Price: £7.99
Format: cd
Artist: Henry Fool
CatNo: KSCOPE278

 

The Kscope edition of Henry Fool's long unavailable debut album from 2001.
 
Remastered by award-winning engineer Andy Jackson, this version comes with new artwork by I Monster's Jarrod Gosling and a booklet featuring sleeve notes by founder members Tim Bowness and Stephen Bennett.
 
A distinctive combination of 60's/70's Progressive influences (Gabriel-era Genesis/Pink Floyd/Soft Machine), Ambient experiments and hard-hitting group improvisations (King Crimson/Mogwai/Miles Davis), the album was released 12 years prior to its critically acclaimed successor Men Singing.
 
Alongside Bennett and Bowness, other contributions come from Brian Eno collaborator Peter Chilvers, No-Man live guitarist Michael Bearpark, Myke Clifford (sax/flute) and Pendragon/Steve Hackett drummer Fudge Smith.
 
Two tracks were mixed by Steven Wilson, Tim Bowness's partner in No-Man.
 
'A nice blend that takes inspiration from the rich symphonic source of the late 60s-early 70s with references to Genesis, Pink Floyd and Soft Machine and group improvisations a la King Crimson'- IO Pages
 
'Consummate musicians all, the Fool can turn their hand to any genre they fancy'- Record Collector
 
'The music stretches from Porcupine Tree like soft dreamy prog all the way to sharp edged King Crimson noise. Strongly recommended'The Missing Piece (US)
 
A damn good album, modern but with traditional touches' - Andy Thompson (Ultimate Mellotron Recordings List)
 
'Proves that the ideas fired by the wild-eyed enthusiasm of the 1960s can still be relevant in a contemporary framework'- Progress (US)
 
Including the smooth enchanting voice of Tim Bowness, this makes for an interesting album for anyone into No-Man and Porcupine Tree. Highly recommended'- New Horizons
 

 

1. Friday Brown (1:04)
2. Bass Pig (3:00)
3. Poppy Q (2:43)
 
Lateshow:
4. a) Midnight Days (2:21)
5. b) Blindman One (1:14)
6. c) Poppy Z (3:05)
7. d) Blindman Two (2:11)
8. e) Grounded (4:37)
 
9. The Laughter That Turned To Ice (3:46)
10. Jazz Monkey (2:59)
11. Judy On The Brink (3:12)
12. The David Warner Wish List (3:50)
13. Heartattack (3:46)
14. The Mellow Moods Of Malcolm Mcdowell (6:53)
15. Dreamer's Song (3:46)
16. Tuesday Weld (3:01)