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ASTRAY

Matthew Parmenter

 

Neo-Prog

3.97 | 81 ratings

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loserboy
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4 stars Matthew PARMENTER I suppose would be more recognize able in his main role as lead singer in the US Progressive Rock band "DISCIPLINE", but treats us to something new in his first solo release "Astray". As you know from my earlier review I am a big fan of PARMENTER's emotive style, pungent lyrics and vocalizations but I had no idea he could play so competently all these instruments.

PARMENTER plays all piano, guitar, drums, saxophone, violin, organ, synthesizers, marimba, Theremin, and Mellotron parts (an of course vocals). The end result is a deep thought provoking dark musical montage of seven personal songs delivered with PARMENTER's conviction and vocal cinematics. Songs each build and move thru a range of emotions, tempo and mood swings and all kind of end up in that dark and border line angry space. Oh yes I should also mention that album also contains a nice ling epic track "Modern Times".

"Astray" is IMHO a piece of genius and lovers of DISCIPLINE" will need to get their hands on a copy of this album.

loserboy | 4/5 |

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