After falling in love with Disobey
when a friend played it to me a year or so ago, I was greatly looking forward to the release of this album. And it's even better than I thought it would be.
Musically, it is absolutely stunning, and beautifully written and performed. There are echoes of early Marillion, Camel, Renaissance, a dash of Porcupine Tree and a hint of Jethro Tull, plus a couple of other teasingly familiar things that I can't quite put my finger on. The interplay between keyboards (Jim Jonhston) and guitars (Mark Spalding) is a pleasure to listen to, topped with Joe Cairney's vocals. Immediately accessible, it also repays repeated listening with its many layers of detail. It'll certainly be high in my top 10 albums for 2013.