9 Songs, 56 Minutes

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Ralf Cairn ,

Sublime indeed.

BJ Cole is as Sting described him "The World's Greatest Pedal Steel Player". This album in many way shows why. Firstly because BJ has taken the pedal steel far from it's traditional context and has fully explored the extent of the instrument. (He's played with everyone from Dolly Parton to Depeche Mode) The pedal steel playing is beautiful, lush, atmospheric and moody with a host a moods. Also BJ illustrates here how he so perfectly places the pedal steel within an arrangement, it blends, enhances and drives the music with the occasional soar into the fore. This album is not what you may expect. It is by no means a 'soloist' of the pedal steel with a backing, but instead 9 crafted, ambient instrumental tracks. More akin to work of Eno or Sylvian but with less 'ego'. Sublime music indeed.

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