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Jazz Rock/Fusion • Australia


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PLINI is a name under which a 21 year old guitarist and composer from Sydney releases music over multiple on-line outlets and physical releases. His releases are recommended to fans of guitar led instrumental rock with fusion influences bordering on metal.

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2.23 | 3 ratings
Moonflower
2012
2.27 | 3 ratings
1745 7381 3265 2578
2013
2.30 | 4 ratings
Other Things
2013
2.67 | 8 ratings
Sweet Nothings
2013
3.22 | 4 ratings
I (with Sithu Aye)
2013
2.23 | 3 ratings
Cloudburst
2013
2.23 | 3 ratings
Atlas
2014
2.00 | 1 ratings
Ko Ki
2014
3.10 | 2 ratings
The End Of Everything
2015

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 The End Of Everything by PLINI album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2015
3.10 | 2 ratings

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The End Of Everything
Plini Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by memowakeman
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3 stars This is the latest release from Australian genius Plini whose music has fortunately arrived to my ears and senses for the last month. So far he has released only singles and a EP-trilogy, this one, entitled The End of Everything is the final one from that trilogy, and I hope this leads him to his first full-length album, which I am very keen to listen because he is really a talented guy whose music touches the prog metal, djent, jazz and post rock realms. No matter in which realm you are listening to, he will delight you.

It opens with "The End of Everything", whose sound is fast and powerful, totally in the progressive metal vein. Since the first seconds, you will notice that Plini might be a young project, but never an amateur one, because the music is really challenging, interesting and complex, truly mature for such a young man. Seconds later it changes, slows down and a new structure and atmosphere are being built up. The metal essence prevails, but a jazzy tune is added, drums are great but guitar is by far the most important element here.

"Wombat Astronaut" totally contrasts with the opener. Here we listen to soft and kind rock, much slower, with less intensity but with a wonderful composition. Here what I love is the inclusion of piano, Luke Martin is the guilty here and in the other two EPs. The sound is jazzy, delicious, truly enjoyable. By the way, the drums here are played by Marco Minnemann, so go figure. After three minutes the song becomes much slower and quieter, gentler if you want, the jazz presence is even more evident. So as I mentioned before, no matter if Plini gives you metal, jazz or another genre, you will be delighted.

The final track is "Paper Moon", which happens to be the longest composition from Plini, not only here, but in all his releases (I think). And this one returns to the bombastic scene, to the virtuosity, to the obvious enormous technique of this guitar man, and also to the metal oriented side of Plini. After two minutes and a half it makes a change, the music slows down so we can take a deep breath and start again. Electronic elements are added and a kind of post-rock feel briefly appears. Then after the fifth minute the intensity increases, guitar takes the leadership and the prog metal ambient returns, now with a more emotional atmosphere. Fabulous track!

Well, I am really enthusiastic about Plini's music, and thank you man for creating this music and sharing it via Bandcamp, so I could reach your tunes. I am eagerly waiting for your first full-length album.

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, or unless I want to give a symbolic rate. This time I'll give it 3 stars, because I've reviewed his 9 releases and I've enjoyed them all.

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 I (with Sithu Aye) by PLINI album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2013
3.22 | 4 ratings

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I (with Sithu Aye)
Plini Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by memowakeman
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3 stars This is an EP, more precisely a split-EP made by two young and talented musicians that are creating and sharing great music in the vein of prog metal, djent and jazz music. They are Plini from Australia and Sithu Aye from Scotland and in this release you will listen to four songs that make a total time of 20 minutes. 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.

It opens with "Orm" whose first seconds are powerful, totally induced to the metal scene, later it slows down a little bit but only for a brief moment because then it explodes again and becomes a song full of energy, where of course, guitar is the guide. The softer moments bring that inherent jazz influence Plini has, so it is a nice jazz- metal track. Later it comes "Rupture" which enters again with a lot of energy, after 20 seconds it slows down and guitar start making some figures, but then where drums and bass enter again, the two guitars appear, making a powerful combo. This time is Ayu making a guitar solo, as a guest. The technique and virtuosity of these guys is really evident. I think instrumental metal lovers will love this.

The second part opens with "Solstice", and though there are similar elements between both musician's compositions, we note a change, I mean, one can recognize Plini's tracks from Aye's ones. 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. 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. In this track, there is Plini making a guest guitar solo. "Moonrise" has a brief atmospheric start, but then all of a sudden it explodes and becomes fast and powerful, showing us the virtuosity of these musicians. The music is totally in the prog metal vein, but also could be categorized as djent. This Ayu's part does not have the jazzy side of the Plini's one. And again, this is a great offering for instrumental metal lovers.

An excellent split, it is always a pleasure to discover and listen to musicians this great, though I am not a metal fan, I know when music is well done.

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 Sweet Nothings by PLINI album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2013
2.67 | 8 ratings

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Sweet Nothings
Plini Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by memowakeman
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2 stars Australian majestic musician Plini has released so far a trilogy of EPs, being 'Sweet Nothings', launched in 2013, the second one of those. For those who don't know, this young man has been creating extraordinary music in this decade, but all of them spread in singles or EPs, not in full-length albums yet, something I hope he consider in the near future because I am sure that his quality and creativity will surprise us with a memorable album.

