A man out of time, Canada’s Rick
Miller has composed, produced, performed and recorded since the early ’80s. But
his fourth solo CD, Falling Through
Rainbows, confirms that his real musical influences come from the ’70s.
Featuring a fuzzy unicorn on its cover (which looks a tad too much like My
Little Pony), this album takes plenty of inspiration from Pink Floyd, the Moody
Blues, Peter Gabriel and the Alan Parsons Project—all with a nod to modern prog
via subtle Porcupine Tree references.
Miller plays guitar,
bass and keys, and his singing voice sounds alternately like Jethro Tull’s Ian
Anderson and the Alan Parsons Project’s recently departed Eric Woolfson. With a
handful of guests on percussion, flute, cello and violin, Miller has made a
warm and dreamy record that could find a loyal, if not large, audience.