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Planet X


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.07 | 185 ratings

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5 stars If you embark on this journey, you have a long ride ahead of yourself. You won't have to listen to this album for no longer than two minutes and it's gonna suck you right in, you just have to let it to. Quantum is the kind of stuff that brings you down to basics. Why do you listen to music? To get to a good place: whether it's a familiar room or a window to the unknown, it doesn't matter. Anyway, I have had some amazing moments listening to the album and sometimes I feel there's so much good music here that I can't take it all at once. However, if I feel really adventurous I might go all the way through.

The line-up is the absolute best there could be, and that's partly why this is so good: Virgil Donati has an ability to see a purpose behind this most complex musical phenomena, that is Planet X. Somehow, he keeps it all together with the best drumming technique on Planet Earth, resulting in stuff that blows anyone away to Planet X. Derek Sherinian has his soul before his technique, creating beautiful soundscapes and adding the spirit to the body. His playing both contrasts and goes along with Virgil's playing at the same time. I'm very happy that the guitar player from the original Planet X album, Brett Garsed is back here, replacing Tony MacAlpine, who wasn't nearly as good choice for the band. Garsed has an incredible technique and soul seamlessly together, as any master of one's instrument should have. This however, is not common at all with electric guitar players. Anyway, I have always loved his playing and he doesn't let me down here either. Hopefully he will be on the next album as well, if there ever will be one. I certainly hope so. Now, Jimmy Johnson, a long time jazz musician does most of the bass lines for the album, and his sublime playing in the background keeps your mind focused. I don't think anyone could have added to the final piece of the puzzle better.

wanderer | 5/5 |


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