Roger O'Donnell Songs From The Silver Box

Roger O'Donnell Songs From The Silver Box
Former keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs and Thompson Twins, but most well known as the Cure's only designated keyboard player (playing on Disintegration, Wild Mood Swings, Bloodflowers and The Cure), Roger O'Donnell returns with the follow-up to his 2006 debut, The Truth In Me. A mostly instrumental affair, O'Donnell exclusively uses his Moog Voyager to craft sweeping and meek soundscapes. Reuniting with vocalist Erin Lang (the daughter of April Wine's bass player) for the brittle "Tiny Pieces of You" and lingering "Musique Pour Irakli," Songs From The Silver Box includes new collaborations from Australian pop star Lenka on the trip-hop-inspired "In Your Hands Now." The remainder of the LP is filled with heavily stylized, sprawling compositions ranging from the Moon Safari-esque "The Prince of Time" to the Four Tet-lite thump of "Falling." So far, O'Donnell's solo career can best be described as inspired and focused, a stark contrast from the retirement funded output of his former cronies. (Great Society)