Aaron English's debut All the Waters of This World
features eleven songs performed Aaron (on vocals,
piano, electronics and various ethnic instruments).
Aaron is supported by a four-piece band, with guest
appearances by thirteen other musicians from seven
The music of the album itself is diverse pop based
songs with some progressive elements. Songs include
full string orchestrations, along with Middle Eastern
and West African drum ensembles. You can even hear a
hurdy-gurdy or didjeridu layered with electronics.
According to Aaron, the subject matter of his lyrics
are about our universal struggle to hold on to a sense
of ourselves – and to each other - in a world that is
growing smaller, less familiar, and more complicated
with each passing day.
He lives and works out of Seattle. The musical
background that he draws upon, on his debut, come from
all over the world, hence the title All the waters of
To my ears, Aaron's vocals seems to be a hybrid of Peter Gabriel, Sting and even Mark Knoffler. Aaron's music with it's original
sound that will cater to most prog fans. He has a good home on Progrock Records, even though he may not be classified as a progressive music artist. In any case, I would highly recommend you get this cd and hear for yourself.
Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on September 4th, 2003