The Balance of Risk is an excellent and very diverse album
Bruce Gall, ARFM Radio
Beautifully crafted music showing extremely well the compositional capabilities of this artist
Amazing songwriting and atmospheres with mix of classic prog/pop elements with contemporary drum programming and soundscapes (about Zdiar)
People Sound (early music portal)
Brian Johnstone is a driven and charismatic artist with a unique approach to his blend of progressive rock. His complex arrangements, beautiful melodies and forward-thinking arrangements echo the work of artists the likes of Toto, It Bites and Rush, just to mention a few.
As a seasoned keyboardist, Brian is part of several bands and side projects, including Zdiar, Visions Light and Scarlet Inside.
His sound is all about great sonic textures with a rock feel, clever musicianship and visionary compositions in a modern progressive rock context.
Whether within the creative collective of a collaborative project such as Zdiar or on his solo project Brian Johnstone’s music is refreshingly modern combining the best of progressive rock and tuneful innovative music with a gritty honesty and insightful lyrics.