Delighted to say that a recomendation turned in to a delighful surprise. I am fascinated by this man's work and will play this to my younger brother (my favourite sounding board). The influences, I saw in an article cited at least Stravinski - probably. I certainly heard echoes of late romanticism Janaceck, Richard Strauss - also Vangellis- but then I have long felt that Vangellis fell into the classical frame (for me, maybe not you and certainly not all he has done some of which some is film music - eh Mr Korngold ) I really was enthused by King Tide / Equisite Corpse & Eleven Gates - but found Dreaming River a tad thorny, but that really is not a bad thing at all.
As to durability time will tell and at this moment I am worried that there are no more reviews - I though that there might be more enthusiasm, this man is very worthy of a lot more notice. Well what does it sound like - he floats a line and accentuates or diminishes to effect and there is a constancy of thought and frame of mind building his sound world within a semi pictorial framework or a perceived space as Buddist chant or a night raga or ghazal sets a developing mood.
I do have some modern favourites, but for me this man is the antidote to the miserable tonalities beloved of some youg composers, where music is a miserable force with lots of slammed doors.Janacek: Sinfonietta. Glagolitic Mass. Concertino. Diary of one who disappeared. Piano works. Violin sonata. CapriccioBlade Runner Trilogy 25th AnniversaryRichard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra / Till Eulenspiegels / Don Juan