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by John Bassett

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Alrihkh A very good thought-provoking album that is an ear-pleasing hybrid of several genres (prog-rock, acid folk, early psych rock, and more). I hear similarities to Steven Wilson, the Beatles, Stuart Gray, & the Pineapple Thief. The sum of its observations make for an interesting listen. John’s musical ideas are expressed in a pleasantly uncluttered way & the lyrics are down to Earth & meaningful. Picking a fave is hard, as a number vie for the honour. Thanks, John! More, please!
8+/10. Favorite track: Stay Away From The Dark.
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Phyberock Un super bon rock prog acoustique planant et relaxant.
Sven B. Schreiber (sbs)
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Sven B. Schreiber (sbs) KingBathmat, Arcade Messiah, SΔCRED ΔPE... all of those music projects are essentially John Bassett. On the first album issued under his own name, the music is much more calm and quiet, usually based on acoustic guitar and lush harmony vocals. In this soft context, somewhat in the vein of 70's Pink Floyd, John Bassett's excellent songwriting capabilities can get much better expression than in his harder, noisier projects. The download includes an 8-page booklet in JPEG format. Favorite track: Something That's More Worthwhile.
Michael Reilly
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Michael Reilly Dreamy prog-rock debut featuring a very solid collection of acoustic tunes. I like John's songwriting and voice, which perfectly suit the personal topics – much like Steven Wilson in many ways (a really good thing!). Favorite track: Something That's More Worthwhile.
Russell Whyman
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Russell Whyman An enjoyable collection of brilliantly written, mainly acoustic prog songs. This debut album is well put together and presents John's performances well.
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Mrpolaris3 a brillant piece !! Fantastic production , great and inspired collection of Tunes, somewhere between Steven Wilson and John Wesley. Favorite track: Unearth.
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Unearth 03:42
Pantomime 05:42
Kylerhea 04:41
Tv Is God 03:44
Keep Dear 04:04
Comedian 03:31


"Unearth" is the debut solo album from John Bassett.
John Bassett is the singer/songwriter, producer and creator of the acclaimed UK Heavy Progressive Rock act "KingBathmat".

"Unearth" is "a darkly lush collection of 10 finely crafted acoustic songs that inhabit a melancholic progressive dreamscape"

The emotive songs of "Unearth" encompass and depict the dark substratum of modern life. Social engineering, existential contemplation, survivalism, childhood truama, love & despair and everything inbetween.

"Unearth" was recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by John Bassett, Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Theremin - John Bassett
Drums - Nathan A Summers & John Bassett.


released March 31, 2014


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KingBathmat Sligo, Ireland

Progressive Rock/Metal project that blends numerous different genres and sounds together. Please check out my other side projects, Arcade Messiah, John Bassett & Sacred Ape

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