Stranded in Foggy Times both continues and completes the trilogy that began back in 2015, with The Man with the Foggy Eyes, before broadening the horizons with last year’s release of The Land of the Foggy Skies. This final chapter returns to the same conceptual landscape as its predecessors, but also sees Verb T and Illinformed returning to a more classic approach to album making, with Illinformed moving away from the more rugged sound that has shrouded the British scene over the last few months and providing Verb T with an arguably more mellow backdrop.
In spite of its concept, the Foggy Trilogy is something of a personal outpouring for Verb T, with the original aim being to vicariously discuss the trials and tribulations that play a part in his life, including his struggles with chronic illness and the feeling of alienation from leaving his hometown, while also reflecting on the state of the world as a whole.
The album also boasts one of the most impressive guestlists of the year, there are features from the likes of Res One, King Kashmere, Datkid, Leaf Dog, Smellington Piff, Chillman, DJ Rogue, Rye Shabby and Moreone.
(Orange vinyl repress)