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The Gourishankar


Eclectic Prog

3.98 | 167 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars After reading some glowing reviews on PA about this band I decided to take my chances and get the CD. Oh, thank God I did it! Those guys are really stunning! Their music is a kaleidoscope of sounds, a truly prog gem. All kinds of musical styles are here: symphonic, neo, jazz rock, fusion, acoustic, metal, art rock, folk, eletronic, classical, you name it! The difference of russian Gourishankar from dozens of others who do mix all kinds of stuff is the fact that actually their songs make sense. Although very intricated, the tunes are hamornic, melodic, pleasant and coeherent. In other words, its very original and elaborated, and still accessible. This quality surely puts them very apart (its easy to make a mass of complicated noises and call it creative music).

The musicians are simply astonishing masters of their respective instruments. Vocals are also very well done, passionable and convincing, with a freshness rarely seen lately. Production is superb, making 2nd Hands one of the most interesting and captivating prog albums Ive ever heard in a long time. You have to hear to believe. Impossible to label, except for excellent music for the ears, heart, mind and soul. Im really looking forward to hear more from Gourishankar. Amazing! Highlights? All the tracks. Those guys are as good songwriters as they are players.

A must have for any prog fan.

Tarcisio Moura | 4/5 |


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