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EXOTIC CREATURES AND A STOLEN DREAM

Sunchild

 

Crossover Prog

4.19 | 88 ratings

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CAERLLYSI
5 stars Before I talk about this magnificent album I feel the need to put on record a comment I see from time to time made by reviewers "kalugin is prolific "as a negative statement

for god sake the man is amongst the very few prog musicians who are full time dedicated to making new music he is first and foremost a composer sadly for most working in our genre its a hobby they deeply care about but have a day job .

plus being based in eastern europe his ability to play live is hugely restricted by the red tape and costs involved so hes left with just his ability to compose to warm his heart musically.

That status quo for some 20 years now is hopefully about to change as he is based now in poland due to you know what happened in his home city of kharkiv last year

so be warned because in the last couple of months his " a message for peace tour "has rocked whatever parts of western europe reached out to him. So in 2023 he can light up a stage near you

now ive got that off my chest its onto the album

ALMOST FOUR YEARS IN THE MAKING

I can remember so well the first demos of these two beasts with live drums added way back in the early part of 2020 WOW this was going to be something very special

two monster progressive tracks that remind us so much of the hey day of our genre

music that weaves its web from one musical section to another and back again seamlessly with melodies and passages that tear at the heart of all prog heads

lifelines at 26 + minutes passes so quickly its almost an illusion in time and will be a strong contender for best prog track of 2023

the second epic northern lights will be a stage anthem for decades to come kalugin is a stage master craftsman and has been wooing audiences across western europe in recent months and

this latest track will be on the play live roster from now on for sure.

as ever antony has called upon his mighty small army of top musicians which include three very different styled lead guitarists maximising the colours of the music and sound that is sunchild

musically sunchild is prog rock with strong lyrical content whilst karfagen is art rock mainly instrumental thats the very clear and basic soul and identity of both

as ever the packaging is classy The cd comes as a glossy digi-pack with 2 big full colour posters as well as a booklet with artwork by the talented artist igor sokolskiy

Its time now for the rest of you to enjoy a master craftsman at work like I am able to

happy days

will caerllysi music

CAERLLYSI | 5/5 |

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