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About six months ago, I heard YESTERDAYS for the first time, and was really impressed with the exquisite combination of 70's Symphonic influences with Hungarian folk elements, so after I asked the team, the addition was approved immediately.

Due to the problems with the language and lack of information, I asked the band to provide a biography for PA and have received it today, so with no further introduction, here it is:


: : : Iván Melgar Morey, PERU : : :

General Information

YESTERDAYS is a contemporary progressive rock band composed of seven musicians and belonging to the Hungarian minority of Western Romania. This Transylvanian band plays a complex blend of several styles: a basically classic symphonic Prog is redefined here with some jazzy, folk and atmospheric touches - all of these played with a youthful energy, inner light and sunny mood. Lyrics are in both English and Hungarian, and along with the fine instrumental passages they simply find the pathway to any old-school Prog-fan with an open heart and mind.

History

First conceived in 1997, Yesterdays is a lifelong product of the youthful talent of Bogáti-Bokor Ákos. This gifted, multi-instrumentalist, composer and studio wizard is the main driving force behind Yesterdays' starship. Stepping through the many constellations of the band, and working with several musicians, Bogáti-Bokor Ákos has developed his art to the highest standards, combining the classic Steve Howe-Trevor Rabin-Pat Metheny School of guitar playing with an inspired originality. In the early years Yesterdays released some very limited edition, self-produced works. These documents from that first era are now quite difficult-to-find, collectors' items! Years 2005-2006 brought a substantial increase in the band's sound potential, and the line-up and gear proved to be just right to make a jump-start into its next creative stage. Leader Bogáti-Bokor Ákos laid down the basics of the definitive debut album, signing all the music and most of the lyrics as composer-poet-arranger. The result was a work with a spiritual concept, a deep journey into the "Moonlit Garden", the land of an impossible love, the dream of the parts to be made whole, of the paradox of being present and being absent at the same time. And, as has been proving normal in their history, strong faith and steady work has put the band well into the Light. Miracles began to happen! Strengthened with Ákos' friend, E...
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3.62 | 40 ratings
Holdfénykert
2006
3.49 | 23 ratings
Colours Caffé
2011
4.00 | 12 ratings
Holdfénykert
2014

YESTERDAYS Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

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3.36 | 5 ratings
Winter
2012
4.44 | 7 ratings
Almost Like Love
2012
4.03 | 4 ratings
Find Another Light
2015

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 Find Another Light by YESTERDAYS album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2015
4.03 | 4 ratings

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Find Another Light
Yesterdays Symphonic Prog

Review by Parallels77

4 stars Find Another Light is a brand new single from Hungarian/Romanian band Yesterdays. It is nice to see that they have returned to show their progressive rock side after their pop-like period. In style this new tune is very much like Yes or Camel, the time signature is almost constantly 7/8. The strenght of this piece is in the beautiful female vocals (of Karola Antal) and the moog solo extravaganza. As special guest on drums is Kimmo Pörsti, drummer of Paidarion and The Samurai Of Prog. Kimmo helped out Yesterdays guitarist Ákos Bogáti-Bokor on The Cosmic Remedy's first album (as a band member). It's a pity that this song has been released only digitally, but still, it's worth 4 stars. Lovely return from Yesterdays!

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Yesterdays Symphonic Prog

Review by StDavis

4 stars A fresh start from Yesterdays, it took me by surprise. I am a big fan of their debut "Holdfénykert" and the new single, FIND ANOTHER LIGHT reminds me of their prog hit: SEVEN. Although YESTERDAYS is a band from Romania, this new song has a very Swedish "aftertaste", positive like MOON SAFARI, tricky like THE FLOWER KINGS but with lovely female vocals, provided by KAROLA ANTAL.

Like their debute album, this song is driven by acoustic guitar strumming, but the electric guitar parts are undoubtedly under STEVE HOWE's influence, both in tone and in style.

Instead of flute, they used multiple layers of baroque recorder sounds, very GENTLE GIANT- ish. The analog synth solos are interesting too, different cutoff/sounds panned in stereo with the same melody, I've only heard this trick on GLASS HAMMER's Lex Rex album. Nice trick in stereo.

