RYO OKUMOTO (feat Steve Hackett, Michael Sadler, Nick D’Virgilio) – The Myth of the Mostrophus (2022)

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RYO OKUMOTO, long-time keyboardist for prog rock group Spock’s Beard, is releasing his new solo album ”The Myth of the Mostrophus”, due out on July 29th, 2022 on InsideOutMusic. The six song prog extravaganza features Okumoto’s signature style accompanied by the talents of a who’s who of progressive rock.
The album features guest appearances by a number of incredible musicians including Steve Hackett (Genesis), Michael Sadler (Saga) on vocals, Mike Keneally (Steve Vai, Frank Zappa), top drummer Nick D’Virgilio (Big Big Train, Spock’s Beard), exquiste guitarist Marc Bonilla (Keith Emerson / Kevin Gilbert), Doug Wimbish (Living Colour) on bass, and many more.
Twenty years since Okumoto’s last solo album, work on the new album began in November 2000, when he contacted I Am The Manic Whale vocalist/bassist Michael Whiteman. An exchange of demos resulted in the writing of the initial tracks for the album. Okumoto then reached out the fellow Spock’s Beard bandmates (Nick D’Virgilio, Alan Morse, Dave Meros, Ted Leonard and Jimmy Keegan) to join in and the album started to take shape before rounding out with additional guest stars.
The result is a progressive rock tour de force from one of the most entertaining and influential artists of prog’s modern era.

”The Myth of the Mostrophus” modern prog through and through, supported equally by elastic songwriting, performance and musical indulgence. An ideal monster of a prog combo.


01 – Mirror Mirror
02 – Turning Point
03 – The Watchmaker (Time on His Side)
04 – Maximum Velocity
05 – Chrysalis
06 – The Myth of the Mostrophus

Steve Hackett (Genesis) – Guitar
Michael Sadler (Saga, ProgJect) – Vocals
Nick D’Virgilio (Big Big Train, Spock’s Beard) – Drums & Vocals
Ted Leonard (Spock’s Beard. Transatlantic) – Vocals
Jimmy Keegan (Spock’s Beard) – Vocals
Al Morse (Spock’s Beard) – Guitar
Dave Meros (Spock’s Beard) – Bass
Mike Keneally (Steve Vai, Frank Zappa, ProgJect) – Guitar
Jonathan Mover (Joe Satriani, ProgJect) – Drums
Marc Bonila (Keith Emerson/Kevin Gilbert) – Guitar
Doug Wimbish (Living Colour) – Bass
Randy McStine (Porcupine Tree) – Guitars & Vocals
Lyle Workman (Todd Rundgren) – Guitar
Michael Whiteman (I Am the Manic Whale) – Guitars & Vocals


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