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Four years ago, Sydney guitarist Plini won international plaudits for his debut full length Handmade Cities. As should be expected from such a remarkable musician with so much to share with the world, his talents have only increased since then.
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Plini is an exceptionally lyrical and smooth guitar player, with a tasteful and articulate flair that lies somewhere between Joe Satriani and Steve Lukather. A craftsman seemingly adept at an astonishingly wide style of play, Impulse Voices is a further advancement on the reputation laid down on previous releases.
As mentioned, Plini refuses to restrict himself to any particular style or genre, and while Impulse Voices falls into the category of rock, that is a pretty vast universe. Plini explores a great deal of it here, and other places as well, from electronica to jazz to prog to metal to blues to cinematic.
Impulse Voices is an album of warm tones, bright and delicate melodies and engaging, expansive songs that serious music lovers from across genres can invest a great deal of time exploring and enjoying.
Plini approaches every turn with fluidity and depth. These are not mere excuses for wild soloing or hackneyed virtuoso histrionics – Impulse Voices is a collection of compelling songs: instrumental pieces, yes, but each speaks volumes through the weight of Plini’s skill with the strings. No words are needed as he swerves through varying shades of jazz-flavoured pop and thundering rock in Pan or the sweeping closing epic The Glass Bead Game. This isn’t a guitar album. Impulse Voices is an album of warm tones, bright and delicate melodies and engaging, expansive songs that serious music lovers from across genres can invest a great deal of time exploring and enjoying.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Pan, The Glass Bead Game, Last Call
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