With Geoff Downes splitting to reform the original lineup of Asia the current Asia members decided to carry on. GPS finds vocalist/bassist John Payne, guitarist Guthrie Govan, and drummer Jay Schellen augmented by Spock's Beard keyboardist Ryo Okumoto. Musically speaking it doesn't depart too greatly from the Asia formula with one exception which I'll get to in a moment. This is melodic, prog-inflected AOR plain and simple. What I find to be better about GPS as opposed to Asia is that I think Okumoto is a far better soloist than Downes, who I never thought had much in the way of flash. Okumoto injects the prog element that the music needs, offering up some exceptional solos (for my taste he's always been the strongest instrumentalist in SB). Nevertheless don't come here looking for a prog extravaganza. It only deviates from the formula slightly. If you are an Asia fan you're in! Funny thing - when I look at the cover I immediately think of a young Lee Sklar, the long bearded bassist that toured with Phil Collins, et al.