I hope that this will be a new beginning for Yesterdays, I'd like to hear a new album from this band. Until that, this single is highly recommended!

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4.03 | 4 ratings

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Yesterdays Symphonic Prog

Review by Katusnya

4 stars After announcing the end of the touring band, founders of Yesterdays Zsolt Enyedi (kb.) and Ákos Bogáti-Bokor (g.) decided to move forward and release more Yesterdays music. According to a recent interview, from now on Yesterdays will be a recording band only.

This new single shows the symphonic progressive side of the band, Moog solos all over, STEVE HOWE-like electric guitar passages, GENTLE GIANT style four voice baroque recorder part and again, influences of YES. We hear Kimmo Pörsti's (THE SAMURAI OF PROG) drumming, this time reminiscent of ALAN WHITE's style.

High female vocals - as usual - upbeat, positive mood. Karola Antal is a fantastic singer, first appeared in Ákos' old band TABULA SMARAGDINA, singing backing vocals, later she recorded the masterpiece NÉMAFILM SUITE PART II. on the second Yesterdays album, COLOURS CAFFÉ.

FIND ANOTHER LIGHT is a relatively short song, only four minutes, but it has many prog things going on: a symphonic prog style intro with mellotron, taurus and minimoog, distorted bass, two analog synth solos, blockflöte fugue part, and YES-like guitar sounds, multiple backing vocals (reminiscent of TREVOR RABIN-era YES).

The single is distributed only digitally, but there's a printable CD cover available on the band's Facebook page, for collectionists.

Short and melodic prog tune from Romania. Looking forward to hear more.

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3.49 | 23 ratings

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Yesterdays Symphonic Prog

Review by Argonaught

3 stars While Yesterdays's first album, Holdfénykert, was excellent in every respect, and unmistakably prog, their chronologically second (and, apparently, the last) album is a little disappointing.

(They have recently reissued Holdfénykert, but I don't believe it should be considered a separate entity)

I have visited Yesterday's webpage and found that as of 2014 the band have decided to take a "brake" (not sure if it was just a misspelling or was meant to be a pun), citing their inability to carry on supporting the unprofitable enterprise financially "out of pocket", and to fight piracy.

Or, maybe the Holdfénykert they have run out of fresh creative ideas ... or, haven't found enough lovers of prog in Romania and Hungary to do gigs for. Or they decided to make more "accessible" music, and didn't enjoy it enough to continue. Whichever way, it's sad story.

Whether intentionally or not, the Colours Caffe didn't preserve the most important characteristics that made Holdfénykert so good. The vocals are less impressive (they must have replaced their singers), and the music sounds more like pop, albeit an interesting passage and a couple of "exotic" instruments can be heard here and there. All in all, 3 stars by the PA standards.

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Yesterdays Symphonic Prog

Review by Argonaught

4 stars *The Power of PA Serendipity*

Verily, PA is the best place ever for finding hidden gems. Today's amazing discovery for me was the Holdfénykert by Yesterdays, a Romanian-Hungarian band I hadn't known anything about.

This Holdfénykert should be an absolute delight for anybody who likes fluid, jazzy, sonically elegant multi-style prog lite. The musicians certainly know what they are doing, weaving complex acoustic and electronic passages into intricate, but user-friendly, lucid patterns. The band at that time employed three female vocalists; I am not sure who sang on which track, but they are equally competent and exceedingly pleasant to listen to.

The compositions are refreshingly lively and breezy; the playing time of each song seems to be in perfect harmony with the musical contents. In other words, a very well composed, played, sung, timed and engineered album. Kudos to Yesterdays!

Yesterdays have not changed the course of music in the Realm of Prog. But their contribution to the glory of the super-genre is both valuable and timely. No matter how crowded the spatial-temporal continuum of prog may look like, there always is, should be, space and time to accommodate more good music.

So, why not 5 stars? I am planning to listen to Holdfénykert tomorrow while driving, and if the Holdfénykert passes the "car test", I may come back and assign it 5 stars.

