Sven B. Schreiber
The first time I read the name "John Young" was almost 20 years ago among the credits of John Wetton's album "Live In Tokyo 1997", where he was taking the seat behind the keyboards (usually occupied by Martin Orford then), additionally contributing an impressing piano/synth solo. So "Lifesigns" now is John Young's own prog project, launched in 2013 with an exquisite self-titled debut album, and "Cardington" is the long-awaited follow-up, which happily meets the high expectations it raised over time. I'm pleased to see that even nowadays a "big name" like John Young can be associated with freshly sounding, playful prog, void of exaggerated ambitions, repetitive stereotypes, and epic nothingness.
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