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4.08 | 33 ratings | 2 reviews | 36% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1985

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Birth of Earth (3:00)
2. Who I Am! (6:37)
3. Warmth of Earth (3:52)
4. Meeting on the Milky Way (3:46)
5. Farewell (3:13)
6. Expectation (4:20)
7. Rekkens (5:22)
8. Hope (3:40)
9. Where Are You? (5:45)
10. Lonely Sail (3:43)
11. Finale (Hymn to Human Being) (9:11)

Total Time 52:29

Bonus tracks on 2009 reissue:
12. Birth of Earth (original LP version) (3:05)
13. Who Am I! (original LP version) (6:35)
14. Hope (original LP version) (3:44)
15. Hymn to Man (original LP version) (9:15)

Line-up / Musicians

- Edward Artemiev / composer

- Janna Rozhdestvenskaya / vocals
- Boomerang Ensemble
- Yuri Bogdanov / acoustic & electric guitars, Synthi 100 synthesizer
- Igor Len / keyboards
- Sergei Saveliev / keyboards
- Alexey Zakirov / bass
- Sergey Bogdanov / drums

Releases information

Artwork: Peter Stuenko

LP Melodia C60 23029 000 (1985, USSR)

CD Musea ‎- FGBG 4309.AR (1999, France) Remastered
CD Belle Antique ‎- BELLE 91519 (2009, Japan) As above, plus 4 bonus tracks from original LP

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(36%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(30%)
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Review by Kazuhiro
4 stars Official position of professor of Soviet cultural university. And, Eduard Artemiev that held the chairman of the Soviet electronic music composer society successively appeared in 1937. The history is started as a synthetic music and a synthesizer player graduation from the composition department of advanced Academy of Music in Moscow later in 1960.

It is said that a large amount of material concerning music was always created after own studio is established in 1966. Journalists by the locale at that time were reporting that the music character that Eduard Artemiev had done in the 70's had devoted oneself to Rock. However, those opinions will be able to consider the situation as various respects.

Always music character that Eduard Artemiev did reformative point. There might certainly have been a flow of management and the inspection as their situations at that time. It was not a translation that completely at least managed the situation. A progressive and a reformative flow might have been at least becoming main currents for the item of music. It might have been Eduard Artemiev to have practiced them.

Music's for a famous worked of related of Eduard Artemiev as other respects movie work might have been mentioned. The derivation of the influence received from "Solaris" open to the public in 1972 and music might have at least had the influence in a local market. It might have been an opinion from another angle to the music character of Eduard Artemiev from which it was mentioned to journalism as an opinion and directionality.

Or, the Rock fan and some dealers paid attention to the wonderful music that Eduard Artemiev had done as work that Eduard Artemiev is related because the signature tune in the Moscow Olympics in 1980 was too a make as symphonic. Reformative music might not have applied to the part that had been especially managed as a result. Perhaps, it is guessed that there was an inspection related to lyrics. However, music was free. Progressive music of Russia that had been created in the situation might have been a treasure house for the fan of Prog Rock.

This album is a most important work at the history at latter term for Eduard Artemiev at that time. Boomerang Ensemble takes charge of ..performing concerning the recording of the album.. t. There is actually a theory that says that it is not related to the recording of this album at all Eduard Artemiev. However, the music character that Eduard Artemiev cultivated develops and is established. And, it is partial of complete construction with the synthetic music and symphonic that splendidly catches the age. They are completely constructed with this album and expressed.

The synthesizer used with this album is machine parts that is called EMS Synthi 100 made in the Soviet Union. It is said that there is a flavor besides the sound of the Moog synthesizer. The music character of Russia at that time might have appeared remarkably in the introduction of this machine parts to which it paid attention. This synthesizer is famous because it was possible to use it by "The Dark Side Of The Moon" that Pink Floyd announced. As for the history of music, in Eastern Europe at that time, consistently original pursuit and following the culture might have been given. When it is based, these music is guessed as details finished up in original music that is not to feel the influence of other music characters too much indeed. The introduction of a symphonic, electronic machine parts is projected to this album as a music character that Eduard Artemiev indeed at that time did. This album might have influenced very much for the fan of Prog Rock as music of fine quality. And, this album taken up with the earth and Global warming as the theme is grand overall as much as possible.

