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3.83 | 64 ratings | 2 reviews | 25% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Inverno (4:19)
2. Triptych: To The Falling Sun (10:07)
3. Rito (9:44)
4. Inna's Burst In Tears (7:58)
5. Crabs Ashore (7:09)
6. Skat (4:23)
7. Silence Breath Echo (8:41)
8. Ambience In Blue/ Altarage To The Thunder (13:11)

Total time 65:32

Line-up / Musicians

- Natalja Tjurina/ vocals (3,4), whisper voice (5)
- Alexander Kuzovlev/ guitar, bass (1), electronics, whisper voice (5)
- Alexei Klabukov/ keyboards (4,5), whisper voice (5)
- Valentin Rulev/ violin (1,2,5,8), synths (8)
- Arkady Fedotov/ bass, vocals (3,5), synths (2,3,6,7), flute (3,7)
- Ivan Fedotov/ drums, percussion

- Karnelia Mangoe / vocals (7)

Releases information

Artwork: ZonderZond

CD R.A.I.G. ‎- R024 (2007, Russia)

Recorded and mixed by Alexander Kuzovlev in Astrakhan, 2005-2006
Mastered by Alisa Coral at KZI Studio in Moscow, 2007

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VESPERO Rito ratings distribution

(64 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(25%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(41%)
Good, but non-essential (23%)
Collectors/fans only (5%)
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)

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Review by Prog-jester
4 stars Recently we had a conversation with Ian "Vibrationbaby" Gledhill about Russian Prog. The main idea that can be taken from it is that Russian Prog Artists are less influenced by world music trends, so they take inspiration from their own sources. This is why most bands sound so fresh and innovative.

I lie if I'll say that VESPERO is NOT that kind of band. In fact, they're very creative and challening unit, sheer brilliance in terms of Psychedelic Rock. The album may sound a bit too straight-forward and TOO Psychedelic (fans of the genre, add an extra star here to the rating!), but this is because it's a compilation of instrumental tracks written during band's career - it's not quite an album as a union of songs and ideas. Ranging from jam-based grooves to loose ambient soundscapes, music flirts with related genres like Post-Rock, Kraut-Rock and Space-Rock. Evoking GONG, CAN, HAWKWIND and OZRIC TENTACLES shades in listener's mind, "Rito" never becomes neither a clone nor a blueprint fo something unfinished. Experience and professionalism, maturity and assurance - need more synonyms to VESPERO?

Highly recommended and simply the best Psychedelic Album from this year so far...but if you need more Prog Rock instead of Psychedelic one, check other VESPERO tracks on their RealMusic page (details on web-site)

Review by Rivertree
4 stars Psychedelic pure from Astrakhan ...

VESPERO is a south russian band which plays trippy, spacey music with references to some other styles too. This album is a collection of recorded songs from 2005/2006, instrumental, except some male and female voices here and there. The tracks are blending into each other building a compelling one hour trip. The complete album is well designed therefore with a very special drumming and sometimes in a droning dramatic mood caused by heavy psych guitars and many synthy electronic elements which also refers to experimental/post rock.

The album is opened by the very mysterious Inverno with violin and distorted guitars. Triptych - to the falling sun is starting canterbury like - a catchy bass line brings tempo to the song but then we glide into a more jazz rocking part with a nice guitar solo and finally change to a dizzy dissonant interaction between violin, synthesizer and the band's rhythm branch. Rito, the title song and the album highlight works just like a krautrock jam. The band conjurs a wonderful gloomy psych gem gathering a dub groove, flute, synths and spacy guitars.

Inna's burst in tears shines as a space rocker with melancholic female voices whereas Crabs ashore escalates during the seven minutes, every instrument gets more and more dramatic. Skat and Silence breath echo are spacy improvised - good but not that spectacular. Ambience in blue - altarage to the thunder is ambient floating, near to avant and chamber because of an intense violin interplay, for the last minutes surprising because getting tempo with a happy reggae flavour.

This album has a great aura, not suitable for background listening and not everyone's taste for sure - appealing to fans of experimental psych and krautrock music.

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