Digging In

by Phil Miller

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Sven B. Schreiber Another gem of rock history for half the price, thanks to a "Cuneiform" promotional offer. Phil Miller has left his glow-in-the dark footsteps forever as one of the sculptors of the "Canterbury" sound, while being a member of "Matching Mole", "Hatfield and the North", and "National Health". He always was more on the "fusion track" of "Canterbury", and fusion is what he did later. My favorite tracks are those three he plays alone using a lot of MIDI guitar. Great fretless bass on the other ones! Favorite track: Down to Earth.
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Digging In is very studio oriented, featuring lots of superb fretwork by Phil, plus help from Pip Pyle, Peter Lemer, and Fred Baker.

"Guitarist Phil Miller resides as one of the preeminent exponents of progressive rock, notwithstanding his storied legacy amid the much beloved British Canterbury rock scene. Otherwise, this 1991 release features the guitarist performing with some of his longtime musical associates: bassist Fred Baker, drummer Pip Pyle, and keyboardist Pete Lemer. Armed with MIDI and electric guitars, Miller successfully masters the digital revolution with a congenial and altogether zestful set, featuring Pyle's drum programming and the soloists' astute effects manipulations. Here, the band melds jazzy motifs with ethereal backdrops, whimsical themes, and memorably melodic choruses. Furthermore, Miller and Lemer employ MIDI-based trumpet and vibes patches, whereas Baker often trades harmonious notes with the primary soloists via his fluent attack and articulately executed chord voicings. Ultimately, Miller's penchant for constructing melodically tinged compositions among a series of cheery arrangements provides the winning formula. Recommended."
– Glenn Astarita / AllMusic Guide

"A single Phil Miller album is, in 1988, a greater event than ten Miles Davis albums. More!"
-Puls (Norway).

"...like a 90's version of Brand X."
-Pulse.

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released January 13, 1992

Phil Miller - guitars and midi guitar (all tracks)
Fred Baker - bass guitar (tracks 123&5)
Pete Lemer - keyboards (tracks 123&5)
Pip Pyle - drum programs (tracks 123&5)

Conceived, computed, recorded at Crescent Studios, London.
Digital editing at T A M.
Produced by Phil Miller
Cover / photoraphy by Herm.

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