Category: JONO

VALENSIA – Valensia VI • Gaia III • Aglaea • Legacy [Japanese release]

Aldous Byron Valensia Clarkson, in short VALENSIA, has been created unique music since the ’90s. If you never heard about him, his compositional style does not differ much to the other famous Dutch genius: Robby Valentine. In fact, Valensia / Valentine have released a couple of albums together.Ten years after the release of his latest solo album, Valensia returned with...

JONO – Life [Japanese Edition] (2017)

JONO – Life [Japanese Edition] (2017)

Awesome Swedish progressive melodic rockers JONO will release their new album “Life” – their first for Frontiers Music – on December 1st. This Japanese Edition will be available tomorrow November 22 including the obligatory exclusive bonus track. “Life” is the third album from these lovable Swedes, their first for Frontiers. It sees them in great form on what is arguably...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases December 2017 – Vol.2

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases December 2017 – Vol.2

Near the end of the year still there’s a very interesting release schedule with potential Album of the Year status. There’s great news; the greatest Rock band in the world (at least for me) TOTO, are back into the studio. If the initial single from the band’s upcoming retrospective set 40 Trips Around The Sun has a hint of familiarity,...

JONO – JoNo (the first album)

* Few days ago we presented JONO‘s fresh 2015 album (their second), a delicious piece of music for sure, and contender for album of the year. But before the Swedish band was formed, JoNo started as a solo project of singer Johan Norrby (hence the moniker ”JoNo”), some fifteen years ago. A record was made and released in 2006 only...

JONO – Silence (2015)

* Two years ago I started the review of Swedes’ JONO first album with a sentence: ‘I am in ecstasy’. For this blog, that was, easily, the best debut of the year.Forward 2015, JONO returns with “Silence“, their brand new album, and yes, I am in ecstasy again. Jono’s music, vision and inspiration marry up the best of early Queen,...

A.C.T – Circus Pandemonium [Japan release] (2014)

* And the winner is… A.C.T with “Circus Pandemonium“. Yes, at 0dayrox we think this is the ‘Prog Album of the Year’.Swedes A.C.T always have been ‘the more Melodic Rock band from the Prog scene’ since its foundation 18 years ago. Their ’99 debut Today’s Report attracted not only progressive fans but also AOR / MR aficionados and still is...

A.C.T – Circus Pandemonium [Japan release] (2014)

A.C.T – Circus Pandemonium [Japan release] (2014)

* Swedes A.C.T always have been ‘the more Melodic Rock band from the Prog scene’ since its foundation 18 years ago. Their ’99 debut Today’s Report attracted not only progressive fans but also AOR / MR aficionados and still is one of the finest records mixing both genres with class & style.After a long 8-year hiatus away from the recording...

JONO – Requiem (2013)

* I am in ecstasy.This is the trance-like state you’ll be into after listening JONO’s debut album “Requiem”. These talented young guys from Island of Gotland, Sweden, have produced a wonderful, surprisingly mature piece of art here. I am starting this review backwards, because I can’t recommend to you this album enough. Jono’s music, vision and inspiration marry up the...