Donal Coghlan and Gerry Leonard - Pure Genius!
Phillip C. Hayes | Little Rock, Arkansas | 05/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've had the good pleasure of listening to this CD and being a fan of this band since 1990, when I worked at a radio station and this CD was one of the cutouts. I'm one of their biggest fans in the world, their music incorporates various elements of Celtic melodies, solid rock-n-roll composition as well as the ever-present comparison to the likes of an early U2. They were well on their way to that milestone when Kurt Cobain and the dreary Seattle scene took the wind out of a lot more talented sails and thus began the grunge scene.Be that as it may, I understand that Gerry Leonard is now David Bowie's guitarist and Donal Coghlan was for a time scoring music with the Galway Int'l Film Festival. You know, with my being a die-hard Excalibur fan, I tried to do the Pink Floyd thing and match certain songs of this CD up with the movie, and you know, it actually works! For example, 'Galway Bay' and 'Aeroplanes' match well with a couple of scenes in the movie and they seem to complement each other quite nicely, but I digress. If you like good music, period, from a good band, period, Hinterland's "Kissing the Roof" is the one for you. Please Hinterland, reform and put together another album!!Your biggest fan, Phillip C. Hayes"
Just when you find a great band they stop playing
Robert C. Tupper | cumberland, ME United States | 02/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I listened to this album years ago... I loved it. I tried to find it... no luck. Well its here and I'm gettting it.
The album uses a mixture of old and new. Many of the melodic overtones are haunting and sugestive of tone painting. The use of the electric guitar (some times over used in this style) is compelling and appropriate.
If I were to go to the pub down the street, I would hope to find music like this. Music that makes you think while you are in the company of friends. Sadly the mates at my pub, don't have near as much tallent as these folks.
This is music that would be equally at home in the pub or on the concert stage.
It is not overproccessed and has at times a rough edge to it, something many musicians could learn from.
If you like artist like Beth Orton, or U2, you'll love this.
The other sad bit to this diatribe... they are no longer together and this is the last place I was told to find the CD.
Music like emotion can be a fleeting thing, here then gone, but you will never forget what you felt when you heard it or felt it."