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THE HIDDEN MAN OF THE HEART

Roz Vitalis

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.10 | 113 ratings

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mitarai_panda
4 stars Roz Vitalis was a Russian composer and keyboardist who set up a project in 2001, a poetry band. But later became a trio, the lineup expanded, not only the keyboard but also flute, harmonica, violin and clarinet and other instruments. Although it was the pre-pioneer shake and anti-rock, it was also considered to be psychedelic and space rock. It was influenced by LE ORME, GENTLE GIANT, KING CRIMSON, YES, ELP and other bands, but I feel like a moderately similar giant and overall. The king, led by the keyboard, is more like chamber music. Since the release of the album in 2002, the tenth "The Hidden Man of the Heart" has been released this year. The opening was a wonderfully fiddling violin performance. Then he joined the king's heavy dark atmosphere, with the guitar keyboard concerto of some folk music. At the same time, the wind instrument also joined impromptu performance. The opening music structure is rich. However, apparently after a wonderful and smooth start, Roz Vitalis started their pioneering path. Many unexpected arrangements and seemingly random wacky performances came to the fore. However, the turbulent improvisation was a bit of a sense of humour with wind instruments, followed by the elegant performance of flute and violin. Since I loved to think that the band had to lose sight of the beauty when it came to experimentation, it was an eye-catching moment. At this time, their music was still beautiful, and it could be considered as a gentle version of KC. Then the two qualified piano pieces were presented, followed by a flute with a slightly mournful flute. The wind instrument solo I remembered suddenly reminded me to think of after crying. It was extremely explosive but extremely elegant. It can be said that Roz Vitalis has provided enough space for these instruments. Whether it is a keyboard guitar, or a flute, violin, or a variety of characters, they all have their own solo moments. They all play well and create a psychedelic atmosphere. Elegant atmosphere, but at the same time maintain tense and mysterious. This is really one of the best albums released this year! Especially the outstanding performance of the violin and trumpet, so that the album while maintaining avant-garde, but also resistant and meticulous, a solid four and a half! It is worth noting that there are two long songs I think are the best in the vinyl version. Can not help but want to listen to many of their past works, and this should also often listen to it again. It is highly recommended that you can listen to RIOs with less interest because they are more like symphony, psychedelic and classical music.
mitarai_panda | 4/5 |

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