The Perfect City recalls the halcyon days of the 1950s, when Popular Mechanics beamed visions of The Perfect City Of The Future at us. Fantastic Stories, speculated on cities of the future, bubble domes, hover cars and moving sidewalks. It's all here on this album.
"One of the many things in life that makes for a perfect day is when you get the chance to review an
artist that's not only a bloody good composer but who is also truly passionate about creating
something rather special, absurdly clever, occasionally unconventional, but more importantly
sensually engaging to the rest of us!
Phil Ogison has something to be quite proud of in the release of The Perfect City - an epitaph of an
album that has a remarkable habit of sending it's beams of light into those parts of our
consciousness that have been laid waste and deserted for the lack of decent thought provoking
There's some notable guitar work spread across the canvas's and lots of nicely conceived melodic
arrangements. The real stunners on this album are 'Dragon Street', 'Goodbye Emerald City',
'Twilight', and 'The Perfect City'..."
Colin Lynch - Something Instrumental Magazine
"The Perfect City" by Phil Ogison is a sparkling collection of music that captures the essence of
the metropolitan ideal, painting an aural picture of a bright future in a utopian lifestyle. A fine example of melodic ambience, "The Perfect City" is a stunning disc from start to finish. Phil's guitar work throughout is a study in ambient beauty, emotive fretwork that is by turns elated, pensive, mournful and more."
Rik Maclean - Ping Things.
released March 1, 2006
Phil Ogison: Synthesizers, Guitars.
Eric Hopper: Guest spanish guitar on 'From The Rooftop'
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