What does it mean? Will it sound just like the music I know and love, but different? Will it be completely and utterly unrecognizable? What does this mean for the band--less time together, or enrichment of the sound and music from the involvement in the "side project"?
A bit like "will the spouse run off with the yoga teacher?" if you get my drift.
So when I first heard Edison's Children (Eric Blackwood and Pete Trewavas), (a year ago?), my reactions went a bit like this:
a) That's a really nice sound
b) It's Pete from Marillion, and they all have side projects, so don't worry about that
c) I want to hear more of this!
I had the opportunity to see Edison's Children live, in March, at the Wolverhampton-UK Marillion weekend. And then, a few weeks ago, I received a copy of their single EP: In the Last Waking Moments. I've been driving around with it in the CD player in my truck ever since.
It took me a few listenings.
It's not in-your-face music. It's in-your-ear, it's subtle, and it's gently beautiful. Some of the rhythms are like riding a carefree horse through rolling, lush countryside.
I love it.
You can order your own copy, and find out more about Edison's Children, here: http://www.edisonschildren.com/