see the light of day, but their … Continue reading

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