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2 stars Long second studio album of Uzbekistan-based band. There are some line- up changes, and some musical changes as well.

Being still mostly instrumental, some vocals appear in places. Musically it is still same instrumental rock with strong accent on technical side. Very slight Central Asian tunes are included, but deeply under the guitars rock skin.

With this album I have same problem with all this band's works: being very competent technically, their music are in fact endless demonstration of these technical abilities. You will hardly find something inside (something, what is music itself). Cold, emotionless, or even mechanic sound. It doesn't touch your soul.

If on earlier work there were some jazz fusion influences, and it gave some diversity in monotonous sound, there on this album sound is mostly clean of that. Calculated technical progressive rock.In places, where some jazzy guitar work is added, sound is flat and colourless. Even some world fusion elements can't inject life in very formal musicianship.

Vocals are controversial, and you will hardly remember even a small moment of all long album after you will finish listening.

Respecting musicians technical level and quite good recordings quality ,I can valuate this album as 2,5 . But hardly can recommend it to any listener.

Too long and too boring. Letter without message.

P.S. Nice front-cover and terrible inlay design!

snobb | 2/5 |


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