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Лошадь белая / WHITE HORSE



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3.17 | 16 ratings

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3 stars Last to date Aquarium studio album is what you can expect from this band at the end of first decade of XXI century. For a years the band became more personal project of his founder, vocalist and leader Boris Grebenschikov. Very recognisable voice, acoustic sound beauty, down tempo songs with exotic rhythms and rare instruments.

Djivan Gasparyan on duduk , big wind and strings musicians team, accordion. Band always had his own sound and atmosphere. But there are two big problems with this album. First, the great formula once invented could not be used for a few decades without serious changes. But Aquarium music almost didn't changed during last some years.

Second problem is band almost missed it's energy or let say "rock" ingredient of it's music. Sound is liquid, almost meditative, but when song after song is sounding like that, listener could be bored soon.

Third problem is for listener without Russian language knowledge. Even if esoteric, lyrics build better effect in combination with music there, than the music itself.

Overall one more average band 's album. Not bad but absolutely predictable. One between some similar band's albums.

Around 2,5.

snobb | 3/5 |


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