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Steve Howe


Crossover Prog

3.34 | 66 ratings

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1 stars If you've ever wondered what the term ''collector's item'' means, this CD might just give you a good answer.

There's no denying the instrumental talents of Steve Howe and Yes cohort Bill Bruford (who plays on this album), and TURBULENCE puts those talents on display. Even more amazing is the number of instruments (guitars and basses mostly) Howe used in the making of the album; the curious can examine a diagram of those instruments. So, why the harsh rating after all of the positive comments?

Simple, this is the most uninteresting album I've ever listened to. Yes is a band that has an uncanny ability to get me to remember any song they've ever done (during classic period Yes, of course); TURBULENCE leaves nothing for me to grasp musically with the exception of a few scattered ideas. There's simply no staying power in the compositions, nothing memorable to latch onto, nothing that would make me really want to pick the album up for a few more spins. Generic instrumental music is what this is.

Even with my respect for Steve Howe and his most successful association (Yes), I can't see any essentiality in this. This should be an album that is reserved for the extremely curious no matter how big of a Steve Howe fan they are. The adjective ''turbulent'' isn't exactly how I would describe the album.

Sinusoid | 1/5 |


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