Some Good Moments, but you have to dig deep...
L. Cornell | Layton UT, USA | 12/25/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"A collection of "TV and library music," almost all of this is electronic music. No vocal tracks. Some guitar snippets. Most of this is song fragments. Recommended only for diehards, or those who like Ant's electronic works particularly. I wasn't very impressed, although at times I found it an odd and interesting collection of song fragments..."
Good for what it is
Rhindle The Red | Rochester, NY USA | 08/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Finger Painting is an eclectic mix of oddball music from founding Genesis member Anthony Phillips. Although certainly not for everyone, this collection opens up the world of Phillips' television and other odd work to those of us (especially in the U.S.) who have not gotten a chance to see the works they come from. I certainly wouldn't consider this to be essential Phillips music. Much of it is uninteresting divorced from its source material. Titles such as "Lord of the Smoking Mirror" and "After the Rain" seem as if they could be backdrop for just about anything. The Suites all fare better, progessing well and standing on their own quite nicely. I am also quite fond of the three songs that close out the disc, as they are nice, simple instrumentals. All in all, this album is what it says it is: a collection of Television and Library Music. If that's something you'd like to hear, this is something you should buy."