One of my favourite albums of all time. Very, very stable, even though Lemmings fades a bit when compared to the other two. Peter Hammill's vocals are insane as
hell, and at the same time very melancholic and full of bittersweetnes.
Lemmings is a bit whacky opener with some insane piano and sax-work. Man-Erg completes the most of it's awesomeness simply by Hammill's clean piano and
vocals. In the middle we have some drainages and even a bit of electric guitar
by Fripp from Crimson. But the ultimate climax is naturally yet to come.
In all of it's massiveness, angst, joy, paranoia and fucking a' musicianship, A Plague Of Lighthouse Keepers is one of the three songs that you'd listen first
and then die happily. The band itself does naturally a fine job. Hammill is one
of the most piercing vocalists of all time and David Jackson adds his notch to the chaos with his mentally unstable fonelicks.
A great, dark progressive piece.