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Post Rock/Math rock

3.54 | 26 ratings

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Paper Champion
5 stars Krobak’s first effort can be considered as a brave and honest one. It’s really evident that Igor tried to do his best and did everything in his power. Although the album is pure instrumental, I, actually, understood the point of music even without words. There is no point in singing when you can deliver your feelings, emotions and life-experience through music. While listening to the album, I delve into Krobak’s rich and elegant atmospheres, swam in the oceans of gentle and touching melodies, thought over each note in each song...

The main thing is that Igor focuses his attention not to technique and technical entry of music, but to melody and atmosphere above all. His music is a typical post-rock; typical within the bounds of the style, but not characteristic in terms of the songwriting way. I mean that Krobak, as a matter of fact, has its own style, or special sound, if this very expression may be tolerated.

I really recalled some events of my past during some spins, and that’s the thing which moved me a bit. When someone’s music touches my heart and soul, I fall in love with this music; it becomes my guide when I try to move ahead, my helpmate when I am in deep trouble, my salvation from being lost... Post-rock really helps me to be myself; it helps me to spend my days, to think over some questions inside me... It’s like a couch mixture for the sick.

Krobak’s music is very melancholic, sad and severe now and then. I appreciate the guitar work done by Igor: the album is full of beautiful melodies, breaks and climaxes. Park Luny glitters like gold, and is a great opener overall, being my favourite on the album. By The Music Of Autumn Trees, perhaps, is the most melancholic song on the “Diary of the Missed One” with a nice final section. The lengthiest track is the last one called The Fred Bull's Blues. If it’s not excellent all way through, then it does contain remarkable sections. I appreciated heavier and final parts most of all.

“The Diary of the Missed One” shows us in what way post-rock should develop around Post-Soviet area. The album is excellent and music is touching. True melancholic post-rock. Igor made the best of it.

The cover is great as well.

Good for you, Igor!

Paper Champion | 5/5 |


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