Tag Archives: Mark Murdock

THE NEW EMPIRE – Second Lifetime

December 7, 2020

Forward Motion 2020 Homage to a progressive rock father figure turns into a promising project to stitch time and carry on reigning. It was always unfinished business with EMPIRE – the ensemble formed by Peter Banks, when he had left … Continue reading

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THE NEW EMPIRE Strike Forward

August 26, 2020

If there ever was an ensemble in need of closure, it’s EMPIRE. Formed in 1973 by Peter Banks, when the guitarist had left behind both YES and FLASH, and Sidonie Jordan, who performed under nom de guerre Sydney Foxx, this … Continue reading

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July 26, 2020

Masheen Messiah 2019 Japanese art-rockers hit their stride and venture into brightly lit future. It took this ensemble exactly one album, their 2016 debut that established MASHEEN MESSIAH as a viable entity, to shake off the shades of obvious influences … Continue reading

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MASHEEN MESSIAH – For The Light Unseen

February 17, 2017

Masheen Messiah 2016 Looking through pop lens, Japanese proggers rise and shine. Inspired by YES as their name suggests but sonically modern, and featuring BRAND X associate Mark Murdock on drums, this band may harbor grand ideas yet, as epic … Continue reading

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CYMBALIC ENCOUNTERS – Exploration Of The Southern Constellation

July 20, 2015

Mark Murdock 2015 Stellar approximations from fusion-flaunting drummer and his intrepid crew of rock-solid savants. From the moment Mark Murdock pulled into a prog orbit, first with Peter Banks from YES and then with the BRAND X alumni, there was no … Continue reading

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