Exposé Online banner

Jeremy — Pilgrim's Journey
(Kinesis KDCD 1015, 1995, CD)

by Peter Thelen, Published 1996-03-01

Pilgrim's Journey Cover art

So who is this guy without a last name? Actually, Jeremy Morris (a.k.a. Jeremy) has a number of records out as a Christian folk-rock singer. This time out he's set out to convey a similar message using only music. Playing a variety of guitars, bass, synths, piano, and percussion, he has woven a rich and melodic tapestry of spirited and uplifting progressive rock. Twelve tracks ranging from less than a minute to the title opus of nearly half an hour offer colorful and symphonic soundscapes, ranging from delicate imagery to grand and powerful visions. The writing is neither complex or overly technical – you won't find a bunch of crazy time signatures and impossible to play counterpoint here, Jeremy gets the job done in a more direct and simple way, yet there is enough going on arrangement-wise to always keep it interesting. His approach is much like that of guitarist Gordon Giltrap, and one can certainly hear the influence of Mike Oldfield (those liquid guitar leads) or Anthony Phillips (the multiple twelve string arrangements a la Trespass) in most of the numbers, perhaps Steve Hackett as well. Conceptually and musically, Pilgrim's Journey holds together well, and is an album that should appeal to many.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 9, 1995 releases

Related artist(s): Jeremy Morris

Latest news

2017-10-18
Phil Miller RIP – Sad word reaches us today of the passing of another of the great musicians of the Canterbury Scene — guitarist Phil Miller. His distinctive sound added greatly to Matching Mole, Hatfield and the North, and National Health, and he also contributed to albums by Caravan, Dave Stewart $amp; Barbara Gaskin, and many others. He was 68. » Read more

2017-10-13
Moonjune to Distribute Tony Levin's Back Catalog – It has been announced that Moonjune will now handle distribution for Tony Levin's catalog of releases. These great albums will now be a bit easier to get hold of, so check out the site and see what you're missing. The veteran of King Crimson and Stick Men worked with a host of great players on these albums, and we've reviewed most of them over the course of the years. » Read more

2017-09-26
Bandcamp Shines Light on Niches We Like – Bandcamp has developed into one of the best places to discover new music, and even a lot of old music is showing up there. In addition, their staff has been producing periodic articles spotlighting some interesting stylistic areas. On 20 September, they published one called "The New Face of Prog Rock" which bears checking out. » Read more

2017-09-06
Holger Czukay RIP – Holger Czukay, a musical experimentalist without boundaries who has been involved with expanding the sound palette of rock music since the late 60s, has died at the age of 79. After studying with Karlheinz Stockhausen in the early 60s, he became fascinated with the possibilities of rock music, and was a co-founder of the pioneering group Can. He leaves behind an impressive body of work both as musician and producer. » Read more

2017-08-22
John Abercrombie RIP – Another of the greats of jazz guitar has left us. John Abercrombie plied his way through a beautiful series of albums on the ECM label as well as bringing his talent to bear on albums by many of jazz's greatest artists. From his early work in the group Dreams to Gateway and outstanding work with Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Wheeler, and many more to his own trios and quartets, he brought a unique instrumental voice to the world. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Quantum - Quantum – This outstanding Brazilian instrumental five-piece recorded only this one album in the early 80s, and then disappeared. Their sound combines the best elements of the European progressive sound with...  (1993) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues