Content by tag "Yes"

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bruford-Borstlap: Sheer Reckless Abandon

Read "Sheer Reckless Abandon" reviewed by John Kelman

One of the great joys of music can be that of distance: coming back to a piece of music, a musician/group or a discography, even, years later to rediscover it anew. While returning to music after a break of months, years...even decades...is not always a revelation, it's likely true that, if the music was appealing the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Trio Heinz Herbert: Yes

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On their second album on Intakt, after The Willisau Concert (2017), the young electronics-heavy Swiss threesome Trio Heinz Herbert move even further from their jazz roots. The prevalent effects mean that sound sources in most cases remain indeterminate, emphasizing that theirs is a collectively derived music, more about feel, coloration and texture than individual prowess and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

King Crimson: Live in Newcastle, December 8, 1972

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"Never say never," or so the old adage goes. When it comes to music, there are two more that should be added: “farewell tour" and, most certainly as it relates to King Crimson's Live in Newcastle, December 8, 1972, “the complete recordings." This, the 48th in the veteran group's King Crimson Collector's Club series of archival ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kenner: 8Ball City

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Although the promotional material indicates that keyboardist/producer/composer Eitan Kenner was experiencing personal turmoil during the creation of 8Ball City, the music is upbeat, almost giddy. Helium powered synths spin out surging melodies against compound rhythms and chord progressions climb ever heavenward. Call it “happy prog," complex, cheerful music that nods to Frank Zappa without getting clenched ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Cody Carpenter Releases Force Of Nature on Blue Canoe Records

Cody Carpenter Releases Force Of Nature on Blue Canoe Records

Cody Carpenter is at it again with his sophomore release Force Of Nature on Blue Canoe Records. This stunning instrumental prog-rock, fusion effort is the follow-up to the outstanding Interdependence (2018). This prolific songwriter and keyboardist has teamed up with some old friends and new to bring the listener into the prog glory days of Yes ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Procol Harum: Live in Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

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This is an archival release by one of the celebrated prog outfits that is still relatively active, Procol Harum, that is remastered and expanded with bonus tracks, featuring fully restored artwork and liner notes. This 1972 classic stands as a seminal rock meets classical music endeavor, recorded live in Canada.

Procol Harum founder, keyboardist/vocalist ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Steven Wilson: Home Invasion: In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall

Read "Home Invasion: In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

One component of progressive rock composer/vocalist/guitarist/ Steve Wilson's widespread appeal pertains to his rather boyish charm and heartfelt vocal delivery. A strong composer and supreme melody-maker, the artist seduces the audience with the notions of living and breathing the experiences and implications of a song's lyrics. And he helped pave the way for post progressive rock ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

Home Invasion: In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall (2CD/Blu Ray)

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Steven Wilson
Home Invasion: In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
Eagle Records
2018

In a career now early in its fourth decade, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Steven Wilson has bucked almost every trend in the new millennium music industry. After spending over twenty years as the driving force behind Porcupine Tree, he made ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Anais Drago - Un violino per Zappa (e oltre)

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Tra i tanti materiali musicali che ci passano quotidianamente tra le mani, ogni tanto ce n'è qualcuno che ci colpisce particolarmente, per un motivo o per l'altro. Questa volta è toccato al CD che rappresenta l'esordio discografico di Anais Drago, sia per l'eclettico curriculum della giovane violinista di Biella che per il fatto di essere un ...

The Vintage Years 1970 - 1991

Read "The Vintage Years 1970 - 1991" reviewed by John Kelman

There are bands that manage to carve out a place for themselves in the music world that lasts for decades; there are others who, while having created a name for themselves during their peak years and, while they continue to tour and, even, make the occasional studio album, are invariably best remembered for their seminal early ...