John Metcalfe – Absence

Album (Brief) | Neue Meister | By Allan Wilkinson | Stars: 4/5

The ambient trance-like soundscapes created by John Metcalfe, assisted in no small part on this occasion by the voice of Rosie Doonan, one of the UK’s most underrated vocalists, makes for a desirable feast. There’s nothing throw away here, nothing to ignore. It could very well be a film score to accompany those scenes you’re likely never to forget. Sensuous, dreamy, beguiling and highly listenable.