What does it sound like?:
This is – slightly unexpectedly – brilliant. I was a fan back in the day but haven’t heard his most recent stuff. However, for whatever reason,I took a punt on Mr Hackett’s new album, Wolflight. I have to say that I am enjoying it very much indeed. He seems to have thrown in a whole bag of influences – his trademark prog guitar, orchestras, choirs, some classical guitar, probably a kitchen sink too. And it all works. Wolflight is never less than melodic and tasteful – and is often downright exciting.
What does it all *mean*?
Jings, I don’t know. That I’m regressing? Oh, you mean the album? Ah, that musicians long in the tooth are still capable of flashes of brilliance.
Goes well with…
A mug of Earl Grey and some Quality Street, if this evening chez Cakes is any guide.
Might suit people who like…
The last Opeth album, Porcupine Tree. You know the drill.