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Founded in Cluj Napoca, Romania in 2000

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 ...
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3.67 | 49 ratings
Holdfénykert
2006
3.48 | 28 ratings
Colours Caffé
2010
4.12 | 14 ratings
Senki Madara
2018

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

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YESTERDAYS Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.20 | 5 ratings
From The Vault
2018

YESTERDAYS Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.36 | 5 ratings
Winter
2012
4.44 | 7 ratings
Almost Like Love
2012
4.03 | 4 ratings
Find Another Light
2015
4.92 | 4 ratings
Várj még
2016
4.00 | 2 ratings
Indulok - érkezel
2016
4.08 | 4 ratings
Tavasz
2017
4.00 | 4 ratings
It's Not the End of the World
2018

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 Senki Madara by YESTERDAYS album cover Studio Album, 2018
4.12 | 14 ratings

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Senki Madara
Yesterdays Symphonic Prog

Review by DenisZhukov

4 stars Just discovered YESTERDAYS a few weeks ago. There's something original about this group with changing lineups, but with constant quality of ideas, concepts and music of course. I often say that Eastern Europe has a lot to offer to symphonic proggers, and YESTERDAYS is here to prove me right.

Senki madara (which means Noone's Bird) is their fresh release and yet probably their best. It might sound as a cliche, but it has strong YES and GENESIS influences, but in the same time they are totally different, not just some neoprog version of these bands. Yes, it's an Eastern European thing.

The album It happens to be based around some 2-3 hundred years old Hungarian folk songs, this already provides more depth to the whole CD, The arrangements in other hand are very complex, filled with SYMPHONIC PROG moments from the quietest ones to the loudest in every level between. The instrumentation shows that they take GENTLE GIANT, GENESIS and YES for breakfast but with an original taste.

If you are a big fan of mellotron sounds, this album is for you too. Choirs, flutes, mixed strings, brass sounds can be found everywhere, mixed with a real string quartet, beautiful flute virtuoso lines (Kecskemeti Gabor is amazing), rich guitars by Bogati-Bokor Akos and with the most natural drum sound I've heard in the last decade!

I need to write about the lead voices on this album, because the female leads and the rich backing vocals seems to be YESTERDAYS' main weapon. On "Senki madara" the main lead singer is Semeniuc Stephanie. Such a unique voice, such power and yet so much beauty in the quiet parts. Stephanie has an alto voice but she is very confident also in the higher parts. Not a shiny voice, but it has a color that is very original and beautiful. She really gives an extra to this release. The more you listen to her, the more you love her. Szirtes Edina Mokus is the second lead singer (present on two tracks: "Ne mondd el" and "Ugy bocsass el". As I found, she's a well known Hungarian session musician, violinist, vocalist from the fields of world music and jazz. She sings the most fragile and yet most breathtaking songs on this album. Tarsoly Csenge takes the lead on "Hajnalcsillag", well, she is like a female JON ANDERSON (can I say something like this?), a perfect choice for a Symphonic Prog delight. She is a soprano with a shiny high voice full of emotion.

The backing vocals are just amazing, polyphonic arrangements in every song!

Last but not least a few words about the sound of this album: wow! Natural mixing and mastering, clear, transparent sound maybe the best I've heard in years. BOB KATZ would be proud that he's got some talented followers fighting and winning the loudness war.

I think I found one of my favorite prog album of 2018 in Senki madara. I can't believe I haven't came across with YESTERDAYS sooner, they deserve more attention. Lovely music, it's a nice addition to any prog collection. It's so tempting to give 5 stars to this album, but since it's only their 3rd record, I am waiting for their true masterpiece.

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4.12 | 14 ratings

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Senki Madara
Yesterdays Symphonic Prog

Review by Stargirl79

4 stars 2018 has been a very busy year for Romanian/Hungarian band Yesterdays. They are back with a single (It's not the End of the World) and a full length studio album Senki madara (Noone's Bird).

This third album has a special concept by using traditional Hungarian folk melodies and texts and since these are a few hundreds of years old, the music has an extra depth to it, so it's not usual or boring. The length of the record is also ideal, 45 minutes. I think a prog album shouldn't be longer than this.

The music is more powerful and complex than the first two Yesterdays albums, but this time I can clearly hear the Hungarian prog roots, like in "Szomjú madarak" (Thirsty Birds) has obvious EAST influences, "Rejtsetek el" (Hide me) reminded me of AFTER CRYING with the usage of cello and live strings. In "Ne mondd el" (Don't tell) you'll hear the ancient shamanistic Hungarian moods with a Taurus bass, drum solo and distorted fretless bass.

