Andrew Wales

Helpful votes received on reviews: 69% (47 of 68)
Birthday: 8 Sep


Top Reviewer Ranking: 320,608 - Total Helpful Votes: 47 of 68
OUT OF CHAOS ~ Dieter Meier
OUT OF CHAOS ~ Dieter Meier
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utter Genius, 21 April 2014
At the age of 69 Mr Meier releases his first "proper" solo album and it doesn't disappoint. All human life is here and songs that initially appear to be novelty items soon reveal hidden depths on repeated listening's. Each song creates its own unique and compelling atmosphere and retain all the cinematic qualities of his best work with Yello while marking out their own (very) distinct territory
Consequences ~ Peter Hammill
Consequences ~ Peter Hammill
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No peers, No equals, 19 April 2012
In his review of Peter Hammill's recent box set of live performances: Stewart Lee, the comedian and free music aficionado, refers to Hammill as a "national treasure" (the review can be accessed from [ ... ] ). "Consequences" the new studio album, is not an easy listen and is certainly not aimed at the casual listener, but put the effort in and approach it with an open mind and you will realise why this somewhat over-used accolade is actually merited in Hammill's case.

Hammill's music does not fit into any single category and little is gained by trying to shoehorn an artist this unique and this original into some pre-defined genre. The overall mood of this work is dark and… Read more
Vivaldi: Teuzzone ~ Antonio Vivaldi
Vivaldi: Teuzzone ~ Antonio Vivaldi
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Given this is such a recent release I do seriously wonder how much consideration has been given to some of the comments made by my fellow reviewers - maybe they got advance copies! I also can't help feeling that the negative reactions may have also been coloured by Savall's previous and admittedly disappointing excursion into this territory with "Farnace". As far as I'm concerned this is a worthy addition to Naive's very very commendable series and if (like me) you've bought the others...

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