The Singularity Point
Review by G. W. Hill
The first thing that jumps out about this album is the vocals. They really call to mind Tori Amos or Kate Bush. Of course, when Tori Amos first emerged she was often compared to Kate Bush as they had some similarities in their vocal performances, so that commonality is logical. The music here is more purely progressive rock oriented than Amos’ work, but the vocals are more daring than Bush’s.
The only real complaints here involve the vocals. At times Armitage pushes the limits of melody a bit too far, creating some slight “nails on chalkboard” moments. Still, those occurrences are rare. In addition, the arrangement sometimes seems too dense and “busy.” Both of those issues lessen the more times the listener spins the disc, though.