A just slightly different record compared with its predecessors. Where "Shallow Grave" and "Wild Hunt" had a special raw, rough sound and were the man and his guitar, "There is no leaving now" is the man, his guitar and a little bit more.
"Shallow Grave" and "Wild Hunt" probably gave you a little bit the feeling like you were in the thirties or forties, listening to a radio where this tremendous voice with guitar sound came out. "There is no leaving now" lacks the sharpness and rawness of its two predecessors, but is a little bit more smooth. Maybe it's because TMoE uses more his semi electric guitar on his songs and because he has used a little bit more overdubs. So it is a little bit less pure acoustic and a little bit more electric. More smooth, for some songs it turns out very well, like the impressive, little-tear-in-your-eye-feeling wit two guitars songs `Revelation Blues' and `1904'. Those are powerful and will have a long lasting beauty.
With some of the guitar riffs in for example `Revelation Blues' you think: why did nobody else came with such riffs before? The piano song and album title sounds a little bit too similar to "The wild hunt" its album closer `Kids on the run'.
TMoE has produced this record himself. Personally, and compared with the other two records, I think it would be better for the record if TMoE wouldn't produce it himself. Another producer's or sound engineer's ear would help to make the record moo distinctive. Then, did the record bored me? Definitely not. I bought the record last week, listened to it every day since, preferring the first part of the record above the second part. Strange enough, the first part has the songs with more electric guitar and overdubs. Turns out that "There is no leaving now" is a good record. But it is also a record that will make you think: in which direction will he go on his next record?