Marsh has recorded three albums so far with his band The Autumn Ghost ("The Fragile State Of Inbetween", 2008, "Dulcima", 2009, and "The Blue Hour", 2012) and has also been on Opium Cartel and the Caucasus. Now he presents his first solo album, "Sentinent", which he worked on intensively for two years. The British musician, who lives in Norway, is much more personal in the nine songs than in the band context, and his rather dense, at first somewhat bulky music is rather melancholic. Marsh's trademark is his elegiac, sometimes octave-doubled vocals, which once again significantly intensify the emotional sound carried by (vintage) keyboard instruments. The whole thing, although not presented in such a filigree way, reminds us of the epics of Gazpacho in its contemplative song-installation. Only rarely does Marsh get a little more out of himself, like on "In The Sand" or "Last November", which, laid back and with subtle jazz swabs, seems the most mature and convincing and with its breathy vocals reminds us of The White Birch.
Top track: Last November