Alexander Tucker - Portal (ATP)
Alexander Tucker served his musical apprenticeship in various hardcore / post-hardcore noise bands, though you wouldn't know it from listening to his latest offering. Dreamy free-folk string arrangements and Tucker's ethereal voice mingle and, on occasion, become indistinguishable on Portal. The overall effect isn't dissimilar to John Martyn's One World album, though far less structured or song-based, it is more than its equal in the horizontal, blissed out stakes. 8/10.