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3 stars Brothers in arms ...

Well - the three M's. Fellow proghead Igor Sidorenko aka krobak has sent me one of his rare 'Structura Tortura' demos - many thanks - and now it's time to offer my impressions. All the instruments are played by himself - except some violin parts - and that's appreciable per se (especially for me as a non-musician). Not to forget - this is a split CD and the second part is delivered by Vitaly Pereladov aka krikston who has already produced two full albums. As for a first summary I can notice: their music matches during the whole 60 minutes switching between a solemn atmosphere and rocking parts which can be most likely categorized as post rock. Maybe one can say they are brothers in arms hereby.

The three M's - characteristic for the first song Amnesia. Divided in three parts - melancholic without any doubt and this is accurate first of all for the begin, suspense-packed with a psychedelic guitar and (synthy?) violin additions. And the end, minimalistic with a repetitive, probably native folk violin theme. The drums are present in the middle part and the song gets tempo, a happy flavour supported by a nice melodic guitar solo. The diary of the missed one is also provided with three parts - very atmospheric with soundscapes, various guitar skills (Ballalaika?) and piano additions. A rough guitar riff initiates The fried bull's waltz followed by spacey synths - screwy, sometimes nearly dissonant, accompanied by reserved drums. Very interesting but not everyone's taste for sure. For the last minute the krobak part is rounded up with the violin theme known from the first song.

Krikston's part delivers more rocking elements in its entirety. Art saves/skills is a 12 minute song alternating indeed between mellow psychedelic parts and rough hard rocking guitars - well done. The next songs even manage the same conditions - a mix of melancholic psych and post rocking elements sometimes in a special dramatic mood. The last song Come With Me On Wires differs as a more ambient piece with some mysterious synths.

As for a conclusion: a good and skillful promo and there should come more - I hope so.

Rivertree | 3/5 |


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