The Phantom Tollbooth

Music and more from a Christian perspective

Slow down, and have your change ready

Since 1996

I wonder whether the duo realised how appropriate their name is when they came up with it. They do so much so right, so simply.

This is the most eclectic release from The Brilliance yet and long may that continue. But more of it next time, please.

The Call Live. pick-of-the-monthOriginal members Goodwin, Ferrier, and Musick pick up where they left off so many years ago, reviving The Call - fronted by the son of founding member, Michael Been...

pick-of-the-monthchoir weaverThe Choir creates music that will make you want to close your eyes and sink into the vibe, with lyrics that will make you feel, think, and maybe even have a transcendental experience

pick-of-the-monthchoir weaverYou might find yourself headbanging, only for your head to slip into drifting mode. Those masters of intelligent, melodious shoegaze have upped the intensity for this one. Again, this time it’s personal.

The-Choir-Loudest90Psychedelia for the spirit, pop-angst, a twelve-step inspired sighing of the spirit with a little rambunctiousness on the side.... call it what you will, it still sounds like The Choir to me – and that's a good thing.

Choir Loudest Sound reviewed on Phantom Tollbooth The Choir is clearly on its most consistent and prolific run since the early days – and how welcome is that!

The Civil Wars - The Civil Wars as reviewed in Phantom Tollbooth

There is growth, truth in message, and thought-provoking story found in The Civil Wars.

Civil Wars TBone Burnett - A Place At The Table as reviewed in Phantom TollboothT-Bone Burnett and The Civil Wars producing a dark, smoky musical vision of an important and often forgotten issue.

Many songwriters are covering the bizarre political climate across the States and Europe, but who uses black humour like The Decemberists? This one is like Roxy Music making a soundtrack to a David Lynch film about a George Orwell novel.

Ed Palermo’s Big Band explores Zappa and more on the band’s newest release…

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