All posts by Conor Fynes

  • Glass Hammer – Ode to Echo

    I had the pleasure earlier this year to interview Glass Hammer upon the release of Ode to Echo for Prog Sphere. Among other insights, one thing that really served...

  • A Run Through SYZYGY’s Discography

    Cosmos and Chaos (as Witsend) – 1993 Perhaps even moreso than their Scandinavian counterparts, it’s the United States that has carried the symphonic prog mantle...

  • Oceans of Night – Midnight Rising

    Midnight Rising is the best record from Oceans of Night to date. I say this as someone who has followed the band’s saga from their debut The Shadowheart Mirror and...

  • Yes – Fly From Here

    At the time Fly From Here was first released in 2011, my Yes fandom had been largely restricted to their classics. I enjoyed Yes‘ first (and last) bout with singer...

  • Yes – Keystudio

    Keystudio is one of the best-intentioned failures in progressive rock history. Is it simply a compilation, or an overlooked Yes studio album? The record should state its the...

  • Yes – Yes Remixes

    What were Yes thinking when they accepted, and subsequently released these remixes by Steve Howe’s son Virgil? I don’t think it’s simply for nepotism’s sake, trying to...

  • Yes – Live at Montreux 2003

    Live albums have fallen out of favour in the past generation, and I think it’s for the reason that a recording of a live performance...

  • Yes – Symphonic Live

    Whatever doubts I may have had about post-90125 Yes were dispelled with 2001′s Magnification. Sure, most of the 90s had been wasted on bad pop and lazy songwriting,...

  • Yes – Magnification

    In so many ways, Magnification rides on the precedent set by The Ladder. As was the case on The Ladder, the strong epic tracks may not be quite enough...

  • Yes – The Ladder

    If The Ladder had a voice and could literally speak to its listeners, here’s what I think it would say: “…well, hey everybody! So, I know that...