Tim Story – In Another Country
Label: Uniton Records – U 009
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre: Electronic, Classical
Style: Modern Classical, Ambient
Insanely beautiful, highly intimate modern classical / ambient masterpiece from American born composer Tim Story. Originally released on cassette in '82 this Norwegian vinyl edition remains the best known, and despite the somewhat recent surge in interest in ambient music, seems to have dodged the discogs hype machine (whilst still being relatively difficult to come across in the UK). Musically it stands shoulder to shoulder with any of Fripp & Eno's best work (see electric guitar on title track - a certain nod to 'Evening Star'), whilst other pieces deploy some deadly tinkering on the old ivories which will certainly tug on the heartstrings of any Harold Budd fans. If you're still not convinced, the feathered drum machine chug and gauzy melodies on 'Alphonso's Mistake' should seal the deal but more than anything this one has that unique, private feel of being made just for you. Highest recommendation. (Vinyl & Sleeve NM).