Astralfish / Press

"Bridget Wishart seems to be hitting a peak of productivity. Added to her occasional work with Spirits Burning, and the Djinn collaboration with Alan Davey, there have now been several Omenopus releases and the two Allies and Clansmen compilations featuring several of her other side projects. Although best known to Hawkfans as a vocalist, much of her recently released work is instrumental. On the mainly instrumental "Far Corners" she plays EWI (electronic wind instrument) facsimiles of clarinet, violin, oboe and synths. Don Falcone of Spirits Burning is the main collaborator but several other familiar names appear, including Daevid Allen, Steve Palmer of Mooch and Richard Wileman of Karda Estra. "Far Corners" is less austere than Karda Estra, more disciplined than Spirits Burning and less spacey than Mooch. “Far Corners” is probably as close to mainstream as her Bridget’s work gets, smoothly combining easy listening, modern classical, jazz and ambient music. Well worth a listen

"Far Corners continues to mine a vein of compelling visual narrative in the complexities of orchestration and timbre that their musical resources enable. This is a deceptively complex, very hospitable and absorbingly atmospheric recording."

"Since both Don Falcone and Bridget Wishart are involved in this project, as they are in Spirits Burning, one might expect this to sound like that act. Certainly the space rock tendencies are here, but this is really quite a bit different. It's got more of a jazz element on a lot of it, while some sections feel closer to symphonic or chamber music. Among the other musicians here is Daevid Allen, bringing a connection to Gong. This is a cool disc that's really not like anything else out there."

"So yes, after having been immersed in the album it makes sense that Don and Bridget decided to call this project something other than Spirits Burning. Another fine effort from two of the more creative, diverse, and active members of the contemporary Space Rock scene."

“So, while it's not really possible to describe this simply as a diverting change from standard Don Falcone / Spirits Burning fare, since there are other diversions from the SB format that Don's been releasing recently, such as the ambient-industrial Grindlestone album Tone from late last year, and because SB fare is 'non-standard' and unpredictable in any case, Far Corners clearly represents another angle both on Don's work generally and his collaborations with Bridget more specifically. It's a little 'background' perhaps but again that's part of what makes it work - I do like to have this sort of thing easing the work along when I'm writing - and it's multi-faceted enough to intrigue the listener into following its gentle meanderings, listening out for the next texture change and picking out its nuances and moods." ”