Ship Of Fools – Close Your Eyes (Forget The World) (1993)

Ship Of Fools is a name that I’ve seen thrown about here and there, but I had absolutely no idea that they were an instrumental prog band. Their links to the likes of Cradle Of Filth and Anathema had me thinking that they would be some sort of doomy keyboard offering, but Close Your Eyes (Forget The World) is a cerebral trip through the meandering yet blissful sea of keyboard-driven prog. Some of the tracks are quite experimental, others lean more towards being homages to the old-school proggers. Either way, 5am has never felt so chilled. Cheers, SOF! 

I can neither confirm nor deny whether Snow Patrol are fans.