Colin Edwin & Jon Durant - Burnt Belief

Colin Edwin & Jon Durant Burnt Belief cover
Colin Edwin & Jon Durant
Burnt Belief
Alchemy Records
What started out in 2011, Jon Durant’s solo work “Dance of the Shadow Planets” with Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree, Metallic Taste of Blood, Ex-Wise Heads), as a collaboration between these two artists came to hallmark a totally new album by Jon & Colin right after. The album was recorded in three studios, two in the US and one in the UK with file exchanging over the Internet by the two musicians. It was later when the percussionist Jerry Leake (Cubist, Natraj, Club d’Elf, Ken Schaphorst Big Band) and Geoff Leigh (Ex-Wise Heads, Henry Cow, Hatfield and the North) on flute came to complement Colin’s bass lines & rhythm programming plus Jon’s guitar melodies.
“Burnt Belief” is a moody, post-rock, progressive, experimental, ambient, atmospheric, electronic, ethic, sometimes dreamy, instrumental & smooth album. Jerry’s percussion along with Geoff’s flute add that little extra so as to create sorta pensive & wandering soundscapes in consort with music images from the cosmos. This ain’t an album to fool around while listening to it nor for any time of the day. It may need time and attentiveness but above all, it will totally need headphones, good disposition & a chill atmosphere… if you wanna truly appreciate it. Sometimes it may evoke the “weirdest”, most “erratic” & experimental moments of Porcupine Tree, just to give you a hint of what to expect of it. If you do like such “strange”, ambient & soft music-scapes then I can’t see why not indulge in “Burnt Belief”…