41Point9 falls somewhere on the pop side of the prog world and features performances by Nick D'Virgilio of Spock's Beard, Dave Weckl of Chick Corea fame, Brian Cline, original singer/bassist with Enchant along with Bob Madsen, recording bassist/engineer/producer for Enchant and named Kenny Steel. With a tip of the hat to bands like Marillion, Enchant, Spocks Beard, Porcupine Tree, Midge Ure and Level 42, the songs exhibit high levels of musicianship, but more importantly, tell stories and take the listener on a journey. There's lots of harmonies, interesting rhythms, and insightful lyrics.
Originally recorded for Criminal Records in 1980, Looking for Eleven finds Rod Clements and Ray Laidlaw of Lindisfarne handling bass and drum duties, rather than Rick Kemp and Dave Mattacks. The resulting set has a somewhat stripped-down sound to it, though the assorted Chapman trademarks are present and accounted for, right down to the offbeat guitar sounds (Chapman, like John Martyn, has always refused to stick with a typical acoustic guitar sound). This album features more than the usual amount of instrumental work, which makes for a particularly engaging listening experience.