Plutonic Rainbows

Richard Barbieri - Planets + Persona

Released last month, this new album from the ex-Japan keyboard player is his third solo album. This has the usual soft-jazz leanings and elegant drum patterns one has come to expect. They are augmented by some very exquisite samples but I can’t help thinking that inspiration this time is a little short in supply.

Night Of The Hunter and Unholy prove to be the exception with the latter proving that Barbieri can still conjure some magic.

The album is available on Audio CD and Vinyl and should please fans, even if it doesn’t ever reach the perfection that was evident on Things Buried, his 2005 debut album.