Tobias Schuler – ‘Mind Over Matter’ [Review]

Since founding TMMP, I’ve been forced to cut the phrase “I’ve seen it all” from my vocabulary. Although I already knew that the world of music is an incredibly vast and varied space before starting the journey chronicled via this blog, I really didn’t think I could be surprised any more.

Needless to say, I was very wrong.

Mind Over Matter is a heavy-duty genre-terrorising masterclass from a virtuosically talented multi-instrumentalist. Whatever you’re into, you’ll probably find it shoved mercilessly into Mind Over Matter at some point, not to mention delivered with immensely delicious style and idiosyncratic talent. This isn’t merely a collage of cool stuff – each section flows into the next almost seamlessly, and where there are sudden tangential shifts it’s obviously a consciously chosen act of creative decision-making. Overall, Mind Over Matter is just jaw-dropping, and almost as addictive as those drugs your parents and teachers always warned you to stay away from. Read more…

Posted on 20 June 2014

Naor Tsubery – Journey To Infinity [Review]

Our investigation into the Israeli music scene is only just beginning, but we have already unearthed some real gems.  Prog-pop group Project RnL have been making waves online for some time, and RnL guitarist Alon Tamir released a musical mission statement of his own last week. Today’s spotlighted artist, Naor Tsubery, makes a statement of his own with Journey To Infinity – a prog-metal track showcasing his multi-instrumental talents.Taking on all instrumental duties bar cello and violin and adopting a videosong format (in which what you see is what you hear), Naor Tsubery has set out his stall as, essentially, a one-man Dream Theater. This is certainly an ambitious goal, but Tsubery clearly has no interest in playing it safe. Read more…

Posted on 17 January 2014

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