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John Martyn


Prog Folk

4.02 | 66 ratings

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Chris S
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4 stars Richard Thompson, David Pegg just to mention a few special contributors to Solid Air....Solid Air was one of those distinctive releases that hold it's head up on high for bringing rare, precious music to the people. Prog Folk is best suited for John Martyn from a genre perspective but at times he would musically play anything but! The kind of artist you can categorize but end up being perplexed due to his strong ability to confuse by never getting stuck in a rut,the opener " Solid Air" introduces Martyn's distinct vocal traits, hypnotically laid back over several soundscapes to infuse droning harmonies, emotional beacons and bumbling frailties....vulnerability for true artists speak volumes. The music not only on the title track, but throughout is fragile to say the least.

John Martyn delivers emotion in many songs especially the title track, the self emphatic ' Go Down Easy" and the beuatifully fragile 'May You Never". I think this album is, amongst it's peers, up there with the finest. A great contrubution to sound and listening, an abstract, unusual contribution to Prog music but so valid nevertheless. This is one of his finest releases. Enjoy if you can. Four solid stars.

Chris S | 4/5 |


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