I never really got in to Tim Burness' work. I heard of him when he did Burnessence back in the eighties. But it never really appealed to me. So I lost track of him.
Later on (2015) he released a digital version of this album on Bandcamp. I missed that though., so when I got this CD I even mistook him for Tim Bowness. Shame on me.
This album can be described as a collection of songs, some poppy (These Are The Days, What's Going On In Your Head?) some spherical (Round And Round, Dreaming Of A New World), some even quite silly (Grass Is Greener, The Messenger). I can't say all compositions are quite strong but there is a nice diversity in music on this album so it won't bore. But nevertheless I sometimes lost my attention during my listening sessions. I had the same with later albums of Pendragon (nice mention: ex. Pendragon member Fudge Smith plays the drums on this CD) and Tomas Dolby. Why these names? The music of Mr. Burness on this album reminds me of them. Furthermore I like the use of nice nineties synths throughout the album.
All in all a nice album, worth listening, but don't expect anything shockingly new.
I'd like to meet this Monty Oxymoron, excellent Theremin playing on Unlike Any Other.
*** Erik van Os (edited by Tracy van Os van den Abeelen)
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