I must say that the drum sound is stellar on this record, it sounds natural, uncompressed, live and dynamic. So does the bass guitar (heavy SQUIRE and REINGOLD influences). I have a weakness for fretless bass, it should be used more often in prog!

What I always loved in Yesterdays is the female vocals and the multiple vocal harmonies. Stephanie Semeniuc, Csenge Tarsoly and Edina Szirtes Mókus did a fantastic job, each song has a unique approach, voice, so it won't get boring. Polyphonic vocals with 4-8 part harmonies are a true delight in almost every song. GENTLE GIANT-like ideas with female voices, YES and JON ANDERSON-like singing and scatting in "Szivárvány havasán". Each song is a different universe, but the album is still coherent.

Gábor Kecskeméti was introduced to the line-up in 2009 with Colours Caffé, since then Yesterdays have powerful and virtuoso flute playing and I am a big fan of flutes.

The production value is remarkable on this album, thanks to the band's motor, guitarist, Akos Bogati-Bokor, who did all the recordings, the mixing and the mastering. I was going to give this album four stars, but thanks to the amazing sound quality I will give them five. This will be one of my favorite albums for a long time for sure. Recommended with love!

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4.12 | 14 ratings

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Senki Madara
Yesterdays Symphonic Prog

Review by Katusnya

4 stars Ancient Hungarian folk songs in symphonic progressive rock. Such a great idea for an album!

Lyrics never sounded more real and with such depth and grace than with these because all the wisdom and beauty of the past centuries' Hungarian traditional heritage. Thanks to BARTÓK and KODÁLY so many beautiful traditional Hungarian songs were saved when they collected them in the first half of the past century.

Yesterdays broke a seven years long silence with Senki madara, with their recipe of Eastern European prog with obvious influences from YES, GENESIS, GRYPHON and GENTLE GIANT. Although they have used Hungarian folk songs, you shouldn't expect a too folk-like sound, it's symphonic prog with ancient melodies and moods.

For me it's more like their MOONLIT GARDEN album's intimacy but with a well thought instrumentation and better playing. Yesterdays took a huge step away from boring neo-prog clichés and were turning back to the golden era of the seventies.

A few things stayed: virtuoso flute parts, beautiful acoustics, fretless bass (sometimes heavily distorted), wonderful female lead vocals (the best we've heard from Yesterdays, thanks to Stephanie Semeniuc), but there is also a new element: the implementation of cello and a string quartet which made me think of AFTER CRYING's beautiful first album (OVERGROUNG MUSIC). Although real strings are present all over "Senki madara", you shouldn't expect less signature Yesterdays MELLOTRONS, and it seems to me that more types of mellotron sounds were used: choirs, different types of strings and of course the flute sound (again, heavy THE BEATLES influences in track 6).

I won't go through all the songs, but I'd like to write about one of the best features of this album: the sound! It's clear to me now that YESTERDAYS tries to step away from the - so called - "loudness war", where the music gets squashed with compressors in order to get a louder result. They tried to make the mixes sound clear and dynamic. To be honest, it's the most dynamic/audiophile release I've heard in years. You'll can notice every little thing in the mix, and you should! This album sounds best in good headphones or in a high quality system. I recommend their high resolution 24/48 studio masters (also available for download).

With this album fans of symphonic prog will be very satisfied. Songs are sung all in Hungarian, which also adds a unique taste and honesty to the love shown for their musical heritage. Highly recommended!

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4.12 | 14 ratings

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Senki Madara
Yesterdays Symphonic Prog

Review by StDavis

4 stars It was worth the wait for YESTERDAYS' 3rd studio album! As an audiophile I must say that the band really nailed the sound and the dynamics. Very impressive sound quality that brings back the good old dynamics we all love from the vinyl times of the '70-s.

But of course the sound isn't everything (although it is very important in progressive rock music), the music is good as well. This album for me is like their lovely debut Moonlit Garden (HoldfĂŠnykert) with a more powerful sound. All the trademark Yesterdays things are present, flute, mellotrons, amazing guitar work, beautiful female vocals, multiple vocal harmonies. There is something magical also with the Hungarian language. And their have used ancient Hungarian folk songs and texts for this record and that gives some extra depth, honesty and power to the music.

