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Highly recommended... Prog lover or not.

For those unfamiliar with the name; David "The Dave" Foster is an accomplished guitarist, perhaps best known for being a founder member of the Prog Folk band Mr So &So. But his affiliations don't stop there; in 2014 he joined Welsh Progsters, Panic Room, with whom he contributed in no short measure during their 2015 'Wildfire' tour, then on their acoustic album, 'Essence'; he's also an associate of the Steve Rothery Band, and both his electric and acoustic attributes have left a complimentary mark on each.

In addition to being an excellent musician, he's also a self-effacing individual. Take one look at the provocative cover art and you'll notice a deficiency of personal details (not even the album title is on display). This is no oversight, as Foster prefers artistic merit over personal gain (although an extra few quid would no doubt please him!). I recently asked him, "What were you aiming to achieve with Dreamless?" His reply was typical – "If it only sold one hundred copies I'd be delighted..."

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'Dreamless' follows the 2010, instrumental-dominated 'Gravity'. However, it moves away from your archetypal guitarist album, and embraces a group-like dynamic, with: Dinet Poortman and Anne-Marie Helder (PR, Karnataka) on vocals, Yatim Halimi (PR) on bass, and Stuart Browne (MS&S) on drums, to name but four. Poortman has the lion's share of the vocals though, and her lush, evocative tones are an idyllic juxtaposition alongside the deeply captivating soundscape. You can really feel Foster's blood, sweat and tears slowly emanating from each carefully crafted composition; none more so than on 'Amitriptyline' and 'Black Sunrise' – the former, a foot-stomping, drum-driven sojourn through depression, whilst the latter is a dark, tribal and enthralling epic; both songs feature mesmeric guitar breaks from Foster. Poortman also delivers two semi-acoustic ballads in 'New York Rain' and 'Lingering'; both feel like a freshly laundered onesie on the coldest winter's night. When Helder takes the mic on 'Counting Clouds' (a duet with Foster) and 'Brahma', the high standard is maintained with miniscule deviation from what's gone before. The title track sees Foster on vocals; his Steven Wilson-esque delivery is simply soothing. Finally, 'Morphine Sleep' typifies its title, and allows Foster full instrumental control to bring proceedings to an impressive conclusion

Remember "I'm Mandy Fly Me"? This album should be subtitled "I'm Prog Try Me". Highly recommended... Prog lover or not!

Dave Crompton

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