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on 20 May 2012
I wasn;t expecting to be as blown away by this as I was given it's a late period Enid album, but it's a cracker.
1. Ultraviolet Cat - chill out trancey dancey piece with a twist of romanticism
2. Little Shiners - lovely little cameo piece
3. Gateway - A Brassy fanfare in Rondo form with lovely interludes
4. Tripping The Light Fantastic - Multiple eargasms. This is a belter. Starts off with fluttery flutey foreplay before settling into a sumptuous seductive jazzy riff. Electric guitar interjections are unexpectedly masculine signal of intent, echoed by the brass before the whole thing builds up to an orchestral climax that Edward Elgar would be proud of. Then after a brief respite, the whole thing builds up again this time into a shuddering climax, followed by a lovely post musical chill out wind down...Pure Bliss
5. Freelance Human - Mind bogglingly brilliant piano concerto movement in the style of Rachmaninov. Frankly the playing is breathtaking and if arranged for orchestra and piano would be right up there with Richard Addinsell's Warsaw Concerto
6. Dark Hydraulic - not my fave track but interesting all right
7. The Biscuit Game - yet another stunning RJG adagio
A great orchestral tour de force, minus the orchestra of course...