Edison's Children is the new project by Marillion/Transatlantic's bass player Pete Trewavas and Eric Blackwood. "In The Last Waking Moments..." features Pete doing much more than simply playing bass, including some lead guitar, lead vocals, keyboards and drum programming. Pete and Eric wrote, produced and played every instrument on the album, except for when some very special guests make an appearance on a song or two. These guests include: Ian Mosley, Mark Kelly, Andy Ditchfield (DeeExpus), Steven Rothery, Robin Boult and Steve Hogarth.
Lyricswise, "In The Last Waking Moments..." is a concept album about someone who experienced a surreal & bizarre happening and is attempting to comprehend whether it's reality or a descent into madness.
Musicwise, it's a modern progrock album, full of great, moody, pinkfloydish, non self-indulgent music, with appealing melodies, rich textures and an indie approach.
I've got to be honest, I didn't expect such a jewel. Buy!