Monday, 24 October 2011

With a Muse perspective on progressive rock, this Italian quartet are certainly worth their salt throughout Forecasts. Often laced in rhythmic guitar jigs, along with a fleeting vocal performance, tracks Forecast #1: Why Bother and Forecast #2: Send Me A Souvenir chime with degrees of sophistication, while Yesteryear is much more buoyant on rocking out with twanged indie chugs, and an energetic vocal. The key with progressive music has always been making repetition become enchanting, yet Planet Brain feel unnecessarily long-winded and tepid, when they decide to hit on a few proggy extensions – however, this is a pithy remark, as the four-piece are often indulged in artsy rock, rather than all out prog. An example of this is the comparatively short track length, averaging at around four minutes. Ultimately Forecasts is a display of excellent talent and promise – one can only think of bigger and better things, come the full length.

7/10 Powerplay issue #137

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