Yes, I know… Another review of an old Porcupine Tree album, but I just couldn’t resist! Released back in the year 1999, the album that came out three years later after my favourite album Signify.
This is a tough album to review. Not because it’s not my taste or that it isn’t good, but this is an album that demands your full attention and needs quite a few spins. There’s a lot happening in the music, even though most of the music is mostly on the calm and serene side.
Grappling is the fourth studio album made by American band The Tea Club. I never heard their previous albums, and the album sleeve left me guessing what kind of music it might be. The artwork looks simple but is somehow an eye catcher. When you fold out the lyric sheet that’s in the album sleeve you get to see a complete artwork on the back of it. Very beautifully done!
What, another personal playlist already? Yes, another one, because there’s so much great music to share with you guys!
Yes, why not? I listen to a lot of new music, old music, weird music… Any kind of music! I discover a lot of new music thanks to the albums I get from Background Magazine/artists & bands to review, but sometimes I make time to explore both new and old music by myself. Here’s a selection of what I’m listening to recently…
Earth And All The Universes is the fourth studio album by multi-instrumentalist Marvin B. Naylor. All songs are written, played, and produced by Marvin. He plays a variety of stringed instruments, piano, Theremin and also sings on most tracks, a real multitalented guy. Some percussion and additional production is done by Gary J. Brady.
Let’s start this review with a quote from the artist himself: Music is a journey, not a destination. This album is, indeed, a journey itself! La Grande Illusion is Matti ‘la Yne’ Laine’s debut album. All songs are written by Matti himself, and there are several guest musicians contributing on the album. The music is mostly instrumental. This album is dedicated to Mick Karn, one of my favourite bassist who passed away too soon.
Everybody’s talking about which lead vocalist did a better job for Genesis and which ‘era’ made the best Genesis music. You have the die-hard Peter Gabriel lovers who claim that Genesis was at their best back then, and you have the Phil Collins supporters who say that Phil era made better and more accessible music… And then you have me, the Ray Wilson fan! Yes, even some people who presume they’re a ‘Genesis fan’ totally forgot that the last album Genesis made was not a Phil Collins album at all, but an album with Ray Wilson.
Why stick to ‘prog’ music while there are so many other genres to discover? Of course, what is prog nowadays anyway, and sometimes I like to hear what other genres have to offer.
Today’s genre: Russian Industrial Cyber Metal!