What does it sound like?:
Those of you who follow Big Big Train will be aware of Peter Jones, a multi instrumentalist who records under the banner of Tiger Moth Tales (and also plays keyboards for Camel). The “Depths Of Winter” is his third studio album (after Cocoon and Story Tellers Part 1 – both worth having).
As can be assumed from the title, the theme is winter, but not overtly so – with probably only the track “Sleigh Ride” being one that wouldn’t fit being played in June!. As befits a true prog album, four of the tracks and are about or longer than 10 minutes, with “Exposure” clocking in at 14 minutes being one of the standout tracks – beautiful, melancholic and the use of brass really adding to the track. Hygge (see youtube in comments) shows the Wind & Wuthering era Genesis influences.
Superbly played (and sung) all the way through by Peter (who handles most of the instruments) with a few added guest musicians (a superb guitar solo at the end of Winter Maker by Luke Machin).
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