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FLOWERMOUTH

No-Man

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.82 | 111 ratings

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UMUR
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3 stars Flowermouth is the 2nd full-length studio album by UK experimental pop act No- Man. No-Man is a duo consisting of lead vocalist/ lyricist Tim Bowness and Porcupine Tree frontman and multi-instrumentalist Steven Wilson. Flowermouth features guest performances by prolific names such as Richard Barbieri, Chris Maitland, Mel Collins, Robert Fripp and Ben Coleman.

The music on the album is a kind of ambient experimental pop music. The atmosphere is warm and melancholic. All 9 tracks are quality compositions and even when the band flirts with dance music it actually sounds pretty great. This is a big improvement over their forgettable debut album Loveblows & Lovecries - A Confession (1993). The production is warm and detailed and help to give the songs life. Donīt expect this to sound anything like Porcupine Tree just because Steven Wilson is involved. His presence is strongly felt but No-Man is an entirely different beast.

The musicianship is strong on the album, but thatīs no surprise if youīre familiar with the talents of Steven Wilson and the guest musicians that play on the album. I assume that most drums on the album are programmed as Chris Maitland only plays drums on a couple of tracks. I wouldnīt call Tim Bowness a very distinct sounding vocalist but his calm and melancholic sounding vocals suit the music well. The addition of especially the violin by Ben Coleman is really a great asset to the sound.

Flowermouth is a good album by No-Man and if Iīm in the right mood I really enjoy it. A 3.5 star rating is deserved. Itīs close to a 4 star rating though.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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