Review: Blue Lily Commission – ‘Shall We Go for a Walk?’ (released October 1, 2019)

Blue Lily Commission is the solo project of UK multi-instrumentalist Steve Palmer (who also headed up Mooch). And while the latter focused on psychedelia and space rock, this project combines electronic and ambient styles with world music (Palmer has an impressive array of some 90 or so exotic world instruments that he has learned to play). His latest effort, Shall We Go for a Walk? features one single 46-minute track which is actually a number of shorter related pieces connected by ambient sounds of birds, animals, rain and wind and the flowing water of a river. Richly layered and evocative, all the parts have similar elements that connect them to the greater whole, seemingly mirroring the

Jeff Fitzgerald

is a writer, musician and broadcaster. He formerly hosted the radio shows

Electronic Realizations on CKMS-FM and Prog World and  River Gibbs FM. He wrote for 15 years for the webzine Aural Innovations. He is also one half of the space prog duo The Star Diaries, one half of the electronic music duo Systems of Wonder, and is part of the Arcturus Strange collective.

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