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Kostarev Group


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.22 | 14 ratings

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5 stars What a nice surpirse! Alexander Kostarev Group is one of the most freak things that I've heard the last months!

First of all, is not difficult to get this album cos is available officially in AKG webpage. Second, if you are a fusion and/or avant garde/RIO fan, this album wouldn't disspoint you. A short folk Intro opens the way to some weird compositions with emphasys on great keyboard, violin and guitar solos and a tense and powerful and syncopated rhyhmical bases. Of course you can also find extraordinary mixtures of really avant garde sections a la Happy Family, distorted keyboards and guitars whit rhythmical sections specially on the first part of the album. My highlights here are: Vegetarian (weird, chaotic, tense), Heavy Water (great rhythmical base), Purgatory (oriental inffluences) and A-theist Hacker (another great piece with avant garde inffluences and an awsome flute work)

The second part is a long piece called Concerto Grosso #1. Is divided in five parts and it's a little more proggy and the band sometimes even sound like a chamber orchestra. However the solos still are powerful and complex and some calm moments are followed immediatly by freaky fusion or avant garde sections.

A great discover. Wonderful and surprising album which deserves all the attention of prog fans. 4.5*

progadicto | 5/5 |


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