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    Tim Bowness "lost in the ghost light"

    Spotify listen:

    Ruby/Jerome will love this one I suspect!...
    picked this one because i'd not heard of him,
    wonder if he'd pick me because hes never heard of me???
    UK prog rock/art rock guy...
    fourth solo album...
    previously working with Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree)...
    favourite track not available in "nowhere good to go"...
    nice album, I like it

    from the album:


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    ^ Good 70s feel here! Leave it to Steven !
    " WHEN I WAS FIVE YEARS OLD, MY MOTHER ALWAYS TOLD ME THAT HAPPINESS WAS THE KEY TO LIFE. WHEN I WENT TO SCHOOL, THEY ASKED ME WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP. I WROTE DOWN "HAPPY". THEY TOLD ME I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THE ASSIGNMENT AND I TOLD THEM THEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND LIFE."

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    yea that's a keeper for sure

    surprised you didn't mention the Bowie/Floyd feel on most of it

    what's up with the lack of Youtube clips
    only yours and this one are available
    I like them both
    in fact I like the whole album

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    no comment from Jerome/Ruby yet...would have thought theyd have really liked this album...
    I guessed they missed it???

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    ^I think I did listen when you posted this CH, but wasn’t smitten. I have now listened to the whole album, and it’s pleasant enough, yet nothing about it excites me, sorry to say. In fact, on second thoughts, although he is to be commended for vocals that are clearly and perfectly enunciated and lyrics that are not at all shabby, which makes a marvellous change, the perpetual hush and whisper might become downright annoying, especially since there’s not a single instrumental to alleviate the melancholy!

    To me it sounds formulaic and somewhat clichéd; monotonous (even with IA and his heavy metal instrument, yet again! He pops up in the strangest places!) and is too much of a ‘’borrow” from the real progressive greats who have gone before. There is an element of magic that I personally feel is missing. Same old, same old – the thrill is gone. Yes, it’s beautifully put together and the concept is great, but it’s like being trapped in a giant, still wet watercolour painting … awash in a pastel symphony with no bold colour. In fairness, these guys, Bowness, Steven Wilson, etc., are technically beyond reproach but they simply don’t do it for me. I dunno … maybe I prefer flawed! Lol! Straying outside the lines. There is just nothing here that sets him apart IMHO, however, having formed my own opinion and then looking at reviews after the fact, it appears I am a lone voice crying in the wilderness.

    Cynical and jaded it may be, but I have the same opinion in respect of most music – sadly, there is little to nothing new under the sun.
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    lol
    guess she told us
    “A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.”
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    oh well, I asked for an opinion and I got one...

    thanks Ruby, as always, forthright and brutally honest.

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    ^Could have been less brutal!
    Sorry Tim.
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    Lol.............

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