Plini – Mirage EP Review

While every track possesses its own charm, "Still Life" emerged as a standout favorite for its captivating start and the intriguing path it charts. For Plini enthusiasts, this album...

Released by: Self

Release Date: December 1st, 2023

Genre: Progressive Instrumental

 

 

Tracklist:

The Red Fox

Five Days of Rain

Still Life

Aqua Vista

Ember

 

This album encapsulates the quintessential Plini experience, boasting a concise collection of five tracks that unfold seamlessly over a captivating 23-minute journey. Brace yourself for a sonic expedition that beckons you to hit repeat, each listen revealing new layers to savor, leaving you yearning for more, much like my own experience.

There’s an intriguing fusion of classic Plini and a fresh, contemporary spaciousness that permeates this release. The expanded room in the sound palette offers listeners the freedom to immerse themselves in the music at their own pace, creating an intimate connection that resonates with the ebb and flow of their surroundings. The album effortlessly propels, soars, and delicately glides, sinking into grooves with impeccable timing. It’s a musical odyssey that seems to carry a distinct Steve Vai influence — from the evocative guitar tone, subtle yet impactful notes, to the sweeping sounds and gritty nuances. The overall movement across instruments is a testament to meticulous artistry.

As a constant companion during work sessions, this album proved to be a harmonious force, maintaining an ideal tempo to fuel productivity without distracting from the task at hand. Plini’s signature style, combined with the expertise of the featured guests, showcases a profound understanding of how to wield time and space to enhance the listening experience. The deliberate and natural tempo changes throughout the album contribute to its sonic allure.

While every track possesses its own charm, “Still Life” emerged as a standout favorite for its captivating start and the intriguing path it charts. For Plini enthusiasts, this album is a treasure trove, delivering an experience that lives up to and exceeds expectations. Dive in, and let the musical magic of this release sweep you away on a journey you won’t soon forget.

 

Written by: Chris Rugowski

Ratings: 9/10

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