French keyboardist Cyrille 'Clearlight' Verdeaux's 1974 issued Clearlight Symphony is purportedly a venerated gem by many progressive rock enthusiasts. Here, the artist celebrates the 40th anniversary of the initial release with a new venture, featuring the original cast of GONG band-mates, Steve Hillage (guitar), Tim Blake (synth, Theremin) and Didier Malherbe (reeds). Verdeaux asked the trio to reunite for this new symphonic impressionist rock project. Prominent prog artists such as Paul Sears (drums) of The Muffins and other notables lend their faculties on an album that offers a transparent and rather symmetrical fusion of classical music and rock, outlined with ...read more
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