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Modern-Rock Ensemble



4.05 | 178 ratings

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5 stars I discovered this album quite suddenly getting the info that Max Velichko from 'Inside the Sound' was partially involved as a guitar player.

From the opening track my attention was captured by oriental flavor and great synergy between the lyrics and music. No hurry - 'Meditations' is capturing you more and more after each verse. Culmination of the piece is a bit unexpectedly hard rocking and not too optimistic, while the final is more symphonic.

'Meditations' is followed by beautiful piece 'What will happen to my Country' - these two pieces presume that Ukraine will still have some more challenges.

I was not ready to digest at once the title track 'Touch the Mystery' and it took 2 more days to understand and enjoy this epic. Basically I am not a big fan of long pieces, but 'TTM' is quite nicely divided into 8 parts with different tempos, time signatures and moods. I loved the keyboards, strings, Max's guitar and floating fretless bass as well as brief sax inclusions. Very organic, however very special sound and mixture of classical music, jazz-rock, hard-rock and sympho-rock. It reminds me the 1-st King Crimson.

To my opinion it was very good that Vladimir included 1989 live 'Swamp' on the CD. It shows that even then Vladimir already reached his own style and that the band musical skill was of the upper level. Nice tunes, melodies, arrangement and powerful culminations. Electric violin plays one of the leading roles. I understood that Vladimir has some classical musical backgrounds since he often uses cello, violin and string ensemble. It works to my opinion.

Great album - 5 stars. Looking forward to the new Modern-Rock Ensemble Mysteries and Meditations.

kirock | 5/5 |


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