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Focus: 11

Read "11" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

If the artwork looks familiar, yes, it's by Roger Dean who created album cover artwork for progressive rock icons, Yes, Gentle Giant, Uriah Heep and other notables. Dean continues his phantasmagoric images via his work for this pivotal 1970s and 80s Dutch prog unit, Focus for its 11th studio album, featuring founder Thijs van Leer (keys, ...


Live From Birmingham: Acid Mothers Temple, B.E.A.S.T. & Focus

Read "Live From Birmingham: Acid Mothers Temple, B.E.A.S.T. & Focus" reviewed by Martin Longley

Acid Mothers Temple The Flapper September 30, 2016 Acid Mothers Temple can be creatures of habit. In several cities, they often return to the same venue each time they tour. Also, their highly specific orientation towards extreme freak-out psychedelia has the effect of assuring an audience that certain exotic and ...


Lifesigns: Lifesigns

Read "Lifesigns" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

UK-based trio Lifesigns combines expressive soloing, stately overtones and heart-pumping opuses via impressive progressive-pop sensibilities and multi-tiered compositions, hardened by classic prog virtuosity. The band acquires compassionate support from icons, guitarist Steve Hackett (Genesis) and flautist Thijs Van Leer (Focus). Guitarists Jakko Jakszyk and Robin Boult (Fish) contribute, yet the listings do not identify the guest ...


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