If you were impressed by Sunday All Over the World (Robert Fripp's collaboration with his wife, Toyah Wilcox), then you will probably be so by this. More or less it's the same minus Fripp. Suzanne Barbieri has an interest in the occult and that mood is conjured up by both the sleeve and some of husband Richard's synth textures. The collection commences well with the Celtic-flavored "Only Forward." "The Wilderness," a beautiful piece with folky infusion that is also featured on the medium label-sampler Beginning to Melt, also fares well, but some of the album falls to lengthy dirge -- "Worlds End" does it no favors but does feature an excellent guitar stretch by Jakko. "Falling Into Years" is another superb atmospheric piece which wouldn't have seemed out of place on Stories Across Borders, his 1991 pairing with Steve Jansen. Barbieri's other Japan sidekick, Mick Karn, is in full command on the funky "Feed the Fire" and Steven Wilson takes a break from Porcupine Tree to guest on said "Wilderness."
AllMusic Review by Kelvin Hayes