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3.43 | 700 ratings

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2 stars Stationery Traveller: an album that manages to capture the awe inspiring experience of walking through aisles of reams of blank paper, envelopes, pencils and paper clips.

The album begins with Pressure Points, a slightly Pink Floyd-ish but all to short instrumental piece. With a nice Andrew Latimer guitar solo, this track is the only one on the album that I can bear listening to repeatedly.

The rest is a pile of eighties synth-pop, that most closely reminds me of Roger Hodgson's post Supertamp work. You know. Fairly well crafted, but immediately forgettable pop songs.

If there was more than a faint hint of prog here (and no, slightly weird eighties synth sounds don't qualify), I might have rated this better. But no. This is what was wrong with 80's music.

Evolver | 2/5 |


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