Mark Hollis was the singer and primary songwriter for Talk Talk, a band that had early success with some sublime synth-pop music in the early 80s but then morphed into something quite extraordinary in the mid-80s. In a five year period, they produced three of my favourite albums of all time - The Colour of Spring (1986), Spirit of Eden (1988) and Laughing Stock (1991) - and then promptly disappeared. Mark Hollis returned in 1998 with his self-titled debut, and so far only, solo album. In many ways this is the best of the lot!
Please note that there is nearly 20 seconds of silence at the start and nearly 2 minutes at the end of the album.