Symphonic prog is best to describe this music. The first song starts off like a GENESIS or YES tune with minimoog, mellotron and fantastic drumming (of Szűcs JĂłzsef, who was drummer of the band in an earlier line-up). This song grabs you immediately and it gives a perfect start to the album. The second song reminded me of GENTLE GIANT in places where the string quartet was combined with flute. Nice contrapuntal composition. The chorus has strong YES influences, it brings back JON ANDERSON's la-la-la's which I really enjoyed. The third song is the most upbeat composition on the album, a lovely little piece that could be also featured on a YES album from the seventies. AND YOU AND I came to my mind very fast. The fourth song is one of the highlights for me, Elmehetsz features airy steel guitar melodies, it even quotes SOON from THE GATES OF DELIRIUM at one point. Stephanie Semeniuc's voice shines and brings this beautiful tune to the next level. I hope that Yesterdays will stick to her voice for more albums. At the end of the song a choir comes in. Breathtaking! Ne mondd el is the 5th song, it's a haunting folk song with rich percussion arrangement, fretless bass and a KING CRIMSON reminiscent middle part with drum solo and MELLOTRON extravaganza! The next tune, Hajnalcsillag (Morning Star) is more relaxed with a nice intro, beautiful buildups, drum crescendo-s, Akos's jazzy sing-a-long guitarsolo and a choir climax at the end. Just wow! SzomjĂş madarak is one of the most complex songs of the record. Starts with a baritone acoustic and with flute. Stephanie's voice amazes me again... she can sing some really low notes too. I guess this low melody fits the traditional folk song's mood. Flowing moog solos, nice rhythm changes, heavy flutes, tasty arrangements all over. One of the best Yesterdays songs ever. The final big piece (Nap) has a prelude (Eso) which has some strong TONY BANKS sounds, very GENESIS-like. Nap in the other hand is very powerful... starting with acoustics it will surprise you in every minute with aggressive bass guitars and mellotrons again. The outro is a true highlight. I was lost in the mood, the rhythm changes, the sounds of it. Nap (Sun) is like everything between a Sunrise and a Sunset. Begins acoustically and ends with acoustic sounds, setting the "sunset" mood for the last little tune, which is an ancient prayer. Ugy bocsass el is the last song and a beautiful way to end an album with acoustic guitar, airy vocals and string quartet.

I also think that the 3rd album is a very important milestone in a band's life. Yesterdays found an interesting voice with this album and I hope that they will go on writing in this style and hopefully very soon! I'd like to give 4.5 stars for this album. A great addition to every symphonic prog fan's collection. This is another Eastern European masterpiece! Highly recommended!

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4.12 | 14 ratings

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Senki Madara
Yesterdays Symphonic Prog

Review by Parallels77

5 stars I've been following Yesterdays on social media platforms for a while and I've been waiting for a new release very bad. The band went through many changes since their second release, Colours Caffé. For me, this third studio album feels like the band has found its voice (usually 3rd albums are like that). Who loved their debut, Moonlit Garden, this album is on that musical path, but with a much bigger sound.

The style. Symphonic progressive rock at its best.

The sound. Definitely the most dynamic record I've ever heard. The band is proud of their own mastering work and they really should be. Airy sounds, big differences between loud and quiet parts. This music really breathes, all the little nuances are noticeable and enjoyable. So, you'll have a real audiophile experience with this music.

The concept. The band took some ancient Hungarian traditional folk songs from their rich heritage (just like Bartók did in the first half of the 20th century) and they took those melodies and texts for a great ride. This time the band went independent from record companies, they did everything themselves: writing, recording, producing, mixing, mastering, cover editing, video filming. Quite impressive work.

The music. What we've loved in Yesterdays music is all over this record: lush mellotron waves, minimoog virtuoso solos, STEVE HOWE-inspired complex guitar work, flute extravaganza, multiple voices inspired by GENTLE GIANT, YES and the most powerful part: the beautiful female vocals of Stephanie Semeniuc. I must point out the most beautiful/natural drum sound I've heard in the last decade.

The songs.

"Agrol-agra" starts off the album with YES-like prog extravaganza, moog, mellotron and poweful bass playing. CHRIS SQUIRE would be proud of these distorted bass lines.. fretted and fretless bass sounds are changing through this song. The stereo panning of Stephanie's voice is simply amazing!

