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3.24 | 14 ratings | 1 reviews | 21% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Last Year's Tattoo (3:59)
2. I Once Loved You (3:12)
3. World Afraid (3:14)
4. The Me I Knew (5:08)
5. Made See-Through (3:18)
6. Hotel Year (1:17)
7. Ian McShane (4:11)
8. Blackrock 2000 (3:47)
9. Making A Mess In A Clean Place (4:25)
10. Sleepwalker (3:51)
11. Brave Dreams (3:40)

Total time 40:02

Line-up / Musicians

- Tim Bowness / vocals, guitar (7,10), electronics (11), co-producer

- David Picking / guitar (1,11), bass (5), Wurlitzer (1,3), piano (3,5), trumpet (5), drums (1,5,10), drum machine (7), electronics (2,4,7), programming (11), co-producer & mixing
- Stephen Bennett / electric (2,7,10) & slide guitar/e-bow (1), Mellotron (1,7,9,10), Fender Rhodes (2,10), synth (3,8), bass (7,10), vocoder & snare drum (7), electronics (2), string arranger (10), co-producer
- Markus Reuter / touch bass & touch guitar (2,4), soundscapes & drum programming (2), programming & co-producer (4)
- Peter Chilvers / piano (4), synth strings (5), bass & electric piano (6), organ (8)
- Bernard Wöstheinrich / drum programming (4)
- Dan Peel / guitar (5)
- Roger Eno / harmonium (6)
- Michael Bearpark / guitar (7)
- Brian Hulse / acoustic guitar (8)
- Hugh Hopper / guitar & fuzz bass & electronics (9)
- Frank van der Kooy / saxophone (9)
- The California, Norfolk string quartet / strings (10)

Releases information

Artwork: Carl Glover

CD One Little Indian ‎- TPLP425CD (2004, UK)

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TIM BOWNESS My Hotel Year ratings distribution

(14 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(21%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(29%)
Good, but non-essential (36%)
Collectors/fans only (14%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by kev rowland
3 stars The press release for this album captures the feeling behind Tim Bowness' debut solo work really well when it says 'Calling all fans of Bowie, Sylvain, This Mortal Coil and the quintessential 4AD sound, Hammill, Walker, Drake, Tim Buckley, Eno, Marks Hollis and Eitzel, Portishead, Red House Painters and existential introspection set to a smorgasbord of 21st century beats - upbeat, downbeat or simply a heartbeat.' This is an album that is full of emotion and passion, fully laden with atmosphere and a very different take on the musical world. Tim is of course well known for his work with Steve Wilson as no-man (I have a sampler containing a song from the band when they were known as 'no man is an island except the isle of man'!).

Probably the word that best sums up this album is 'reflection', whether it is self- reflection by the listener or by the singer. This is music to drift along to, music that creates a certain ambience. One can imagine some of these songs being used in films, as there is a definite cinematic quality about them. This definitely won't be to everyone's tastes but when the latest shredder has taken away the wits and what was left of your ear drums then this would be the album to chill to.

Originally appeared in Feedback #81, October 2004

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