The Complete Diary Of A Plastic Box
"The Things I See" (SJPCD168)
The recording is a testament to Holdsworth's writing and to Husband's not inconsiderable skills as a pianist as he refashions ten of Holdsworth's compositions...Maybe it's because Holdsworth is so careful at crafting his tunes that people can't see past the detailed arrangements to the broader potential of the material, but Husband clearly does, and hopefully The Things I See will encourage others to do the same.
John Kelman, All About Jazz (November 2004)
...what we have is a pianist interpreting music originally produced by an avant-garde guitarist and the result is something that works magnificently...It is music that takes the listener on a voyage, one that can have unexpected twists yet at the same time is always safe and interesting.
Feedback (November 2004)
"The Complete Diary Of A Plastic Box" (SJPCD252)
…sounds like what
would happen if avant gard pioneer Edward Varese decided to make an album of
poly-rhythmic improvisational jazz fusion vignettes…Husband's unique
electronic instrumental e-jazz makes for a wildly adventurous, yet
completely captivating 'soundtrack' experience.
…the set is highly evocative, an exploration of mood-inducing music that feels cohesive, even though it's quite diverse…one which jazz fans in particular will find fascinating.
Interesting fluid instrumentals presented with precise attention to
strong sense of melody, groove and texture…a welcome return of an album
that should have received more attention at the time…
challenging and intriguing body of work on which the good outweighs the
like what would happen if avant garde pioneer Edward Varese decided to
make an album of poly-rhythmic improvisational jazz fusion
vignettes…Husband's unique electronic instrumental e-jazz makes for a
wildly adventurous, yet completely captivating 'soundtrack' experience.
Musically the album is a collection of small motifs...it can come across
as disjointed but taken in it entirety I'd have to say I like it...