2011-08-07 – Midwest Record

Originally published at http://midwestrecord.com/MWR370.html

DESERT COMB

BEN CRAVEN/Great & Terrible Potions: This prog rocker went out of his way to have Roger Dean do the cover so you know at the very least he’s serious about what he does. Taking five years to bring this from his mind to byte, you know he’s committed about what he does as well. Kids, don’t fret, he brought the goods. A prog rockers dream, this set is right in the moment classically, but very much today in sound and spirit as well. Like a prog rock Todd Rundgren hiding out in Australia, Craven does it all himself from down under and has all the drama, thunder, strum and drang you could want the spiritual grand child of Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson to bring. Great genre fun.

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