RPWL World Through My Eyes Inside Out (2005)
Does the prospect of hearing a bunch of Bavarians with a Pink Floyd
obsession sound like about as much fun as having a BMW engineer explain the
ins & outs of the latest 7 series?
If you answered yes; you would be very wrong indeed. RPWL have produced one of the most stunning prog albums for
many a moon. So good in fact, that they just tweak the stunning Blackfield
CD released last year. For one thing, this is far from the goth-prog of
Blackfield and much more upbeat and positive. Sounding not dissimilar to
post-Waters Floyd, this lot produce lush soundscapes that are amazingly
aurally mesmerising. Like with much of Floyd's stuff I found myself drifting
off and just listening to this music. I would not recommend it for driving
music lest you want to find yourself in front of a tree.
This is stellar stuff indeed and should make this lot huge. Erstwhile
Genesis singer Ray Wilson shows up on the track 'Roses' to add a bit more
prog-cred. His presence is unnecessary and this lot do not need a celebrity
There is no need for highlights from this CD, the whole damn thing is
a highlight. Forget Mostly Autumn, RPWL are the new Floyd. I simply cannot
get enough of this CD, and suspect it will be on my iPod for many months to
come. If you like prog or are a Floyd fan then you simply must purchase this
CD. Yes, its that good.
Review by Marty Dodge