Friday, March 29, 2013

Pawel Penska "Pandemonium" (EP)

Country: Poland
Sub GenreSymphonic
Release date: March 29, 2013
1.Pandemonium (feat. Kuba Szostak,Błażej Grygiel) - 5:47
2.The Valley of Forgotten Dreams - 4:18
3.Runaway (feat. Kuba Szostak) - 7:00
4.Grey Haven - 7:08
5.T.B.C. (feat. Robert Kazanowski) - 6:22

Pawel Penska – keyboards, programming
Kuba Szostak – guitars
Robert Kazanowski – guitars
Blazej Grygiel – voice

Pandemonium is a swift 30-minutes showcasing lots of interesting keyboard work and well-crafted compositions. Each of these five tunes displays multiple melody lines allowing for the instruments to shift from one melodic line to the other. And while the compositions are not overly long, four to seven-minutes there is a lot going on within each one. The balance between keyboards and guitars is really good but as you might expect it’s the keyboards that win out and get most of the lead lines here. Sometimes that’s a synth and sometimes it’s piano or even a combination of both like on the soft and pastoral “The Valley of Forgotten Dreams”.  The arrangements provide for many intense solo lines backed up with some grand symphonic flourishes as in “Runaway” a tune that features the most musical contrast of the bunch. It’s also the longest.    
Read the full review by Jerry Lucky

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