Meanwhile, it is possible to enjoy his music in the diverse online platforms such as bandcamp, where I particularly listen to his releases. 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. Well, Sweet Nothings has four compositions that make a total time of 16 minutes. It starts with 'Opening', whose jazzy flavor appears since the first seconds, however, later when that virtuoso guitar enters it adds a djent sound for a brief moment. The song prevails in that jazzy realm, delighting me a lot.

With 'Tarred & Feathered' Plini shows off again his amazing skills as composer and performer; the music has now a tendency to post-rock but also a bit of djent lives there as well. 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. 'Away' starts with a lot of technique and string-complexity, again post-rock meets djent but in this track the guitar is played faster and with endless notes, so I think the best way to describe it would be math rock.

The final song is 'Sweet Nothings' which is another great composition. The melody is great, progressive jazz with some post rock hints, a constant piano and wonderful guitar riffs. It has several time changes, and after three minutes it becomes heavier, more in the metal vein. 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.

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.

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 Ko Ki by PLINI album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2014
2.00 | 1 ratings

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Ko Ki
Plini Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by memowakeman
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— First review of this album —
2 stars Plini is an Australian gifted musician that I recently discovered, but I have read that he is also a great human being, because this song entitled "Ko Ki" that was released in 2014 had a wonderful background. It started as a project whose aim was not only to spread Plini's music, but also to help people from the Ko Ki Village, people whose life has been devastated by government's actions. So this digital track was a fundraising that would go to that people with the intention of give them a better place to live.

I had to write that, because it was a tender cause that this man did, kudos for that!

Now the music. This is a 3-minute song that once again offers a clear vision of Plini's skills. 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. So it is exciting that in 3:20 minutes he gives us a rollercoaster of genres and sounds. Great!

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.

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 Atlas by PLINI album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2014
2.23 | 3 ratings

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Atlas
Plini Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by memowakeman
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2 stars This is a 2014 single released by Australian young promise Plini, whose musical ideas have a personal recipe whose aim is to seduce listeners from all over the world with compositions that range from jazz fusion or post rock, to djent and progressive metal; the tendency of the single or EP released could not be that important, the main thing is that all of them are great and show the inherent quality of this man.

"Atlas" is another great song that like I read somewhere, it is simple but complex, more into the progressive metal scene, instrumental of course and with a clear guitar leadership. I don't really know about metal so I cannot compare it, but in moments the guitars remind me of A.C.T. Well, I invite you to listen to Plini's music yourself, I am sure you will have a positive musical journey.

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.

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 Other Things by PLINI album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2013
2.30 | 4 ratings

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Other Things
Plini Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by memowakeman
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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.

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 Cloudburst by PLINI album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2013
2.23 | 3 ratings

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Cloudburst
Plini Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by memowakeman
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2 stars Plini is a great and enigmatic project that in one single offers true tech metal, in other jazz fusion, then some post rock and then a djent-oriented track, like the one we listen here in "Cloudburst", a single that was released in 2013 and that fortunately for us the good music lovers, can be found and listened on Plini's Bandcamp.

I am not the most avid person regarding metal or djent, but I do recognize when music is well composed and performed, concepts that have not let me down when listening to this young Australian virtuoso whose music is starting to be known and spread in my country (Mexico), and am sure soon when he gives us a full-length album it will be spread and highlighted all around the globe. For people who love djent and great instrumental tracks with loads of notes, this is for you.

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 1745 7381 3265 2578 by PLINI album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2013
2.27 | 3 ratings

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1745 7381 3265 2578
Plini Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by memowakeman
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2 stars This is the second single release of Australian virtuoso Plini, launched back in January 2013. For some who don't know this guy, this is a wonderful new project that offers instrumental music in the jazz-metal vein, with a clear talent in both composition and performance. Thanks to the internet facilities, nowadays it is easier to discover music from all around the world with of course the artist's consent.

You can go to Plini's bandcamp and listen to "1745 7381 3265 2578", yes, this is the song's title. Though I mentioned above about the jazz-metal vein, this particular song shows a different face, closer to post rock and electronica. The atmosphere is wonderful, delicious I would say, the guitar this time is not really virtuoso, but it sound always in the best moment. The use of electronics remind me a bit of 65daysofstatic, so go figure.

I highly encourage people to listen to this guy, what I've found so far has not disappointed me.

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.

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 Moonflower by PLINI album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2012
2.23 | 3 ratings

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Moonflower
Plini Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by memowakeman
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2 stars I don't really remember if it was early this 2015, or by the end of 2014 when a friend talked to me about Plini (thanks for the suggestion), and when I listened to his music, I realized there was a new and truly gifted guy with an enormous potential creating progressive rock in the further lands of Australia. He works under the nickname of Plini and he composes and plays everything that can be listened on his releases (almost all).

His music provides clever compositions where guitar plays the main role. He, as a composer and performer has all the elements to succeed, and though nowadays there is not a full-length album (he has just released singles and EPs so far), when it appears I am sure people's feedback will be positive. Plini creates virtuoso instrumental music, sometimes in the metal vein, sometimes with a jazz spirit, sometimes with symphonic passages, but always with a satisfactory result.

'Moonflower' was his first single, released back in 2012 and though it is a short 3-minute song, I think it is a solid introduction to his music. Since the first seconds we can appreciate a fast metal-oriented track whose guitar is impressive, but whose drums are also very well executed. Later it makes a short change and for some seconds the music becomes a bit jazzy, but later it returns to its original form and flows until it fades out.

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. Better go and listen to Plini's music on his bandcamp site.

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