many thanks to Glenn Astarita over at allaboutjazz.com for the lovely review of the Pray for Brain CD "None Of the Above":
"...an electro-organic feast, enveloping a 3D outlook, spanning Middle Eastern oud-based rock, Indofunk, jazz fusion and hearty doses of improvisation. Here, exceptionally versatile guitarist Mustafa Stefan Dill integrates thrusting King Crimson chord voicings, understated melodies, shades of Americana, Mid-Eastern modalities and performs on the oud as well. ..In sum, if you're looking for a solidly produced jazz rock or progressive rock outing that deviates from the tried and true, then Pray For Brain fits the bill in a rather huge way."
Glenn, who has also written for Downbeat and Jazziz, dissects our tune "Cricus", too:
They inaugurate the proceedings with a splintered drums and guitar call / response motif. But matters swiftly transform into a C&W like two-step breakout, coupled with the sounds of Morocco via Dill's clever phraseology and shrewd improvisational faculties along with an affable melodic hook. The guitarist's slick-picking lines come to a halt as they migrate into a 2/4 rock pulse and moderate the main theme. Consequently, the group's divergent processes don't end there, as Dill incorporates jazzy Wes Montgomery-like chord patterns into the schematic along with a touch of pandemonium towards the closing moments.