Often unfairly underrated and viewed as a jobbing journeyman much more than his talents merit, Lloyd-Langton’s tenure with the mothership Hawkwind has also proved a difficult shadow to emerge from.
Huw Lloyd-Langton’s LLG: Hard Graft
Into the wild blue yonder.
There’s an accomplished maturity in the songwriting and a sense of acceptance and peace to these superior, largely laid-back workouts, packed with Langton’s familiar echo-drenched solos. It’s the blues, however, rather than oscillating sequencers that provide the bedrock for the occasional cosmic excursion.
Hey Mama and A Dream are reminiscent and worthy of Gary Moore-era Thin Lizzy, while a closing trio of sparse acoustic instrumentals could have been plucked from Ry Cooder’s Paris, Texas soundtrack.
A couple of misfires (reggae, rapping) aside, Langton seems to have found his mojo. It suits him.