Contemporary jazz from Russia reaching into different directions. Very interesting album! I especially enjoyed the varying colourful arrangements. Well, the compositions and the playing are also great..
A pity that you can't chose a favorite track here, but perhaps that's for the better because I would have had a hard time chosing between Polyphonic Paint and Faboulous Funk ;-)
These are stories about many and one thing. About emotions and events: happened, happen, never existed. About mermaids and the underwater world, about feelings and destinies, voices sing (and sometimes remain silent) about love for people and an endless search, which once called us on this musical journey. No matter where the plot finds us, the center of the system is always the human being: the perceiver, the sender, the thinker.
The album includes compositions from different years, some of them have changed almost beyond recognition along the way, and we are pleased to present the results of this evolution. The recording itself eventually took only three and a half busy days. Perhaps that is why the sound is so "honest" and lively.
We thank our wonderful musician friends Ivan Akatov, Alena Shcherbina, Vadim Kharchenko, Dmitry Ignatov, Ivan Muralov, Kirill Parenchuk, Over Serrano and responsive sound engineer Valentin Osinsky, who embarked on this journey with us.
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This album comprises a brilliant rendering of one of the most important works in the history of polyphonic music, but the main reason I've bought it is the last fugue. There's evidence that Bach actually completed it, but died while writing the final copy. Everything after bar #239 is lost. Contrary to some others, Kimiko Ishizaka's own 2:30 minutes completing the work in a most seamless way don't add the composition cycle's main theme, but process the three themes introduced before only. Sven B. Schreiber
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A highly mesmerizing, mostly instrumental album from France, reminding me of so many good moments with music by "Karda Estra", "Tortoise", and "Magma", just to name a few pleasant associations that arise in me. At the core there's guitar, alto sax, and drums, joined by occasional vocals and various other instruments like vibraphone, harp, oboe, strings, bass, and - hey - even some Rhodes piano. Sven B. Schreiber