The Two Headed Emperor
"The Happy Medium And A Depressed Conjurer"
A contemporary classic, The Happy Medium & A Depressed Conjurer by English Progressive Rockers The Two Headed Emperor is truly something to behold. Wearing their influences on their sleeve and weaving their way into our psyche, The Two Headed Emperor makes me think of bands creating music that truly meant something in decades gone by. To name but a few, this album reminded me at times of Genesis, Peter Hammill & Van der Graaf Generator, King Crimson, Egg, Soft Machine, The Fall, Captain Beefheart, Faust, Can, etc etc. Think of the best aspects of these bands, fused together with a New Wave edge and it will give you some idea of where The Two Headed Emperor is coming from. The implementation of new technology enhancing ideas of old is admirable and superbly executed. Lyrically excellent, most definitely contemporary and topical. Quite simply, an astonishing achievement, positively brimming over with ideas and musical concepts from Barry Lamb & Peter Ashby. Falling A Records is the label to look out for right now, promoting music in a contemporary setting, connected to the best of our rock music heritage.