March 1, 2021

ARC OF LIFE (Yes-related) – Debut Album Out Now

ARC OF LIFE's self-titled debut album is out now.  Arc Of Life is a new progressive rock supergroup featuring three members of the current YES line-up, vocalist/guitarist Jon Davison, bassist/vocalist Billy Sherwood and additional drummer Jay Schellen. On keyboards, one of the most interesting talents in the “new” progressive rock scene in the US, Dave Kerzner (Sound of..

Kepler Ten – A New Kind of Sideways (White Star Records)

Nothing to do with celestial carryings-on, Kepler Ten are a British prog-rock trio comprising Alistair Bell, James Durand and Steve Hales. Originally formed in 2015 by Steve and James when doing Rush tributes, they released their debut album Delta V in 2017 to widespread critical acclaim. They then recruited guitarist Alistair (who got the gig..

JON ANDERSON – Song Of Seven (reissue) (Esoteric)

(The title track) remains the finest composition Anderson has recorded as a solo artist It's probably fair to say that Jon Anderson's solo work outside of Yes, like his collaborations with Vangelis, has generally been best described as the figurative 'Curate's Egg' - good in parts. Following his first solo release, 1976's Olias Of Sunhillow,..

Fragile – Golden Fragments

This album is clearly better than anything the real Yes have produced in this millennium. What is your emotional reaction to the phrase ‘they are a tribute band’?  Most would probably admit to an instinctive negative feeling. After all, where is the creativity in being a tribute band? Despite this stigma, the number and quality..

Vulkan – Technatura

Vulkan (the Swedish word for Volcano) is a heavy progressive rock band from Karlstad, Sweden. They started out in 2006, making a few recordings under a different name which they later changed to reflect the heavier sound they were creating. Heavy, epic and with a true sense of melody wrapped within a musical structure that..