Artist/ Band: Brainstorm
Title: Desert World
Label: Self release
Year of Release: 2005
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The Review:

Brainstorm are a spacerock band from Melbourne Australia who’s playing borders on progressive rock. The band line up is Steve Bechervaise, keyboards; Craig Carter, guitars & vocals; Vittorio Di Iorio, percussion; Paul Foley, vocals & guitars; Jeff Powerlett, bass & vocals. I had the pleasure of reviewing their second album, Earth Zero, which was originally released in 1998 but reissued in 2001. The band has been dormant up until now with their new release, Desert World. Over the band’s hiatus (if you will) they have grown and it shows on this album.

Basically the music is a nice hybrid of classic symphonic progressive rock mixed in with spacerock. Think Hawkwind in a more symphonic setting. Since their last album, Brainstorm really picked up where some of the bands of the 70's left off thus helping them forge a small yet important place within the genre. Desert World is one of those few albums that has more in common with the so called golden age of progressive rock than say the retro movement. Hopefully more will be exposed to this album and band. I rhave a feeling that great things are yet to come for Brainstorm. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on March 28th, 2006


1. The Light (Eunomia Sunrise)
2. Occupation
3. Unfathomed Darkness
4. Mutants
5. Shadow of the Past
6. Paradise Lost
7. Martian Chronicle
8. Goblins
9. Desert World

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