TIM BOWNESS - Abandoned Dancehall Dreams

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock, Singer-Songwriter | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 161 / 6-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Inside Out | Autor: BSV

As long as Steven Wilson is busy with himself, a new no-man album is unlikely. no-man singer Tim Bowness uses the time for his second solo album. On "Abandoned Dancehall Dreams" he has extended his delicate and delicate songs to large art rock tracks. Of course he also cultivates his proven, intimate songwriting. "Waterfront" or "Dancing For You" are the best examples of this, but already offer fine string orchestra arrangements or guitar solos. Often a violin soulates, thus replacing the guitar. Piano miniatures enmesh Bowness' voice. "The Warm-Up Man Forever" and "Smiler At 50" offer loud drums and basses, weird violin escapades and even walls of sound. "I Fought Against The South" is melancholy with famous strings and a furious dynamic alternating between sound and silence. "Beaten By Love" surprises with harsh guitars. Prominent support was sure to come from Bowness: Steven Wilson on mixer, Pat Mastelotto on drums and Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) on bass. But the central focus of Bowness is and remains his singing.

Top Track: I Fought Against The South

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