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Yesterdays Symphonic Prog

Review by Ovidiu

4 stars The debut album of the Romanian band YESTERDAYS is a wonderful piece of true art,a timeless music loaded with marvelous compositions and an unique sound!In fact,this edition of the debut album is a re-release,with a new artwork and a very beautiful presentation in a superbe booklet too!There are plenty moments of pure musical reveerie,with a gorgeous melancholic touch,that kind of music that invites you to a journey out of space and time,where you let your imagination flow...The sound of the album is another element of uniqueness for this album,something trully excellent in terms of technical sound quality!Very pure sound,not at all overproduced,everything sounds so natural and clean,with no overdubs and sound compression!This re-release of the album has no interventions over the initial sound of the first edition of the album,and that's something very clever and inspired!Just pure wonderful music,which is giving to the listener a feeling of peace,security and serenity!Musically speaking,it's an old school prog music ,very jazzy sometimes and performed by very competent musicians!The girl's voice is astonishing,so fresh and pure,and the jazzy vibe is more than marvelous!All the instruments are very well mixed,the vintage sound is excellent,and the comparison with Renaissance,Camel ,Yes or other classical Brit prog bands is obvious!So,this is an album that makes the pleasure of a great musical experience for any good music lover,and it's a guarantee for some quality musical time passed in the company of a band which can deliver strong emotions and feelings!No weak songs,just a perfect balance between the compositions of the album and the pleasure of the discovery of a very talented band!.4.5 stars ,because this is a special album indeed!

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Yesterdays Symphonic Prog

Review by StDavis

4 stars Seacrest Oy Records from Finland keeps surprising me with wonderful prog releases in the last few years. SAMURAI OF PROG and THE COSMIC REMEDY are two new favorite bands of mine. This is how I found out about this new release of YESTERDAYS, which is a reissue of their successful debut from 2006. I am deeply into melodic prog music, and this album amazes me with its catchy, beautiful harmonies and melodies. It's somehow a more acoustic album but with a nice vintage feel with analogue synthesizers, mellotrons and multiple vocal harmonies.

As sound and mood I could compare this album to CAMEL, RENAISSANCE, early QUIDAM and even YES. But it gets even more colorful. The album starts with a very progressive instrumental intro and goes on with tricky melodical tunes, with jazzy feel here and there. The second part of the record is more symphonic and more progressive. VARJ MEG and SEVEN are the real deal, the real highlights for me.

I've never heard the previous editions of this record, but this new one sounds amazing! The booklet says that it's a dynamic and audiophile version, not destroyed by modern mastering. And yet, it's true, it was a fortunate decision to release this album in this form, the music is benefiting so much from this acoustic treatment! It looks like SEACREST OY took some brave decisions regarding the sound of their releases.

It's a shame I found out about this band so late, but I think this album really deserves attention. The cover art is a real treat, it has a vinyl-like paper-sleeve cover with a 16 pages booklet. Strong four and a half stars! Highly recommended!

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Yesterdays Symphonic Prog

Review by Mellotron Storm
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2 stars YESTERDAYS latest album is a little different from the debut in that the vocals are now all in Hungarian and as others have mentioned this record is even more sugary (happy) than the debut. For me this is a step down from the debut and I wasn't exactly thrilled with that one either.

"Jatek" is uptempo with a beat and synths standing out. Vocals join in as well. Not a fan. "Forog A Tanc" is another energetic track although the tempo does shift back and forth. Some clapping and sampled mellotron too. The guitar is prominant late to end it. "Ejszaka" is the first of a three part suite called "Namafilm Szvit". This is mellow to start as reserved vocals join in. Tasteful guitar and synths replace the vocals as the beat continues. Vocals return after 4 1/2 minutes and the flute comes in late. "Nemafilm" is the second part and almost 10 minutes long. It's mid-paced with vocals but it does pick up as contrasts continue. Guitar and mellotron 3 minutes in. Flute and mellotron 6 1/2 minutes in as it continues to play out with vocals coming and going. "Melyrepules" ends the suite with vocals, guitar and a beat leading the way. Not a fan.

