2016-04-12 – JP’s Music Blog (Review)

Originally published at:
http://jpsmusicblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/cd-review-new-progressive-rock-releases.html

Ben Craven is one of Australia’s top progressive-rock singer/songwriters. He recently released his latest album “Last Chance To Hear” in March. The new ten-song release begins with the hard rock groove of “Last Chance To Hear, Part 1” as all the instrumentation comes together perfectly to lift things off. The grand appeal of “Critical Mass, Part 1 & 2” showcases Craven’s knack for expanding beyond the boundaries of prog-rock as the song’s full orchestration takes you on a sonic adventure. The eight-minute epic “Spy In The Sky, Part 3” is helped along by the great William Shatner on vocals. Ben Craven digs in with his seventies rock influences on the quick-paced “Revenge Of Dr. Komodo,” before finishing with the gentle piano-ballad “Mortal Remains.” To find out more about Ben Craven and his latest release “Last Chance To Hear,” please visit bencraven.com.