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Two Siberians (Белый Острог / White Fort) - Out of Nowhere CD (album) cover


Two Siberians (Белый Острог / White Fort)


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.23 | 13 ratings

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2 stars I was surprised to find this album on PA, because never heard this name. OK, first reason is that Two Siberians is used for abroad recordings only, and they are known in Russia from early nineties as White Fort ("Bely Ostrog" in Russian). They even released all collection of records under White fort name there in Russia. Two Siberians name was used when they got the contract with US label, just two albums were recorded under that name.

About music. This duo is two classically trained musicians from Irkutsk, Siberia ( el. violin and el. guitar). As you can imagine, playing as duo, it's a hard job to make a different music having just two these instruments ( no studio overdubbing, etc). So I can see that happily "Out Of Nowhere" is recorded with big team of guests. It strongly helps to make music more different and attractive.

Very first album song is Russian traditional folk song, slightly modified. You can hear Russian folklore elements more or less almost in all songs. For me, big part of album sounds as modernised Russian folklore , played by unusual instruments. I believe that for some it could sound a bit exotic, but generally it has not a big relation with jazz at all.

Few songs are a bit stronger - that ones, on which you can hear more jazzy sound played by guest musicians. All others are just light jazzy versions of modernised Russian folklore tunes, prepared for foreign market.

You can find few interesting sounds of electric violin and even fewer interesting sounds of guitar. Possibly, not bad album for world/folk lovers, can't imagine who in jazz fusion community could be interested by this album.

snobb | 2/5 |


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