This is definitely THE Dan Black, creative genius behind The Servant. He's taken a new direction here, and I'm not sure where he's headed; his solo stuff here is all modern pop, trying to break into the mainstream, and he seems to focus more on sleek production and big arrangements than the subdued tracks and subtle effects of yesteryore. For the most part his choruses, curiously, aren't as catchy, and his music isn't as memorable. Though I do dig "Pump My Pumps" and "Wonder".
The first times I listened to the album I didn't like it. But the more you listen to it, rthe more you understand the album and appreciate it. Great and well done album.rHighlights:rCocoonrPump My PumpsrWonderrLife Slash Dreams