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Tim Bowness


Crossover Prog

3.79 | 107 ratings

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4 stars His unique universe in all its extensions.

To approach Tim Bowness´music, there are some simple rules. His passion for melancholy dresses much of his work. Simplicity first, exhuberance after. Tim Bowness owns a "trademark" voice, so wherever he is, you will know! And above anything else his musical environments have always his underlined unique signature.

Abandonned Dancehall Dreams, 2014, is no exception to these "rules", but in a massive context.

Featuring an "All-Star" band, playing along every single turn his personal language takes in this 2 cd project and delivering a very attractive and quiet finished set of scopes and styles, which he compresses and refines at his best in each one of these songs.

To tag him, for newcomers, I will certainly address the "post rock/math rock" tag first, then his (and Steven Wilson's) NO-MAN (as MEMORY OF MACHINES , CENTROZOON or his SLOW ELECTRIC project bands) and then finally the listeners who dig TALK TALK's later works, kind of a dream like "crossover" prog, taken to full length in Tim Bowness' own terms.

If I could compare this work with his previous "solo?" works (the ones listed here in PA) , I certainly will rate this one 5 stars, but in a general prog/universe this is at least ****4.5 PA stars!

admireArt | 4/5 |


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