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AN AMBASSADOR IN BONDS

Compassionizer

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.19 | 46 ratings

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Devolvator
5 stars "An Ambassador in Bonds" is the second album of the solo project of Ivan Rozmainsky titled Compassionizer. Released not so long ago, it resembles the conceptual continuation of the previous release "Caress Of Compassion", in fact this title is not only the name of the first album, but also the name of three tracks from it - three parts of the title composition.

On this disc we have all the best traditions of previous years, just as surprisingly woven together. But, unlike the first album, the music became sharper, and at the same time, as it were, more "directed upward", carried away into the distance, through the "fragments" of percussion. The leader of the project, as well as the leader of Roz Vitalis, Ivan Rozmainsky, I believe, being a deeply religious person, wanted to put into almost every composition a kind of "opening gate" effect for unfortunate souls dreaming of compassion. The composition "Hard-Won Humility" conveys this feeling especially sharply. This track, in my opinion, is the leitmotif not only of the album itself, but of the entire work of this wonderful collective as a whole. Sadness, harmony, compassion ? these features are revealed here by the depth of musical accords and nuances, where each note is someone's soul.

But in any case, it is extremely difficult to understand such music "on impulse", "light-mindedly"; it requires considerable effort, or careful attention to beauty. But if for some reason you stumbled upon this review, then you should start acquaintance with the works of Ivan Rozmainsky from the Roz Vitalis's album "Revelator". This album is, in general, the starting point in the process of moving to a new crystallized style and sound of both the later Roz Vitalis and the fresh amazing projects of Ivan Rozmainsky Compassionizer and Fair Wind Pleases - in all their complexity and versatility. If this is too difficult for you and not available enough - stick with Revelator.

And finally, it is no coincidence that I remembered Roz Vitalis. It is the last composition on this reviewed album "Bear Ye One Another's Burdens" - with a characteristic prog-rock sound - as if it echoes the previous works of this wonderful collective, in all its splendor. Listen to the entire album for a full palette of exquisite aesthetic nuances and facets.

Devolvator | 5/5 |

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