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5 stars The recent, fresh opus of the remarkable St. Petersburg musician Ivan Rozmainsky, with the Compassionizer project, pleases with an abundance of instruments and musical ideas from the first seconds. Is it possible to imagine an unified fusion of Gentle Giant, Henry Cow, Univers Zero and even Pink Floyd from the Meddle period? However, this is not just a fact - it is a reality revealed to the listener in the music of this unusual group. I think that the description of every separate composition is hardly a necessary exercise, because each track is a whole kaleidoscope of musical forms, but you can try to put some of them into words. For example, The Invasion of a Crying Shame is an amazing "avant-garde tango" that combines elements of jazz. Followed by Black Sky White - originates in Indian traditions, coupled with electronic meditations, wonderfully intertwined with percussion. I Need You to Help - sounds more traditional, and slightly sends us back to the worlds of early Yes & Genesis - to the best times of British art-rock, while being refracted by Andrey Stefinov's amazing wind harmonies. The title track Narrow is the Road is a pure visionary rebuke to the music of the early 20th century, correct me if I'm wrong. Something painfully from the Silver Age! It's so cool to hear references to it in prog rock. In fact, all of the above is a little that can be conveyed by listening to this wonderful album. The album is definitely for connoisseurs of music, even despite the prog-rock. The quality of performance is top notch. As I wrote in previous reviews - their music continues to grow stronger and improve, this album only confirms this formula!
Devolvator | 5/5 |


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