What does it sound like?:
Almost ten years since his last solo outing, David Gilmour returns to the fray with his fourth studio album. The overall feel of the album is as languid and laid back as you would expect, the trademark guitar is firmly in place and his voice seems as good as ever despite his now advancing years.
Whenever Gilmour is involved the inevitable comparison with Pink Floyd will arise, but this work bears much more resemblance to 2006’s On An Island than to last year’s posthumous Floyd release The Endless River.
The strongest piece here by far, A Boat Lies Waiting, is a tribute to the late lamented Richard Wright – music, lyrics, spoken samples all gel perfectly.
Other tracks cover ground as diverse as jazz influences all the way through to more ambient sounding instrumentals
Lyrically Polly Samson’s words can sometimes fail to hit the mark, but more often than not she manages to pitch it just right.
If there is a criticism, it is that some of the songs end just as they seem about to build up a head of steam and turn into something bigger and grander.
Overall though this is a » Continue Reading.