Progrock records (PRR238)
Produced by Vance Gloster and Peter Matchniak
Mixing by Vance Gloster
Mastering by Barry Wood
Peter Matuchniak is the driving force behind new band Gekko Project. He may not be known to the broad prog audience,has,however, he's been in two interesting UK Indie/neo bands in the early 80's: Janysium and Mach One.
"Electric Forest" is an promising debut showing Matuchniak's talents as an experienced guitarist. 7 out of the 10 tracks on the album are instrumentals. At times the music recalls Camel and especially the guitars of Andy Latimer. Even Steve Hackett comes to mind.
The keyboards by Vance Gloster contribute to a rich and fresh sound. Vocals on 3 tracks by drummer Alan Smith and Gloster. Bass on the album by Rick Meadows.
Track by Track:
All over this is more art rock than prog. Nothing here is extraordinary. It has however many interesting moments and is absolutely worth a listen.