There are some musicians that never run out of ideas and inspiration. Jim Matheos is one of those people. Known for guiding Fates Warning as guitarist and principal songwriter since the band started, Matheos is also part of the duo OSI along with Kevin Moore of Chroma Key and formerly of Dream Theater. Moore also contributed to some Fates albums as well. Matheos has a side project with former John Arch, the original FW singer. So now Matheos has another project called Tuesday the Sky.
Translucence/Drift Music is a double studio album by American ambient musician Harold Budd and English musician and graphic artist John Foxx, which was released in August 2003. Budd and Foxx had long been engaged by the other's work, eventually working together in 1996. These two discs are a record of those sessions.
While at least one track from this album showed up decades ago on an Epic compilation, the remainder of this album has remained in the Columbia archives until Reel Music had it remastered and release. The sound is incredible - even with some of the tracks in mono, This is the result of Steve Alaimo's production at the AGP studios in Memphis, the Memphis Boys backing (see the Ace album for more detail) supported by the Memphis Horns, and Bill Lacey's remastering. This is a stunning album - strong songs, great production and Gwen McCrae in fine voice. The hits - which are certainly evident 40 years later were buried as Columbia was in the midst of moving to its HBS-inspired black music strategy under the leadership of Clive Davis. This is a great addition to any 70s soul library.