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DAYBREAKING LIVE

Roz Vitalis

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.06 | 19 ratings

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Devolvator
5 stars "Wind, sand and dancing with snakes."

Exactly so, associatively, I would call this magnificent live release from the delightful and refined ROZ VITALIS.

The recording is especially remembered for the increased influences of flute and guitar, which were virtually minimized in the early days of the band's career. Now, there is a feeling as if in the vastness of this disc the British Camel and the progressors Gong, from the period of the Shamal album, met in a single battle (the latter flaunts a graceful desert that evokes associations with the music of Roz Vitalis).

When listening to this live album, there is a feeling of a vast desert, but not something lifelessly dead, but on the contrary: infinitely warm, flowing, universal, timeless.

Melancholic and rather bluesy style of playing Vladimir Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky walks through huge landscapes, like a rider wrapped in a shroud. The characteristic "crystal" still life of keyboards by Ivan Rozmainsky is also actively present on the album. Well, the virtuoso drumming by Evgeny Trefilov is just

like in the spirit of the early Genesis, which speaks of the musicians' great love for the classics of the genre.

All tracks presented on the album, although diverse, are combined into one common musical canvas, capable of giving odds to many representatives of the genre, both old school and contemporaries. And the quality of the release itself does not raise any doubts, which speaks of the mastery of the highest standard, and of the group, as a single living organism, flowing from one phase to another, while remaining itself.

Devolvator | 5/5 |

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