Japanese-based progressive rock band Yuka & Chronoship recently released their brand new studio album titled "Ship." It features 11-tracks, beginning with the seven song suite based on the Greek mythology "ARGO." Fellow progressive artist Sonja Kristina (Curved Air) lends a hand with the vocals of the opening track "Tears Of The Figurehead," from that point on, its an all out, rock assault with some of the best musicians on the planet. Other songs in the suite, like "Landing" and "Golden Fleece" have a retro, progressive rock sound as Yuka & Chromoship find the perfect balance of keyboards and guitars to keep the journey interesting. The wonderful acoustics of the "Islands In The Stream" adds a sweet mystical sound to creative landscape that the band has built with their iconic sound. Yuka sings in her native language during "Visible Light" and the group invites another guest artist, Hiroyuki Isuta, to sing on the album's closing song, the 9-minute epic journey of "Did You Find A Star?" To find out more about Yuka & Chronoship and their latest release "Ship," please visit omp-company.com.
English rock and classical violinist Darryl Way is paying tribute once again to his favorite composer Vivaldi with his latest masterpiece "The Four Seasons." Way is one of the founding members of the progressive rock band Curved Air and his contribution of the song "Vivaldi" on the band's debut album showcased his talents on the violin. Now Darryl Way returns to the subject matter with his new solo album "Vivaldi's Four Seasons In Rock." The new 12-song release displays Way's love for classical music as he handles the subject matter with grace and charm. After the album kicks off with the well-known piece "Spring Allegro," Darryl Way leads us through all four seasons as the tone of his performances play an important roll into how the music is portrayed. After listening to this 40-minute musical homage, you too will become a fan of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons." To find out more about Darryl Way and his latest release "Vivaldi's Four Seasons In Rock," please visit darrylway.com.
Guitarist Fernando Perdomo recently released his debut album, "Out To Sea." Perdomo may be best known as the guitarist for the Dave Kerzner Band and this album draws upon Fernando's love of 70's art rock (Genesis, Yes). He begins his new album with the short, fast-pace of "The Architect" as Fernando pays tribute to the late, great Peter Banks. He pours his talents into the more progressive feel of "De Boerderij," then showcases his 70's art rock influences with "Roses Spread All Over The World." He finishes is new album with mystical feel of "The Dream" and the 16-minute epic "Dreaming In Stereo Suite," which sounds like it came straight from the Genesis songbook. Fernando Perdomo also adds an instrumental cover of King Crimson's "Starless" as a bonus. To find out more about Fernando Perdomo and his latest release "Out To Sea," please visit fernandoperdomo.com.
Musical artist/composer Mike Brown is preparing to release his ninth studio album "Another World" under the moniker, The Man From RavCon. On his latest instrumental solo album, Brown blends together his 70's mainstream rock influences with the progressive/melodic journeys he has come to love. His latest 9-song/45-minute work of art begins with the addictive rhythm of "Colossus" as you'd swear you were in a time machine, listening to music from 40 years ago. He returns with the modern day jazz fusion of "Satellite Flight," while the softer sound of "Max The Cat" features flutist Jeff Eacho. Brown switches tempos during the "Promise Land," before wrapping up his new album with the atmospheric soundscapes of "Another World" and the electronic beats of "Pole To Pole." To find out more about The Man From RavCon and his latest release "Another World," please visit manfromravcon.com.