Reviews for our Held by Trees collaboration.

The reception to the collaboration has been exceptional, and without exception, positive. When I first heard about the project, I was worried that people might think it’s some sort of attempt at a continuation, (it is resolutely not and it being an instrumental work is totally intentional). I could see what was being done was something totally different. Something other, inspired by that first emergent post rock sound.

What it is is a group of people who adore the original Talk Talk albums, and Pink Floyd, Roxy Music, Led Zeppelin, Sigur Ros, Boards of Canada and many other bands who wanted to contribute something as a tribute to the inspiration those Talk Talk albums have given us all. In my case, this also goes back further to the early albums, one of which indirectly gave the inspiration for Pale on the Unknown Replica.

The success of the album is entirely due to the generosity of the collaborators and the veterans on the album. I played a very small part in it all, but I’m pleased that people loved what I did on Wave after Wave. You can hear the incredible influence of Phill Brown’s masterful mixing. I have to admit I was completely overwhelmed to see Phill listening to my contribution and making it sound so beautiful. There is some sort of majick he does with sound that is indescribable.