Steve Tyler – The Enduring and the Ephemeral

Album Review | Self Release | Review by Allan Wilkinson

‘Hurdy Gurdy based multitrack compositions for the end of time’ sounds a bit ominous, yet this is how Steve Tyler describes the music on his debut album.  The nine moody instrumentals have a sense of the medieval about them, a bit Wicker Man in places.  If “Utopia Regained” provides a moment of calm, a little like Hergest Ridge period Mike Oldfield, “Chronophage” is disturbingly noisy with far too much going on, so much so, I had to turn the volume down a bit, which I never even had to do with The Who.