Andrew Skeet: Finding Time | Album Review

Fri, Jul 10, 2015, 08:00

   
 

Album:
Finding Time

Artist:
Andrew Skeet

Label:
Sony Classical

Genre:
Electronic

Possibly the first album released through Sony Classical that features work by a composer who assuredly skirts a line between neo-classical, post-rock and video game music, Finding Time is composer/arranger/ orchestrator Andrew Skeet’s second solo album. He has been around for a decade or two; between collaborating with the likes of Suede, Sinead O’Connor and Divine Comedy, and being hired for such diverse works as The Apprentice and the forthcoming The Man from U.N.C.L.E. movie, he has also worked with David Axelrod and Hans Zimmer. Finding Time, however, sees Skeet drift beautifully into territory influenced (casually, subtly) by Michael Nyman and byweighty personal/emotional themes. Temporal matters are to the fore: the passing of time, killing time, taking time off, and – referencing WH Auden’s classicpoem Funeral Blues – stopping time. It all adds up to sublime, reflective music that can often stop you from thinking. How good is that? andrewskeet.com