the astonishing talent of this multi-instrumentalist knows no bounds & here he showcases five movements for voice, piano & string trio that he wrote to commemorate the re-opening of Manchester Central Library in 2014.
Each movement is written about a different piece of literature, exploring the value he sees in each work & the impression it has made on him. It might sound terribly highbrow but this is a collection of wonderfully jagged baroque-prog-pop epics that whilst not being as immediately challenging or cacophonous as some of the work on is 2 previous albums, still provides plenty to stimulate those of us who are drawn to his fiercely inventive compositions. This might be a slightly more mellow affair but with a Jeff Buckley-esque vocal delivery & Richard Dawson-like discordance, he'll not be soundtracking dinner parties any time soon, thankfully.
- Could She Still Draw Back
- Living With Your Ailments
- A Particle Of Flesh Refuse The Consummation of Death
- The Mute Wide-Open Eye Of All Things
- The Cure for Pneumothorax