The Phantom Tollbooth

Music and more from a Christian perspective

Slow down, and have your change ready

Since 1996

The steps to ultimate Genesis lead here. How can Hackett keep getting better, when there seems nowhere else to go? This one was always going to be special. I even got goosebumps watching the trailer.

Loved by critics, rock sound magpie Bruntnell writes songs about obscure subjects and Brexit. If Americana and surf had a child, fostered by psychedelic dream-pop, it might sound like this.

Cardington is the latest project from Lifesigns, a prog band that combines virtuosity with a strong melodic stance grounded in solid songwriting …

Cardington

Lifesigns

www.lifesigns.me  

LML Records
7 tracks / 49:36

Moody Blues bass player Lodge doesn’t release much under his own name and this is a best-of, drawing together band, duo and solo material.

High Standards features guitar master Mike Pachelli in a small jazz-combo setting, playing familiar standards with style, finesse, and a hint of blues for added flavor…

This set is like time travel – soulful singer-songwriter Vance recording in Alabama's iconic FAME studios, where the late Rick Hall masterminded some of the greatest sounds of the ‘sixties. It is a fine match.

Mostly Autumn’s last release Sight of Day was superb. Now they’re back – and this time it’s personal. Very personal.

Some beautiful piano here, with just the right back up from the rest of the jazz trio  

This is an exquisite package – both music and visuals have beauty and style, while trying to recover precious things being lost.

This summery piano, flute and saxes re-issue for label’s 50th anniversary meanders between jazz and classical.

This thoughtful folk collection – an English teacher’s dream – features supremely intelligent and moving content bathed in simplicity and atmosphere, often from a female perspective.

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