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Planets + Persona

Label: Kscope Music
Released: 2017
Track listing: Solar Sea; New Found Land; Night of the Hunter; Interstellar Medium; Unholy; Shafts of Light; Solar Storm.

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Richard Barbieri: Planets + Persona

Read "Planets + Persona" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Prominent British keyboardist Richard Barbieri (Porcupine Tree, Japan, David Torn) and an impressive support lineup give true meaning to the conventional ambient-electronic allusions of space exploration. But the keyboardist ups the ante by incorporating groove-based settings amid pristinely recorded textures, streaming layers and the use of acoustic instruments for augmentation and expansion-type initiatives. Here, every note ...

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Richard Barbieri: Planets + Persona

Read "Planets + Persona" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Keyboards often play a supporting part in many ensembles, but Richard Barbieri still takes the idea farther than most. His roles as band member (in art-pop outfit Japan and eclectic rock band Porcupine Tree) have always been marked by a distinct lack of spotlighting. He works with atmospheres more than notes, and riffs or heads are ...


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