Fish – Open Water
Posted on Oct 4th, 2007 by Alan @ 3:30 pm

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I got Fish’s new album 13th Star two or three weeks ago, and wanted to post something from it straight away, but decided to wait until I was further through the site rebuild first – I’d always been reluctant to post new releases, but now that the files are in an embedded streaming player rather than being available for download I’ve relaxed that rule.

13th Star is a really top class albu, Fish is right at the top of his game and this one is up there with Sunsets On Empire as one of the finest things he’s done since going solo. The album was jointly written with his bass player Steve Vantsis, and as a result it’s a very rhythmic record. There’s not a weak track on it, my favourite tracks are probably “Zoe 25” and “Arc Of The Curve” (the first runs almost seamlessly into the second, although they both work well in isolation) – but as those two tracks aren’t truly representative of the album I’ve chosen a track from side 2 (showing my age now!) which is a more typical taste of the album.

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The album is only available direct from Fish’s web shop at the moment, but a retail release (without the companion DVD) is planned for early next year.

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