Here (4th review down):
Another new band, Coralspin comes from England. If the music of Astra harkens back to the late 60s and early 70s, Coralspin has its roots in the early to mid 1980s, especially with its big guitar and big keyboards. Much of the music on this excellent release has the feel of something Trevor Horn or Trevor Rabin might have produced around the time of Yes’s 1984 MTV masterpiece, “90125.” Whether one likes the music of Horn or Rabin or not, no one could honestly dispute the audiophile proclivities of each man. The same can be written of Coralspin’s Blake McQueen. The production of this album is just stunning–this hit me from the first moment I put it in my cd player, and it continues to impress me with each listening. Amazingly enough, almost all of the album was recorded in McQueen’s home, and he later mixed and engineered it. He’s, simply put, a master audiophile. The lyrics on this album are wonderful as well–mythic, pointed, hard, soft. Everything has its place, and its place is good. For what it’s worth, I’m a very proud owner of this CD, and I eagerly await the follow up.