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Jazz Rock/Fusion

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2 stars Plini ? Other Things

This is the first of an EP-trilogy created by Plini. The first release that features more than one song, so I think this is a good place to start digging Plini's music. Other Things was recorded back in 2012 and released in 2013. So this Australian wonder has been around creating music for the last three years, and I am just discovering it nowadays. Well, better late than never, and I am sure he has the potential to be discovered by so many people from all the globe, it will happen sooner than later, I am sure.

This 3 song EP has the talent of this man, but also the contribution of three guest musicians, two of them recorded guitar solos while the other helped with piano. It kicks off with "Heart" which starts with paused-guitars and a kind of jazzy and groovy feeling. The addition of drums is pretty accurate, and then the bass can also be perceived. 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.

"Other Things" has a jazzier sound made mainly by the guest piano that appears, but also complemented by drums and strings. 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.

"Selenium Forest" is the final and longest composition of this first EP, which by the way has a beautiful cover artwork. It starts slowly, with a sensual guitar that when explodes becomes powerful and virtuoso. 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. Just before reaching the second minute the song changes and becomes heavier, more in the progressive metal vein. It flows and progresses and becomes majestic, it is simply great!

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. Fingers crossed! Please go and listen to his music on his bandcamp site or other online platforms such as Spotify.

Now don't pay attention to my rating, because as a reviewer I have my "own rules" which don't allow me to rate releases under 20 minutes with more than 2 stars, unless it is the EP or single of my life.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 2/5 |


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