Gear: SVT-2PRO, SVT-810E
For nearly 40 years Yes have been one of most renowned progressive rock groups in the world, having built an international following around transcendent melodies and intricately layered arrangements. Yes pioneered the use of synthesizers and was one of the first to incorporate classical music principles into its stylistic, sci-fi hybrid of sounds and effects.
Chris Squire, founding member and bassist, is instrumental in anchoring Yes’ sweeping artistry, maneuvering the band’s multifaceted chord and time signatures with master craftsman ease; his signature riff on the FM radio staple “Roundabout” is one of rock’s most distinctive bass lines.
Yes’ musical zenith culminated with the 1973 release of Close To the Edge, and an eventual two-disc set containing only four songs (at 20 minutes each) called Tales From the Topographic Ocean. The title track is a benchmark for Squire’s brilliant and melodic bass improvisation.