"Birth Of Earth" produces a complete dash feeling with SE of the explosive sound. Part of construction of rhythm unfolded in fast Passage where The irregular Beat was multiused. Part of Solo of complete guitar in close relation to obbligati of synthesizer with tension. It is a tune to decide the impression of this album.

"Who I Am" creates one complete space. The tune receives the top attended with the melody that gives a grand impression from the part of the song that flows quietly. The song gives the ability and the volume of one's voice as much as possible. A grand melody and an electronic sound twine effectively and advanced development is complete. It succeeds exactly as symphonic Rock of fine quality. The song shifts to the part of the scat and goes to the part of grander more symphonic on the way of the tune. The composition in which the sound and the space of an electronic sequence are felt will call overwhelming impression.

The melody of "Warmth Of Earth" with an acoustic guitar and the anacatesthesia is impressive. Part of melody of guitar with exhilaration one feels. The composition in which a sense of relief and a pastoral part are involved is splendid.

"On The Bank Of The Milky Way" is a perfect tune. The irregular Meter is multiused from Intro with overwhelming development and it advances. The song to get on the composition and a perfect melody shows off overwhelming powerful. The progress of Chord that has both the tension and the sense of relief will completely excite the listener. This tune can be counted as one of the highlights of this album. Melody to get on rhythm that multiuses nine rhythms. The impression of the tune is completely decided to an effective melody of the sound and the synthesizer of the guitar intensely sung. The composition where it goes to the melody to introduce in the part of Coda of the tune is perfect. It is correct and a masterpiece if it thinks as a tune of the part of a complete electron and original symphonic that is.

In "Farewell", a grand melody with the synthesizer is a feature. And, the line of Bass that supports the melody also contributes to the tune. Because the player is well versed in work concerning the recording with the studio as much as possible, the part of ensemble is complete. The sensibility to introduce a part of Solo of the guitar and a shining electronic sound effectively might be splendid. One space and story are recollected to this tune.

In "Expectation", the melody with a beautiful sequence and synthesizer is features. Processing of effective composition in which part and sound of gentle song are made to overlap. An electronic part and the part of symphonic shift to the part with the dash feeling and the sense of relief. The melody of the tune is grand as much as possible. There is a part where the music character of Atoll and Francois Breant is reminiscent as the impression.

The melody of an aggressive song in close relation to the part where a complete sequence is had both twines round "Rakkans". The rhythm that catches the age is a little reminiscent of the dance music. The effect of an electronic sound has been brought from this tune forward.

In "Hope", a beautiful melody and the song with an acoustic guitar are features. Processing of effective sound with synthesizer. Or, it contributes by the line of Bass. It consists as a tune with the form of a beautiful ballade.

"Where Are You?" is a tune with some elements of the dance music. The sound of E-Piano in close relation to a steady rhythm section has decided the impression of the tune. The introduction of Vocoder might also have taken it as an impression of the tune. Solo of the guitar is announced with stability.

In "Lonely Sail", the sound of the synthesizer with diversity is a feature. It shifts to the part where space is recollected because of a heavy flow of the melody and the part of the rhythm. The part of Electronics is expressed well. And, the melody and the rhythm of the guitar with the expression of feelings intermittently introduced expand the width of the tune.

"Hymn To Man" is a grand tune composed attended with the melody of complete symphonic. The composition that gives the melody with a transparent feeling and the sense of relief from the part of the sequence and is developed is splendid. Part of melody that produces expression of feelings and powerful song. The composition is complete. The performance exactly creates one space in union. All the atmosphere united with this album is blocked in this tune.

In the age, the music character that Eduard Artemiev had followed satisfactorily splendidly demonstrated the ability in this album. Uniting the part where an electronic sound and symphonic are good is completely expressed in this album.

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5 stars It is a joke that Edward Artemiev wrote the soundtracks for nearly a half of Russian (and not only) movies and a 3/4 of cartoons, but there's a grain of truth in that joke. A pioneer of Russian electronic music, who is well-known for his innovative works with ANS synthesizer (which was a photo-el ... (read more)

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