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The Turning of the World
4

4

Stars

The Turning of the World

Tiger Moth Tales

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UK

In the coming weeks, while not strictly within the prog domain, we'll be treated to fresh offerings from notable names in the prog universe. D’Virgilio, Morse & Jennings are on the horizon with their aptly named “Sophomore,” releasing on November 10th. A tad earlier, on October 6th, we’ll be graced by Peter Jones’ latest addition to the Tiger Moth Tales catalog, "The Turning of the World.”

A linchpin in the contemporary prog scene, Pete Jones juggles his time between his solo project, Tiger Moth Tales, and contributing significantly to bands like Camel and Cyan.

"The Turning of the World" can be viewed as a sibling album to 2020's "The Whispering of the World.” Both albums veer from traditional prog, opting for evocative storytelling through melodic passages. Just as "The Whispering of the World" gave us memorable pieces like "Lost to the Years," its successor doesn't disappoint either.

Rich with an acoustic ambiance, "The Turning of the World" is an ode to adaptation in a constantly evolving world. Jones revisited his early passion of crafting songs on the acoustic guitar for this album, noting the comfort and familiarity it brought him.

Tiger Moth Tales

...this record by Peter Jones is a must-have. His unparalleled skill in weaving narratives through melodies provides a refreshing deviation from our regular prog fare.

The album addresses themes from revolutions and rapid technological advances to deeply personal events. Songs like 'You Reached For My Hand' shine a light on his personal experiences, such as navigating through his father's recent illness.

Jones' music often nods to cherished memories of loved ones who have left us, all while pondering the unpredictability of the future. Yet, even amid the solemnity, tracks like ‘So Wonderful To Be Alive’, ‘The Beautiful People Of Münchwald’, and ‘All I Need Today’ encapsulate gratitude for life's treasured moments and cherished individuals, underscoring the continuity of life as the world "keeps turning.”

Reiterating our sentiment from 2020 when we reviewed “The Whispering of the World,” this record by Peter Jones is a must-have. His unparalleled skill in weaving narratives through melodies provides a refreshing deviation from our regular prog fare.

While D’Virgilio, Morse & Jennings' album also promises to be a delight, we at Prog Radio won't confine ourselves to strict genre boundaries. Expect to hear select tracks from these stellar albums that resonate with the spirit of Prog Radio. Stay tuned and immerse yourself in these auditory gems!

4 Stars.

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Oct 6, 2023
57 min (Bonus CD 60 min)
The Turning Of The World • Try • The Snail, The Horse And The River • The Beautiful People Of Münchwald
• You Reached For My Hand • All I Need Today
Kevin Carmony
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