- Published: Friday, 09 May 2014 22:37
By Kev Rowland (MLWZ)
For those trying to work out why the name is familiar, it is because Ian has been at the helm of Strangeways for many years. But here he has taken all of his influences and released a solo album that is quite different from what he has been doing with the band.
This album screams maturity, with a heart and groove that is missing from the shallowness of much that is played on the radio these days. While that can be described as plastic, this instead is a rich mahogany that has been lovingly polished time and again so that the patina is rich and full of depth.