All posts by Conor Fynes

  • YES’s Yes: The Beginnings

    Prog Sphere's Conor Fynes writes about the debut album of the progressive rock's one of the finest bands - Yes!

  • YES: Going For the One

    Going for the One marked the end of an era for Yes, what I outline in this and other reviews as the band’s ‘golden era’. Spanning from The...

  • Cynic – Kindly Bent to Free Us

    As someone gets older, it’s inevitable that some degree of mellowing out will occur. While the pessimistic among us might chalk it up to losing...

  • Classic YES

    What is the problem with best-of compilations in progressive rock? It’s certainly not that progressive bands aren’t deserving of them, or even that there isn’t...

  • YES: Topographic Oceans and Its Tales

    Before the notion was rightly dismissed by the others, Jon Anderson was said to have expressed a wish to record Tales from Topographic Oceans in the middle...

  • YES: Flashing Back to Relayer

    Imagine you are somewhere, whereupon you meet two beautiful women. From the onset, it’s clear they are sisters; both of them are alike in their...

  • YES’ Fragile: Everything But Not Fragile

    A crescendo draws steadily out of my set of speakers. As I prepare for a rocking riff to open up the album, the crescendo deceptively...

  • Junius – Days of the Fallen Sun

    I was first introduced to the art of Junius at the close of 2011. The Swedish spooksters in Ghost had been trumped by some unfortunate Visa issues and forced...

  • YES: Close to the Edge, Down by a River

    For the longest time, I couldn’t understand why people raved over Yes‘ fifth album. There was no doubt Close to the Edge enjoyed sophistication and...

  • VANGOUGH: Obsessed With Music

    Progressive metal is a constantly evolving scene, and with so many bands each trying to climb to the top, it can be difficult to stand...