Tavus Korabi, born in Tehran and raised in London, has been the secret weapon of the British (alternative) prog scene for several years. First he was co-founder of The Monsoon Bassoon, then went to the Cardiacs dissolved in 2008 and is also active with Guapo and Gong. He also collected enough ideas to release his first album Knifeworld in 2009. Subsequently, he expanded his one-man project into an eight-piece band, which is also used on "The Unravelling". The Empty Room Was Once Alive", a piece with an avant-garde and psychedelic touch, is a bit out of the ordinary in the context of the album, as Korabi's strength lies more in the writing of prog songs, which have numerous corners and edges and are sometimes loosened up by shrewd brass phrases ("Don't Land On Me"). "Send Him Seaworthy" reveals a certain sympathy for Andy Partridge's former band XTC and "I Can Teach You How To Lose A Fight" moves between Porcupine Tree and moderate King Crimson - Knifeworld are welcome to continue here.
Top Track: I Can Teach You How To Lose A Fight