2016-07-16 – Something Else! (Review)

Originally published:
http://somethingelsereviews.com/2016/07/16/best-of-2016-mid-year-steve-porcaro-ben-craven-cyndi-lauper/

BEN CRAVEN – LAST CHANCE TO HEAR (PROG/ROCK): This Down Under progressive-rock master makes my Mid-Year Best of 2016 list with one of the best prog offerings of the year. Craven, a one-man band, can do epics with the best of them. His orchestrated synthesizers and wall of guitar sound paint a haunting and engaging picture. Craven’s voice is up to the task too, though Last Chance to Hear has a fair number of stellar instrumentals. Check of the Pink Floyd-like “Critical Mass Part 2.”