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Alan Reed - Honey On The Razor’s Edge album review

Album Review

Clarity and confidence on album number two.

Ex-Pallas man Alan Reed has a lot on his mind. Like many of the prog practitioners featured in these pages he has a busy day job, a family – and the crushing, soul-sapping weight of reality lying heavy on his shoulders. The fact that this album exists at all is testament to prog’s ability to flourish in the face of that daily grind. This music makes its world in hidden places, planting seeds in the cracks, so while Reed – in his capacity as a news producer for the BBC – has had his hands full documenting the current hell-in-a-handcart geopolitical scenario, his stolen moments have been spent diligently cultivating this second full-length.

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