Friday, March 5, 2021

Richard Barbieri / Tim Bowness - Flame (1994)


Artful, nocturnal melancholy featuring the vocal stylings of Tim Bowness, who as far as I know hasn't stopped being sad since at least the early 90s. If you had told a 16-year-old me that I'd end up liking the same kind of sleekly produced, middle-aged sad sack music that my dad forced me to listen to in the car on the way to school, I probably would've quoted "Life Sentence" at you and skulked away to smoke cigarettes with my faux-hippie girlfriend and assure myself that I would never, ever be like my dad -- who, it turns out, was right all along.

Track listing:
1. A Night in Heaven
2. Song of Love and Everything Part I and II
3. Brightest Blue
4. Flame
5. Trash Talk
6. Time Flown
7. Torch Dance
8. Feel

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  1. I'll give this a go cuz I've seen Barbieri play with Porcupine Tree.

  2. Another amazing post!
    Thanks You...

  3. Barbieri needs to play with David Sylvian. That's what this reminds me of a bit.