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3.95 | 13 ratings | 2 reviews | 15% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Beowuld (15:28)
2. Ovum Mechanicus (10:49)
3. Mane, Thechel, Phares (17:15)
4. Tombeau de Cherdak (12:10)

Total Time 55:45

Line-up / Musicians

- Sergey Syomin/ archlute, baroque guitar
- Alexey Syomin/ electric & classic guitars
- Denis Arsenin/ bass guitar
- Edgar Kempish/ drums & percussions
- Maris Jekabsons/ vocal, bagpipes
- Elizabeth Perecz/ keyboards

and Julia Pecherskaya - female vocals on 'Beowulf'

Releases information

(c) Mellow Records

'Cherdak' is a Russian word for attic

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OLIVE MESS Cherdak ratings distribution

(13 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(15%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(54%)
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Review by snobb
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4 stars Second album of Olive Mess - avant band from my neighbour country of Latvia is very professional mix of chamber rock, some jazzy elements,folk motives (mostly Celtic) and zeuhl aesthetics.

Just four long (from 10 to 17 minutes) compositions, but albums itself looks very concentrated. Two very complex, sometimes dissonant guitars ( you can hear obvious Frippian influence between others), zeuhlish drumming, bagpipes and some vocals in times. Music is a pyramid of rhythm breaks and structures, nervous,sometimes dark, sometimes airy baroqueness. Vocals are mostly in English (with Latvian accent). Unusual combination of medieval music, chamber avant,jazz-rock and zeuhl.

Band is obscure even in their home country, all musicians has their main job outside of it. Just few concerts per year, album's recording once per some years. It's pity, band plays very professional and original music. Really recommended to everyone interested in complex modern avant rock with roots in baroque sound and zeuhl atmosphere.

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4 stars Latvian band Olive Mess has at least ten years making music, half way between avant garde, RIO and symph prog. "Cherdak" (Attic) is their second effort. Purchased in 2008 is a 4 long-epic suites album where the average listener could find some melodical avant garde influences, oriental and mediev ... (read more)

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