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VORKOMA

Krobak

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.46 | 11 ratings

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memowakeman
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3 stars Only Krobak!

That "only" word, means that here you will listen to Igor Sidorenko's compositions under the name of Krobak, and nothing more. I say this because the last three Krobak related albums I have reviewed were released with the collaboration of other musicians (Gdeva, Somnolent, Monocube), those so called splits.

This time, Krobak offers four short but nice elaborated songs. If you are familiar with his music, then you know that most of his compositions are long epics, I already knew it, but that thing made me actually feel interested in this EP. Released in 2008, Vorkoma shows a slightly different face of Krobak.

"They are all Shot this winter" opens the album. Dreamy guitars make a tranquil but at the same time sad atmosphere. While the seconds pass, new elements are building up the song's structure and maintain you expectant, waiting for what is happening next. This is a beautiful composition that can make Igor proud, the emotions and feelings he created are awesome. It is great to see that the use of only one guitar can completely change the song, I said this because of minute 4:30 where an intense electric guitar appears.

Before reading the previous reviews, I really felt that the second track called "Three Tired Hands" could work as a soundtrack. Now that I know that this was inspired by Badalamenti's music, I understand why. This song is not really the clear example of Krobak's music, but anyway worth listening. It has repetitive bass notes and a particular guitar sound that reflects his film experiences (part of).

"As Fresh as the Air of the Night" returns to that post rock sound particular of this project. He likes using as much guitar notes as he can, he likes playing with sounds and reflecting in his music. I like the way he puts ten different sounds (ten is just a number) in a second, and you can still appreciate all of them.

And this short EP finishes with "Everyday I set my Gaze towards the East waiting for the Sun", is a very interesting track where one can enjoy the different colours and textures provoked by the instruments. The atmosphere may be darker than the previous songs, and the piano may be guilty for that, which does not mean it is bad, not at all. There are some moments here of apparent silence, but guitars are always there.

A very good four-song EP that can be listened and enjoyed anytime, but which in a certain way lacks of Krobak's essence, which in my opinion are his long and complex compositions. Here, none of these tracks explode, I was really waiting for that, but maybe Is because I am used to it thanks to previous Krobak experiences. Anyway this is just a slice of Igor's music. My final grade is three stars.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 3/5 |

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