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Lynn Stokes & Sol Surfers


Crossover Prog

3.27 | 28 ratings

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kev rowland
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3 stars Although this may sound like a duo, Sol Surfers is actually the name of Lynn Stokes' band, which includes both a saxophonist and a flautist among others. Now that is out of the way, what about the album title? 'Terra Nocturne' can be translated to "nocturnal land", while of course 'nocturnal' translates to "done, active, or occurring at night". So, we have a land at night, hence the picture of the moon on the cover, or is perhaps a bit more than that? Often, bands are influenced by those who have gone before, some more than others, but it is somewhat unusual to come across a band who seem to have been influenced by just one album from that band. Yep, here we have a group who are influenced not just by Pink Floyd, but very much by the classic 'DSOTM'.

Part of me feels that this is a sacrilege and that this 2008 album should be taken out and destroyed, however there is a larger part of me who is really enjoying listening to this and that is the side that wins! This album passed me by at the time, and the same must have been true for everyone else as this appears to have been their latest release, but they are still gigging so hopefully there will be something new in the future. Although heavily influenced by Roger et al, this is an original piece of work and in the lack of the masters themselves is something that any Floyd fan would enjoy. For more details visit

kev rowland | 3/5 |


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