Eric Moggridge solo with just an acoustic guitar and his voice. Under the name Aerial Ruin Eric has recorded Valleys of the Earth. The promotional materials speaks of a singer/songwriter approach for the album. I can understand that bit, we have a man, his voice, a guitar, a melody, and lyrics, all ingredients a singer songwriter needs in making his music.
Aerial Ruin has made an effort to compose good and solid material, yet the monotonous sound, playing guitar like a robot, with no emotion, basically ruins it all. To speak with the words of my son when he also heard the album when I played it loud in my study, "plain boring".
Surely there will be lots and lots of people around that thrive by this kind of music. I can only name you "Sacraments" as a track I found worthwhile listening, with plenty of hooks and twists.
For the undertaken effort I'll reward him with a star. But no joke it's not my thing.
1. Lonely Of Need
5. The Twist In The Chain
8. Saint Yesterday
11. This Place