Thursday, February 11, 2010

No-Man Haunts with "Schoolyard Ghosts"

Originally posted on September 9, 2008

Brooding, sitting in your bedroom wondering “What the…” about life and the universe, that’s the sort of mood captured well by post-progressive pop-rockers No-Man in their new, sixth release Schoolyard Ghosts (K-Scope). The band is Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson and a host of well chosen side-musicians.

This is another CD that does not project a “Gee, I’m so happy” vibe. It is memorable, though, poetic, haunting in its way. The package consists of a conventional stereo mix and a DVD with a 5:1 mix and some videos. It fits a mood. It has a definite sound that’s long and lingering on the mental palate, like the cerebral-emotional equivalent of a good red wine.

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