Scott Tracy

"Morse man"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (3 of 4)
Location: St Albans England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 658,098 - Total Helpful Votes: 3 of 4
Kaleidoscope ~ Transatlantic
Kaleidoscope ~ Transatlantic
This is a superb album. I deliberately had a few listens before reviewing it- as on hearing things a few times you get a more balanced view. When you listen to any music for the first time the only bearing you have is to relate it to things you've heard before. With this latest offering right from the off with the first track, 'Into the Blue', there is a real urgency and a sense that these guys have got something to say. They are certainly not just going through the motions as there is real inspiration that comes from the ensemble of 4 musicians at the top of their game.
'The Whirlwind' (their last album) was a hard act to follow but I feel they have succeeded and also this new album… Read more
Desolation Rose -2cd- ~ The Flower Kings
Desolation Rose -2cd- ~ The Flower Kings
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I'm afraid I would have difficulty in giving anything that Roine Stolt has done less than a 5 star rating as I haven't found anyone who comes close to his musical creativity and prowess in the world of prog rock or rock in general for that matter. The Flower Kings new offering of Desolation Rose follows on neatly in sound and recording from their previous release Banks of Eden-whether it reaches the heights of The Sum of No Evil, which to me is their seminal work, is debateable (the reviewer before who referred to "the Sum" period as being formulaic is so mistaken- Mozart spent his life working under the strict constraints of the concerto, symphony etc. but this didn't stop him… Read more