"Tukor" has strummed guitar, flute and a beat as the vocals join in. Yikes ! Not good at all. "Babu" starts out with guitar, synths and a beat as vocals and flute join in. "Flautoccata" is a short piece with flute throughout. "Megpihensz" opens with acoustic guitar as a beat and reserved vocals join in. Piano too. "Preludium Egy Esohoz" is my favourite because we get no vocals and lots of atmosphere with guest trumpet. It sounds nothing like the others. "Zapor" ends it as we get contrasts between the mellow and fuller sections and there is a hidden track as well.

Considering the debut was a low 3 stars for me, I have to give it the fans only rating. Just not the kind of music I enjoy at all.

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3.62 | 40 ratings

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Yesterdays Symphonic Prog

Review by Mellotron Storm
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3 stars YESTERDAYS is apparently made up of ethnic Hungarians who live in Romania. The female vocals are in both English and Hungarian. The music itself is what i'd describe as light and sweet. Probably because of the female vocals and airy flute that dominates the sound much of the time. There is mellotron but it's sampled, still it does help me enjoy this more than I would have otherwise.

I'm going to use the English song titles provided. "Sunlit Garden" is a short opening track with strummed guitar, flute and a beat leading the way. We get some mellotron as well. "Infinite" has picked guitar as reserved vocals join in. It picks up with a beat. Mellotron before 1 1/2 minutes followed by flute. Vocal melodies late. "Don't Be Scared" opens with intricate sounds and atmosphere. It starts to pick up after 2 minutes with flute. Reserved vocals a minute later. Mellotron before 5 minutes. "If Ever" is a short piece with acoustic guitar melodies throughout. "It's So Divine" has strummed guitar as vocals, a beat and flute join in. Mellotron after 1 1/2 minutes.

"Where Are You ?" is mellow with Hungarian vocals. Mellotron and flute also help out. "Just Stay" has fragile vocals, mellotron and a beat. Flute after 2 minutes and then synths lead from before 3 1/2 minutes to 5 minutes in. "Moonlit Garden" is a short instrumental. "Seven" is uptempo with synths leading then vocals after 2 minutes. Mellotron comes and goes. A calm before 6 minutes as male vocals come in. It picks up as female vocals return. "Somehwere In Space" opens with a beat as piano comes in. It builds until vocals arrive around 2 minutes as it settles back some.

Pleasant and well done for sure but this isn't the style of music I enjoy that much.

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 Almost Like Love by YESTERDAYS album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2012
4.44 | 7 ratings

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Almost Like Love
Yesterdays Symphonic Prog

Review by Katusnya

4 stars A nice and short single from Yesterdays. According to their website they tried to reach out for not only prog audiences, but - through gaining radio air time - more people. I must say that it was a good strategy, I've heard Almost Like Love in my local radio station one day and this is how I found out about this release.

Like their Winter EP, this was too an artist's edition and available only as digital download. But enough about the circumstances, let's jump on the music.

Almost Like Love is the title single, it sounds and feels like a Supertramp/ELO type hit for me. The instrumentation is very keyboard-centric, it's a nice mix of clavinet and harpsichord in the verse and Yamaha CP under the riff. The melody lines ar very catchy and Bilatiu Raluca's voice was a nice choice from the band, it's powerful, shiny and a perfect fit to this music. After a few listens, you'll find yourself singing along. The song sounds very refreshing, and it's good to hear a prog band in the radio. If you are into the bands mentioned above and Neal Morse's first two - song based - solo records, than you'll love this.

The second song, 'Torn Apart' is the remixed version of Zapor (from their Colours Caffe album) this time in English, for me it's a bit too Marillion-like, but if you haven't imagined Marillion with a female voice, this song can be a nice journey for you.

Since both songs are very catchy, I really hope that this single will gain more air time for the band. Melodic music to enjoy in cars, on long trips or when you are in a more light-prog mood. Four solid stars for this one. Recommended.

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