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3.98 | 45 ratings | 2 reviews | 29% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2018

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. ARGO - Tears Of Figurehead (1:55)
2. ARGO - Ship Argos (6:30)
3. ARGO - Landing (5:48)
4. ARGO - Golden Fleece (5:03)
5. ARGO - A Dragon That Never Sleeps (7:09)
6. ARGO - Islands In The Stream (3:53)
7. ARGO - Return (2:04)
8. Air Ship Of Jean Giraud (6:17)
9. Visible Light (8:01)
10. Old Ship On The Grass (5:00)
11. Did You Find A Star (9:06)

Total time 60:46

Line-up / Musicians

- Yuka Funakoshi / vocals, keyboards, piano
- Takashi Miyazawa / guitar
- Shun Taguchi / bass, backing vocals
- Ikko Tanaka / drums

- Hiroyuki Izuta / vocals (?)
- Sonja Kristina / vocals (1)

Releases information

Artwork: Hideji Oda

CD Omp Company ‎- YCUK-004 (2018, UK)

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YUKA & CHRONOSHIP Ship ratings distribution

(45 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
Good, but non-essential (29%)
Collectors/fans only (2%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

YUKA & CHRONOSHIP Ship reviews

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Review by Rivertree
4 stars My first encounter with Japanese artist Yuka Funakoshi, composer and keyboarder. She's heading this project since 2009, alongside with some professional session musicians on bass, drums and guitar. Here we are experiencing her fourth album in the meanwhile. Remarkable, this really hit me by surprise. You will explore tricky, predominantly instrumental and heavy weighed rock songs, which are showing a clear prog signature. State of the art when it comes to the production, but also equipped with a recognizable favour for the 1970's spirit of optimism. This especially concerning Yuka's cool organ and piano presence. And nice to hear Sonja Kristina initially participating with her unquestionably distinct voice.

Soon 'The Argo Suite' continues with the thrilling The Ship Argos though, which features a significant contrast due to a bunch of metal guitar riffs contributed by Takashi Miyazawa. That really works quite well, appealing! Atomic Rooster, Colosseum, ELP, this are somewhat evident references when listening to Yuka Funakoshi furthermore. And A Dragon That Never Sleeps sets the focus more on a fusion fundament. Finally the charming Did You Find A Star? even offers some male vocals by Hiroyuki Izuda. Skilled musicians at work here, recommended! Released via Cherry Red Records this is a really fantastic 60 minutes lasting outcome, which impresses me the more I'm listening.

Review by Warthur
4 stars Keyboard captain Yuka Funakoshi and her crew of prog sailors embark on another voyage on Ship, yet another concept album. This time, their various mostly-instrumental prog excursions revolve around various types of ship, as the title implies; the major attraction here is the multi-part epic Argo, named for the ship which carried Jason and the Argonauts on their quest for the Golden Fleece - and which was ultimately the death of him, after he'd been ruined by his own hubris.

Still, there's no sign of Yuka and her team succumbing to such faults here - far from resting on their laurels, they continue to produce fresh-sounding instrumental prog which bridge classic prog and modern compositional approaches and performance styles. Curved Air's Sonja Kristina steps in to do guest vocals as the voice of none other than the Argo's figurehead at the start of the album, a welcome sign that the Chronoship crew have won the respect of the prog trailblazers whose wake they sail in.

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