This is the third outing by Chris (Short for Dutch multi musician: Christiaan Bruin) regarding solo work, he also works as a musician (Drummer) in Sky Architect, a progressive rockband! Having heard and very much enjoyed his second album: " Making sense" (2010) with very progressive tendencies, I was very excited about this new album! Even though this new fare is excellent, it is not quite what I expected!! Chris have seen fit to search new musical grounds, thus not so much prog as...dare I say it ..I would have loved/liked and I guess, all of those who enjoyed his second brilliant album with hints and nods to 60´& 70´prog! Still the level of quality here is very high. Way beyond many releases of general prog output, even though Chris has seen fit to use drum´n´bass here and there and the occasional pop sequence (not a bad idea, mind you I like pop when well done ) but executed in such a manner that even "old grouch" here likes it after several listenings ! For this is one of those releases that will creep up on you..eventually! Yes I have heard this outing quite frequently these past days, that I actually have got some fav tracks: "Colours Come To Life" / "The Sky Falls Down" / "Stars Align" and "Nowhere To Go".
So a recommended album for those of you whom are new to this fine artist and liked the above. For those of you loved the 2010 release " Making Sense" give this a chance and a whirl, you might be pleasantly surprised, as I was, after all!!
Chris wrote the music, lyrics, produced and played almost everything and anything here!!
Great cover art!!