"Rejtsetek el" Tricky time signature of 5/8. Acoustic guitar and flute, later chello... it reminded me of AFTER CRYING, but only for a minute.. when the chorus kicks in, it's a different world with JON ANDERSON-like la-la-la's in Siberian Khatru.

"Szivarvany havasan" is like YES' AND YOU AND I's short version with female vocals. YES influences all over. Haunting acoustic guitar works by Akos and lovely female vocals. At this point I must admit that I fell in love with Stephanie's vocals.

"Elmehetsz" starts with 12strings guitar and steel guitar... SOON came to my mind. Piano and mellotron parts keep the vocal's company and later the flute solo reminded me of PINK FLOYD's BREATHE... the final chorus has a female choir in it. Breathtakingly beautiful. One of the highlights of this album.

"Ne mondd el" shows the darker side/mood of Hungarian folk music. World music influences with fretless bass and lots of percussion. A string quartet enters in the second verse. And the middle part... KING CRIMSON all over, drum solo with spoken word, taurus bass, fretless bass, mellotrons, atonal passages... and everything clears up for the final verse. Szirtes Edina Mókus takes the lead vocals in this song, she's a well known Hungarian world musician, violin player, vocalist, session musician, known for her work with SOLARIS, MAKÁM, KOLINDA. Lovely choice for this song (and also on the final song of this record).

"Hajnalcsillag" takes back the positive mood with a nice symphonic prog intro and starting with the first verse it builds up nicely. PAT METHENY style guitar solo follows the vocals (they did something similar on their debut album's HOL VAGY). The ending is very powerful, imagine three choirs who sing different songs, but everything gets together in a big CHOIR harmony. Again, tasty mellotron use all over. I love this song. Haunting melodies sung by another guest singer, Tarsoly Csenge. Her voice reminded me of another Hungarian band YOU AND I.

"Szomjú madarak" Well, this song reminded me of EAST, another great Hungarian band, but with flutes and much more acoustic guitars. One of the album's longest songs. Amazing moog melodies, solos, again, some PAT METHENY and jazz influences, with JACO PASTORIUS / JONAS REINGOLD style fretless bass... Again, Stephanie's multiple vocal harmonies take this song to the next level. One of the highlights of the album!

"Eső" is a small prelude-type of song, this time with GENESIS' DUKE sound thanks to the Yamaha CP piano sound. TREVOR RABIN style slide guitar playing and a moog solo which gave me goosebumps... the solo could be part of JON ANDERSON's OLIAS for shure.

"Nap" is the most progressive song, with a proper intro buildup with flutes, gongs and fretless bass. Stephanie really shines in this song. As I understood, this is a child-song, but the instrumentation is unbelievable. Drummer Szűcs József delivers fusion/prog rhythm changes,complexity and a great sound! Tasty moog solo and a QUEEN influenced multiple voiced guitar solo. Just lovely! I could consider the ending of "Nap" as a tribute to CHRIS SQUIRE... ending and album with a long distorted bass guitar solo accompanied by mellotron choirs... just amazing!

"Ugy bocsass el" is a haunting acoustic ballad with flute, acoustic guitar and string quartet. You'll need this song to chill after all the intensive music found on this record. Heavenly vocal performance of Szirtes Edina Mókus.

Conclusion. This album sounds great and the 45 minutes long material reminded me of those vinyl LP days. Not just for audiophiles, but for symphonic prog fans this album is a must. Highly recommended prog! I must say that this is the best material I've heard from this Romanian/Hungarian band. Welcome back to prog, Yesterdays! Five strong stars from me!

 Holdfénykert by YESTERDAYS album cover Studio Album, 2006
3.67 | 49 ratings

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Holdfénykert
Yesterdays Symphonic Prog

