Plini composes and practically plays everything here, though there are a couple of guitar players as guest musicians, along a piano guy on the final track. So it is a challenging composition that once again let us know about the fascinating skills of Plini, a musician that has kept me mesmerized in the last couple of weeks. Besides guitars, which are evidently the main element, here I like a lot the atmosphere created by keyboards, which is more evident after 2 minutes where the song becomes more emotional. Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 Review 1433613. Just before reaching the second minute the song changes and becomes heavier, more in the progressive metal vein. For fans of Halcyon, David Maxim Micic, Mestis, Sithu Aye.
Well, I invite you to listen to Plini's music yourself, I am sure you will have a positive musical journey. This Ayu's part does not have the jazzy side of the Plini's one. It starts slowly, with a sensual guitar that when explodes becomes powerful and virtuoso. In this track, there is Plini making a guest guitar solo. This is a 3-minute song that once again offers a clear vision of Plini's skills. Posted Saturday, October 15, 2016 Review 1632466 The music of Plini in my opinion deserves much, much higher review points than are evidenced here at progarchives. So it is exciting that in 3:20 minutes he gives us a rollercoaster of genres and sounds.
I don't really know about metal so I cannot compare it, but in moments the guitars remind me of A. Listening to this work repeatedly never seems to shake my tendency to compare this music to that of Canadian father-son fusion artists, Dean and Taylor Watson: the album starts and ends with more metal-influenced music like Taylor, and is filled with fine jazz-rock fusion in the middle. And again, this is a great offering for instrumental metal lovers. The final song is 'Sweet Nothings' which is another great composition. Plini also served as the guitar half for Halcyon, a fresh prog-jazz-rock duo, and even collaborated with Sithu Aye.
By the way, the drums here are played by Marco Minnemann, so go figure. Lead guitar melody hook keeps it all together in this slightly confusing, cacophonous section. The technique and virtuosity of these guys is really evident. Cascade 6:00 is certainly a song that showcases Plini's guitar prowess, but it also satisfies in the way that it fits modern prog soundscapes and constructs. .
Definitely an album I recommend all prog rockers to check out for the wonderful production and multi-track layering accomplished here. The song gets toward the end it gets a little heavy-handed walls of sound-ish but then it ends with the same opening soundscape. This is 5 stars for me. This time I'll give it 3 stars, because I've reviewed his 9 releases and I've enjoyed them all. Meanwhile, it is possible to enjoy his music in the diverse online platforms such as bandcamp, where I particularly listen to his releases.
The sound is jazzy, delicious, truly enjoyable. This cadre of musicians that occasionally find themselves working together including Plini, Jakub Zytecki, Widek, David Maxim Micic, Sithu Aye, Gru Piotrek Gruszka , etc. After two minutes there is a short stop and we can take a breath, but then drums appear and a new structure is being built. I insist, if you listen to this song without knowing the performer, some big and acknowledge musicians' names will come to your mind, so it is truly satisfactory to understand this new man called Plini is creating first-class music. Please go and listen to his music on his bandcamp site or other online platforms such as Spotify. The first two are from Plini and the last two from Aye, however, both musicians are guest guitar soloists in one of the two tracks from the other one.
So this Australian wonder has been around creating music for the last three years, and I am just discovering it nowadays. The music is totally in the prog metal vein, but also could be categorized as djent. My admiration to Plini, every single song he has released has given me satisfactory moments, and I can say I am eagerly waiting to his first full-length album, because I think it might be a landmark in the progressive rock scene. Here we listen to soft and kind rock, much slower, with less intensity but with a wonderful composition. This young man is truly a gifted, well-practiced guitarist and a really strong composer. I am eagerly waiting for your first full-length album. But then the full number of tracks previously layered together join in for a melodic 'chorus' hook, but then it's back to sparse djenty guitar with a little electric jazz-fusion lead accompaniment and then takeover.
It opens with a djent- metal structure, but later it morphs into several faces, because in moments when the piano appears it has a jazzy tune, but later it becomes faster and more emotional, turning into a post-rock piece. This is 5 stars for me. The metal essence prevails, but a jazzy tune is added, drums are great but guitar is by far the most important element here. This time is Ayu making a guitar solo, as a guest. Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 Review 1433617 Plini? What I like about Plini is that despite his youth, his compositions sound so mature, so well crafted, like if he was creating music since ten or more years ago.
Plini evokes a pale balance aloft musical notions not frequently paralleled, and paints in such an unfamiliar precinct, even to others pulling from relating genres. No matter in which realm you are listening to, he will delight you. After three minutes the song becomes much slower and quieter, gentler if you want, the jazz presence is even more evident. Then after the fifth minute the intensity increases, guitar takes the leadership and the prog metal ambient returns, now with a more emotional atmosphere. The addition of drums is pretty accurate, and then the bass can also be perceived. The melody is great, progressive jazz with some post rock hints, a constant piano and wonderful guitar riffs. After two minutes and a half it makes a change, the music slows down so we can take a deep breath and start again.
Every release is such a treasure to my ears! Hopefully, you'll come away as amazed and thrilled by this new crop of gifted artists as I have been. This Solstice has a great start with a kind of post-rock feeling and nice keyboards, but later it changes and becomes much more powerful for some passages. Other Things was recorded back in 2012 and released in 2013. At 1:44 the music shifts drastically into singular djenty guitar and space. Then, at 2:15, things quiet down temporarily with some slow guitar chord strums, but then the rest of the tracks slowly build up from heavy potential to loud kinetic energy to full-blown djent by 3:15. This time the guitar importance is more evident than the previous tracks, it produces a lot of nuances, notes and textures which are greatly balanced and complemented by drums.