Apologies if this has been posted already but just the fact that he is still making music even if only for himself makes me happy.
What does it sound like?:
Preparation for review of Tom Bowness – Lost in the ghost light
Checklist 1. Copy of Wind and Wuthering – well worn 2. Copy of Heavy Horses and Songs from the Wood – less well worn 3. Book of glib neologisms (I suspect that would be great name for a prog group or better yet a death metal band) 4. Music cliché database
I have to confess my knowledge of TB is limited which I hope means I come to this without any baggage although the checklist above suggests otherwise.
Opener Worlds of Yesterday establishes the musician/craftsmanship credentials and tastefulness upfront. TB’s voice is familiar and comfortable, reminiscent in places of Paddy McAloon. Immediate reaction – this is nice, but will it have a change of pace as the album moves on? All very tasteful – nice organ solo, oh! and there’s Mr Anderson with his magic flute. Guitar solo next and very much a Steve Hackett solo from the mid 70’s.
Moonshot Manchild sonically gorgeous but from 4 minutes in its Tony Banks on keyboards (not a bad thing at all, just not a new thing). Proper prog length track all the » Continue Reading.