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“Uncovering The Secrets Behind The Cabinet!” – ‘The Crimson Cabinet’ by Starfish64


Starfish64 are a German progressive rock band led by the versatile Dietrich Hoffman (guitar, vocals, keyboards, programming). Formed in 2006, Hoffman originally created Starfish64 as an outlet for his acoustic, singer-songwriter solo work but with progressive elements creeping into his sound, Hoffman inducted Henrik Kopp (drums), Dominik Suhl (guitar) and Martin Powell (bass, guitar, keyboard, vocals) into the band as permanent members in order to flesh out these ambitious elements. The first success’ of this new progressive outfit were 2016’s ‘An Altered State of Joy’ and 2018’s ‘The Future In Reverse’, the former boasting the 23 minute opener ‘Altered States’. Showcasing their ability to create atmospheric, dreamy art rock, Starfish64’s latest 2020 release ‘The Crimson Cabinet’ develops upon this same sound but with an overall sense of melancholia that will appeal to fans of Tim Bowness…..(click the image or title for the full review)

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