Chris Forsyth - All Time Present album
Chris Forsyth is one such dude. Where do we pitch him? Tom Verlaine with more guile, Richard Thompson without the vocals possibly even Steve Hillage. He is a strange amalgam of all three but is certainly not short of ideas. Either solo as in this case or with his Solar Motel Band he always has something new to say. On his Solar Motel band album Rarity of Experience he went down the Miles Davis/John McLaughlin route on The first ten minutes of cocksucker blues. On the last album Dreaming the Non-Dream the title track went into dance territory with the title track having Stevie Wonder Echoes. All different styles all very pleasant until the penultimate track (Living on) Cubist Time which has a circular motif with a slightly Moorish feel. All the has gone before the final track is a prelude to 20 minutes of sheer brilliance. Techno Top has more than a nod to the Techno of its title.
The album starts off with what Forsyth does best - Tomorrow Might As Well Be Today is a sweeping yet straightforward instrumental track that sets the scene for the rest of the album. It’s immediately countered with the 9-minute long Mystic Mountain, a dark, moody journey of a song that sees Forsyth introducing vocals for added depth. Forsyth is joined by bassist Peter Kerlin, t Shawn Edward Hansen and drummer Ryan Jewell on All Time Present, which also features guest appearances from Rosali Middleman and Jeff Zeigler
While Forsyth is mindful to retain his more spontaneous impulses, this wonderfully intense set is dominated by "Techno Top", a pounding 20-minute groove that recalls both Talking Heads and Television.
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|1||Tomorrow Might As Well Be Today|
|3||The Man Who Knows Too Much|
|5||The Past Ain't Passed|
|6||New Paranoid Cat|
|7||(Livin' On) Cubist Time|
|NOQO62-1||Chris Forsyth||All Time Present (2xLP, Album)||No Quarter||NOQO62-1||US||2019|