Invisible Suffering Hmmm Interesting, Cutting Edge.........Great vocals and an original compostion make this fresh and interesting indeed, not sure about the genre and thats the coolest thing about this..........Excellent! Protest Song Another interesting piece, a little more identifiable but the lyrics are keeping this from being main stream..... Thank You! Great acoustic bass in the break, I really dig this, the closest thing I can relate this to is Koop but I dont think your slicing and dicing like they do..... American Beauty I'm amazed by the originality of these songs that basically defy genre, American Beauty is no exception, very well done, with a great choice of instrumentation highlighted by great vocals...... If you dont have distribution, you should get some.....this is great stuff! Production 9 Recording 10 Vocals 10 Arrangement 9 Overall 9.5
The CD is tight, I would recommend it to anyone that has an ear for good music. Even the album artwork is appealing.
Peter Coyle Is Like A Hero I've always loved Peter Coyle's music, and I'm happy that it is finally available to the world. I love listening to "Reach for the Sun" when I'm studying; it makes me feel good. "Phoenix" reminds me of summertime in Japan. Peter Coyle is here to save us from the bad music that is on the charts.
Over 15 years on from 'No Sense Of Sin', The Lotus Eaters have finally released a follow-up and it almost seems as if they've never been away. Granted, they've acquired a penchant for space-y atmospherics but the chiming guitar and seemingly simplistic songwriting style is still very much their forte. Reaching stunningly beautiful heights on 'Feel It' (the addition of Saree Williams's vocals adding to the breathless euphoria of Peter Coyle's gentle, hushed tones). Recorded in a garage and produced by long-term associate Ronnie Stone, who helped remaster 'No Sense Of Sin', the lo-fi sound only enhances the intimacy required to make these songs sound so special. One gripe though, is the unnecessary toying with what sounds like a very cheap keyboard that often threatens to undermine the purity of their best work; in fact on 'Face Of The Century' the song is so ruined by its use of technology that it perversely becomes the most dated thing on this record. Better results arrive in the almost-acoustic joys of 'Sara' and the occasions when the keyboards are welcome as on the swirling 'Stereovision' or the cheap but cute 'Lost In Flow'. It's a slightly tainted comeback but The Lotus Eaters have served to remind us that their innocent magic is still wondrous.
The Man Who Inspired Coldplay Is Back "Reach for the Sun" is the album that Coldplay fans have been waiting for. I've played my two Coldplay albums over and over again, and I was wondering what I could listen to before the next record by Chris Martin and his companions. Peter Coyle's "Reach for the Sun" captures the summertime glow of Coldplay's shimmering ballads. Lovely lyrics and gorgeously, hopelessly romantic vocals. I highly recommend this to fans of '80s New Wave and the modern Britpop like Coldplay and Travis. You may not know Peter Coyle, but he was there first. Brilliant!