Balloon Astronomy is a band from San Diego, California, the collaboration of Jim Ledger and Glenn Little, long-time friends who share a love of the music of the classic progressive era.
They number among their influences: Genesis, Jethro Tull, Strawbs, Mike Oldfield, Supertramp, Spock's Beard, Neil Finn, Eleven, Kevin Gilbert, Elton John, and Cat Stevens.
Their eponymous debut album features the talents of renowned musicians Mike Keneally (Mike Keneally Band), Nick D'Virgilio (Spock's Beard), Jason Smith (Jason Smith Trio), and Max Werner (Kayak).
released December 21, 2011
Written and produced by Balloon Astronomy.
Engineered by Bernie Torelli and Josquin des Pres.
Mixed by Rich Mouser and Bernie Torelli.
Mastered by Rich Mouser.
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This album has all the appeal of the best of mid to late seventies progressive rock, but is definitely not in thrall to that period either. In a new golden era of "prog", this still stands head and shoulders above the pack. Martin Ingram