Review by Matti
Prog Reviewer

4 stars My review (posted originally in November 10, 2015) concerns the remastered version of the 2006 debut album by YESTERDAYS, a band consisting of musicians from the Hungarian minority of Western Romania. [As a side note I'd like to mention that I've witnessed the amazing acoustic guitar playing of Ákos Bogáti-Bokor last spring in a gig featuring the Finnish band Paidarion and multi-national guests. That's one of my fondest gig memories.] A thank you to the drummer Kimmo Pörsti who kindly sent me this CD among a heap of others. He's an executive producer here. Ákos underlines that the remastering didn't involve any compression. The booklet features also very beautiful outdoor photography with piano keys, guitar and a flute. The musicians themselves are not photographed, but this visual approach suits nicely to the pastoral feel in the music. The short instrumental opener 'Napfénykert' stars flute, mellotron and acoustic guitar. Mellow and pretty, perhaps a bit too much so. 'Végtelen' introduces the charming, innocent female vocals. The playing is soft and dreamy, comparable to the classic KC ballad 'I Talk to the Wind'. On the third track there's a brief flute melody citing 'Close To The Edge' (this was amusing to hear for the first time: I instantly recognized it to be from a YES track, but which one was it...). The peaceful and accessible compositions on this acoustically oriented album are not hugely progressive -- and this fact is definitely not a fault, but understandably it can make the album sound a bit too spineless to some prog listeners.

Warmly recommended if you enjoy pastoral works of e.g. ANTHONY PHILLIPS, STEVE HACKETT, ERRATA CORRIGE, CELESTE etc. The Hungarian lyrics are completely beyond my reach but they do sound nice. A couple of songs are sung in English, and actually some of the charm is lost by that. I really like this peaceful music with lots of flute, but the compositions indeed could be more impressive. Hence four stars.

 Tavasz by YESTERDAYS album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2017
4.08 | 4 ratings

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Tavasz
Yesterdays Symphonic Prog

Review by Katusnya

4 stars After their last single (Indulok - érkezel), Yesterdays is back with a new single, this time as a duet of Koncz Kriszta (lead vocals) and Bogáti-Bokor Ákos (guitars, bass, drums and mellotrons). Built around a Hungarian poem of Háy János, Tavasz (Spring) is a beautiful and melancholic tune. The first impression is that it's an unusual pop song, but after listening it several times you'll find that it's like a HOGARTH era MARILLION song with delay-driven electric guitar soundscapes, mellotron (used with taste) and the guitar solo is 100% Steve ROTHERY. The structure of the song is very interesting. It builds up slowly with a groove, with the addition of deep bass notes (using octave effects) and lush electric guitar chords. The mellotron helps the chorus flow even better and the duet of Kriszta and Ákos sings 4-5 part multiple harmonies over it. After the second verse they transpose the song down a half step. Very surprising move! Kriszta's voice can handle these deep notes, she's an alto singer, so her deep voice really shines in the third verse. The final chorus is the uplifting part of the song, where they use even more vocals to add some kind of gospel feeling to the ending, using hand claps and a constant electric guitar solo in the background. Melodic prog lovers and fans of Hogarth-era Marillion (as me) will love this single. Four solid stars from me as I am looking forward to hear more Yesterdays music in the near future.
 Várj még by YESTERDAYS album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2016
4.92 | 4 ratings

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Várj még
Yesterdays Symphonic Prog

Review by Parallels77

5 stars I am following this Transylvanian progressive rock combo since their 2014 release of the Moonlit Garden album (one of my favourite Eastern European prog albums of all time!). In October 2016 the album became 10 years old and the two basic Yesterdays members: Ákos Bogáti-Bokor and Zsolt Enyedi decided to get Yesterdays back together and to pay a hommage to their debut. Várj még (Just Wait) is a slow building symphonic prog composition. This new version starts with 2 part harmonies on flute, accompanied by a 12 string acoustic guitar. The most pleasant surprize is the new lead singer's clear, calm, yet vivid voice. Beáta Bölönyi-Márton surely adds some new dimensions to this song. Both of the flute player girls Gréta Klemenz and Tábitha Bodizs are singing rich backing vocals with the help of Robbie Benjámin Fehér (who also plays acoustic guitar on the track). 4-5 part harmonies in the choruses and a strange pedal from Electro Harmonix which imitates the sound of a mellotron (but it is driven by electric guitar), still, the choir sound of this pedal adds true Mellotron feel to this song. Zsolt Enyedi's moog solo once again is a delight and (once again) he adds a little more to the old solo: he quotes their lead riff/melody from their epic called Seven and also a few notes from Yes' Close to the Edge. I got very excited that some new Yesterdays material is on the way. I've read somewhere on the band's Facebook page that the new album will be a concept album, Looking forward to that! Until the new material arrives, this acoustic piece (lyrics in Hungarian) is a nice addition to anyone who liked Yesterdays' wonderful debut album. Four solid stars from me!
 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!
 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 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!

Thanks to Ivan_Melgar_M for the artist addition. and to Quinino for the last updates

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