Prog across generations is still great prog, sometimes all you need to add is the soothing calm of an ocean to make it happen. Just ask two of the genre’s pioneers. Jon Anderson and Roine Stolt met on a recent prog cruise and it led to their brand new album together as Anderson/Stolt, called “Invention of Knowledge”.
First off, It’s great to have Jon Anderson back and hitting those angelically high notes again, especially after his serious health scares a few years ago put his singing career in jeopardy.
On top of that, this collaboration has become a strong ‘Album of the Year’ contender for me.
For one, the length (over 60 minutes) plays right into one of the things I love about prog, loooooooong atmospheric songs. Plus, it hones in on the classic sound of the Yes albums of the 1970s that I fell in love with.
Hi, I'm Pete Rizzo, early morning elixir for your weekends.
I love music and I love talking about it. I grew up listening to bands like Rush (best band on the planet!), Van Halen (Diamond Dave all the way), AC/DC (Bon rules!) and Genesis (the Gabriel years). But my true love is progressive rock and heavy metal. The louder, crunchier, more bombastic and self-indulgent, the better!
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