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LOST SYMPHONY

Karfagen

 

Symphonic Prog

3.97 | 194 ratings

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CAERLLYSI
5 stars KARFAGEN ? LOST SYMPHONY

AKP is BACK to ensure a magnificent finale to 2011 and herald in 2012 with a TRUE MONSTER of a release marking the standard by which all instrumental albums should now be judged. Remember when Tubular Bells challenged and broke all the rules, KALUGIN likewise takes that musical leap.

Lovers of all good music will be engrossed as he ever enriches your enjoyment and challenges the listener to many a "what comes next" moment when arriving at the traditional classic progressive rock point in major tracks that very few are capable of pulling off and onwards to that ultimate symphonic experience.

There are so many styles here you would need a page to just list them all! But put simply KALUGIN just writes plays and produces SOMETHING THAT'S SPECIAL and our music needs leaders. Here he shows KALUGIN IS THAT MAN.

Two long tracks take centre place JOURNEY THOUGHT THE LOOKING GLASS and title track LOST SYMPHONY, complimented by a variety of shorter tracks that explore music to its full symphonic glory making it 64 minutes to savour.

As with SUNCHILD - AS FAR AS accompanying the great man himself the musicians at the heart of the album are Alexandr, Sergey, Oleg and Vanya, alongside an elite array of classical musicians playing Bassoon, Flute, Oboe, Viola, Violin and Cello.

KALUGIN, its evident here, went into the studio on an emotional high fresh from his critical success with the recent AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE plus his performance with legendary ex Uriah Heep's John Sloman at the UK's Summers End festival, producing an album confirming him as a JUGGERNAUT of a musician, a talent likened to a MAGICIAN he creates a Tapestry of Symphonic Art Rock that weave together a maze of Progressive, Art, Heavy, Traditional, Classical, Jazz Rock and so much more, KALUGIN keeps pushing the envelope without sacrificing his trademark rainbow of melodies each playing individually, continually and even alongside each other at times.

DO YOU DARE TO MISS OUT ON THIS MAZE OF SYMPHONIC ART/PROG ROCK

Will Mackie CaerllysiMusic

CAERLLYSI | 5/5 |

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