Since the end of the 70s Albert Alan Owen's music has appeared on a steady stream of solo recordings. They have been critically praised and have been broadcast worldwide. That he is not a household name is due to the above mentioned idealism. Not for him, the world of over inflated claims to greatness, and opportunistic career strategies. Not for him the debilitating dependence upon subsidy. No - he has quietly and rigorously continued developing his language, recording commercial albums, confident that in the fullness of time his music will speak for him.