While the master presents his new album "Old Ideas" this month, a new Leonard Cohen tribute album is released by the Spanish label Discmedi. There are quite a few of them now and the great 1991 work "I'm Your Fan" remains unmatched.
Ashby play classical symphonic Neoprog. Their debut offers twenty minutes of material recorded at Horus Studios Hannover. In a way, the time-honored patina of Frank Bornemann's recording booth is dyed off on the band. The title song of the 3-track EP is ten minutes hard. Singer Sabina Moser, 19 years old, gives the Prog-Queen on the one hand and the Rockröhre on the other hand discreetly. And, yes, there's a guitar solo, cliché, too.