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Steve Howe


Crossover Prog

2.82 | 11 ratings

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2 stars Virgil Howe drummer and keyboardist of Little Barrie left in 2017. He was the son of Steve guitarist of Yes, GTR and Asia, a great gentleman of 6 strings, a guitar hero who loves Atkins, Stravinsky, Vivaldi or Miles Davis. Solo a 20th album, with his son this second, posthumous work in the sense that Steve finalized the drafts of his late son in the sequel to 'Nexus'

"Lunar Mist" to discover Steve's work developing his son's notes, translating them to make us dance beyond death. "More Than You Know" ethereal theme over echoing Spanish guitars. "Plexus" prog latent 70's with piano-guitar chord for digestive atmosphere. "Mariah's Theme" cinematic sound full of sensitivity, emotional feeling; meditative atmosphere. "A Month in the Sun" with enterprising bluesy guitar over driving jazz-rock piano. "As If Between" lullaby where Steve's plucked strings keep alert. "Never Less" slow ballad piano crystalline aided by waves of guitar water notes.

"Lothian's Way" cascading tune. "Free Spirit" raw piano, night bar, saloon on plaintive electric guitar. "Eternal" piano melody on a redundant mandolin variation. "Dirama" for a free jazz guitar-synth battle. "Pinnacle" bar piano return, archaic raw sound associated with Steve's Andalusian guitar, the one we can listen to in Queen-plasticine (Innuendo); solemn look. "Pagoda" repeat to a tune that Elton John could have composed, the more upbeat you'll understand. "Martian Mood" BOF from 'Flash' or 'Mars Attack' it's up to you.

Vigil offered hushed moods, ballads that could be incorporated into soundtracks; Steve's finalized symbiotic musical ode to staying together a bit when life decided otherwise, tunes where the piano drives Steve's guitars; airy, padded airs, short compositions to pass from one cloud of Heaven to another where tranquility reigns; often repetitive tunes to be sure to go; separate album.

alainPP | 2/5 |


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