and bass player John Payne has for the past 15 years been a
driving force behind Asia. And when Geoff Downes some time ago
decided to reunite the original Asia line-up, Payne made the
decision to move on and form his own group with fellow Asia
sidekicks guitarist Guthrie Govan and drummer Jay Schellen. To
complete the line-up keyboard player Ryo Okumoto (Spock's Beard)
was brought in.
debut album "Window to the Soul" is a solid piece of
rock, with very strong roots in the 70's progressive rock scene,
mainly due to Ryo's keyboard sounds. GPS (Govan Payne Schellen)
delivers 10 very diverse songs, some are straight up rock while
some have a strong progressive edge to them - highlights include
the title track, "New Jerusalem", "Heaven can Wait"
and "Since you've been Gone".
like this album and suggest if you like the likes of Spock's Beard,
Asia and 70's progressive rock that you do at least give this good
album a chance.