We have lived with TPS for over a month now, and after a many listens we are very impressed. The music is much rawer, almost Indie sounding, in comparison with Heathers M.A work, but is still very melodic with interesting lyrics, and should appeal to a wide range of music fans, not just lovers of the traditional Mostly Autumn sound.
Chris Johnson is to be congratulated for his production, as each instrument is crystal clear, especially Heathers singing, which is superb throughout. She has Soul. She has Passion. These are qualities sadly missing in much recent music.
My favourite song, so far? None, as I love all five, although the guitar in Mona Lisa has been going through my head alot! The Lyrics to "Cellophane" also deserve a mention, for being both catchy and chilling.
I'm glad that Heather has created something unique, and in her own style, for to make an M.A/Odin album would be pointless, and also, I reckon, be a let down for the listener.
It certainly is not prog, but it is genuinely progressive music, and I reckon it can be easily enjoyed by any music lover prepared to approach it with ears. I've played it to a few people, with differing tastes in music, and the consensus has been "she's good, who is it?". I hope some of them actually order a copy!
I reckon she has pulled off that difficult trick of keeping the more open minded part of her existing fanbase, as well as attracting new fans.
There has been some great music released this year, and so far TPS is the running for one of my CDs of the year, and that's up against such excvellent pieces of work as Liam Davisons album, the new Within Temptation and the latest R.E.M., not forgetting Sir David of Coverdales latest! It's that good!