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Henry Fool


Crossover Prog

3.58 | 38 ratings

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4 stars This is an interesting album with a variety of sounds. There are plenty of ambient keyboard sounds, sometimes soothing, sometimes unsettling, which can suddenly morph into wild,jazzy passages, and before you know it, you are into a short, well constructed song, impeccably crooned by Tim Bowness. Don't expect spectacular guitar solos, but you will find jangling guitar chords and short staccato phrases,which are all the more effective for thir understatedness. I was particularly impressed by Fudge Smith's drumming, especially his exquisite drum-rolls on 'Jazz Monkey'. Myke Clifford also delivers a stunning performance on sax, flute and clarinet, while the keyboard work is excellent throughout.

The tracks are short, and well-constructed. I found it best to listen on headphones to appreciate the composition of each piece. The only trach which outstays its welcome is the longest one, ' The Mellow Moods of Malcolm McDowell', but even it is not lacking in interest.

The album is similar to Porcupine Tree at times, and at others, reminiscent of Somnambulist. An enjoyable, relaxing and interesting cd.

dmwilkie | 4/5 |


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