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Bioplan – Arcade Dreams

Bioplan
Arcade Dreams
by Dave "That Metal Guy" Campbell at 10 February 2022, 9:37 AM

From their EPK, “Arcades” speak to the imagination of many people worldwide. The myriad sounds, beeps, boops, flashing lights and the allure of high scores that deserve to be broken by your own hands helped shape generations of kids from the 80s, 90s and 00s - and the magic keeps living to this day. The album contains four tracks.

“Dobrovolsky City” leads off the album. It’s a short, two-minute track featuring a heavy dose of keyboards and some lead guitar melodies. Just when you start to groove with it, it ends, though that guitar solo is fantastic. “Robots Cost Rent” begins with a heavy riff and some great melodic lead guitar work. The melody line here is fresh and energetic, and Andi can play some serious leads. The underlying themes here are on Classical guitar scales. It segues into harder rhythms around the half-way mark. “For the Sake” is a shorter, more pensive song, based on blues scales. Darker themes come through here. “Wanton Mechanics” begins with a heavier groove and some sharp melodies. The leads are again fantastic, as well as all the other nuances within.

This EP really only left me with three words…I want more! Four songs is not enough to thoroughly judge an album, but this is what we have. Andi establishes himself as a more than capable composer and performer, and I am guessing that guitar is probably his main instrument, as he easily tears up and down the fretboard in very fast passages without missing a note. Any fan of instrumental, guitar-based music will find this album to their liking.

Songwriting: 8
Musicianship: 9
Memorability: 8
Production: 8

Purchase Link:

https://bioplan.bandcamp.com/

4 Star Rating

Tracklist:
1. Dobrovolsky City
2. Robots Cost Rent
3. For the Sake of Smoothness
4. Wanton Mechanics
Lineup:
Andi Kravljaca – Guitars, Bass, Synths, Songwriting
Record Label: Layered Reality Productions
     


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