Guill & Jem - Two Seconds,
This 2008 album is the second collaboration between Guillermo Cazenave and Jeremy Morris, and yet again they have concentrated on creating a soundscape that is beautiful and beguiling. Both of these guys have released many albums in their own right, as well as each collaborating with others such as Anthony Phillips, so it is of no surprise that the sound is polished and that the music is inspiring. In many ways this is a release that belongs in the Seventies, bringing together the prog of Floyd and Gong with the atmospheric ambience of Eno and the electronic cinemascapes of Tangerine Dream. They use acoustic and electric 12 string guitars that at times sound like Hackett, at others Hillage, and often like Gilmour. These combine with the more restrained keyboards to create music that the listener will immerse themselves in.
If you want an album to listen to with the lights turned low, and a good brandy in your hand, then it really doesn’t get much better than this. As with all of Jeremy’s recordings this is easily purchased through his website at www.jamrecordings.com. ‘Two Seconds’ is a real delight.