An interesting album with beautiful harmonies, Dark Matter is – anatomically and sonorously speaking – profoundly conventional, though competent and decent instrumental progressive rock. Despite some generic passages, the album is exceedingly satisfactory and its music has an organic, vibrant disposition, as well as a salutary and vivacious degree of dynamism. With ascendant harmonies devised by a dispersive mosaic of expansive guitar lines, the music style of Tomasz Piwecki is expressively lucid and sober, and definitely aggregates, though in a relatively moderate scale, a graciously genuine level of inventiveness into the genre.
Despite some limitations – and a minor degree of musical predictabilities –, Dark Matter reveals itself to be a very good album, all the way through. With marvelously competent and proficient technical skills, Tomasz Piwecki proves that there is nothing he can’t do with a guitar. His compositional skills knows no boundaries or selective tendencies. An intelligent, complex and highly functional artist that knows how to design and display sound into different shapes, atmospheres and distinctive tonalities, this exceptional musician delivers to his audience a highly intense and pungent selection of guitar driven symphonies.
Primordially recommended to enthusiasts of progressive rock, there is nothing in Dark Matter that you haven’t heard before in other albums of the genre. Nevertheless, the album is successful at achieving an unexpected degree of genuine artistry, gradually revealing a talented, dedicated and audacious musician that definitely conceives with his masterful creative sensibility a very personal style, fantastically exposing with his eagerness the graceful delicacy of his introspective musical restlessness. Definitely, Dark Matter is an interesting progressive rock album, that – despite some level of rhythmic and melodic limitations – has enough qualities to be moderately appreciated.