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3.31 | 10 ratings | 1 reviews | 30% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1993

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Танцы на крышах (Dances on the Roofs) (10:04)
2. Дыхание воды (Breathing of Water) (10:20)
3. Возвращение (The Return) (15:07)
4. По ту сторону холма (On the Other Side of the Hill) (7:32)
5. Легкие травы (Light Grasses) (6:47)
6. Вверх (Upwards) (1:31)

Total Time 51:21

Line-up / Musicians

- Maxim Pshenichny / guitars, acoustic guitars, keyboards, block-flute, vocals, composer, arranger, producer
- Alexei Petrov / percussion, acoustic and electric drums

Guest musicians:
- D. Gusakov / bass (4)
- O. Degtiariov / acoustic guitar (5)
- A. Ratsen / drum programming (5)

Releases information

CD RDM Co. Ltd. / F Records CDRDM 3 06 019 (1993)

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RAINY SEASON Альбом трав / The Grasses Album ratings distribution

(10 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(30%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
Good, but non-essential (20%)
Collectors/fans only (10%)
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Review by Mellotron Storm
3 stars RAINY SEASON are a Psychedelic band out of Russia and this is their second release from 1993. I have the debut "The Return" which is better than this one in my opinion. "The Grasses Album" I find a little too ambient and the first track is by far my least favourite so it's like getting off on the wrong foot every time I spin this. I do like how melancholic this recording is and I thought of Terje Rypdal on more than one occasion. This band is a duo with guests helping out just like on the debut.

"Dances On The Roofs" has this relentless percussion that bothers me for some reason, of course given the title I guess that beat is important. Atmosphere comes and goes along with the percussion until the percussion stays and spacey synths help out. Angular guitar after 3 minutes along with drums as the percussion continues. The guitar stops before 6 minutes as the keyboards? replace it. The drumming is relentless and I'm just not a fan of this one. "Breathing Of Water" is ambient to start with gentle sounds coming and going. Some low end picked guitar and droning keys lead the way here. This is very melancholic. Flute arrives later on and it becomes more prominent around 7 minutes then it starts to wind down 10 minutes in.

"The Return" is the longest track at over 15 minutes. A dramatic intro of electronics before it settles right down with spacey and pulsating sounds. This is really laid back. The guitar starts to cry out and it's such a moody sound reminding me of Rypdal. Some dramatic outbursts after 8 minutes then the guitar is back leading. It's crying out again big time 11 1/2 minutes in before it all settles back down once again. "On The Other Side Of The Hill" features more droning sounds and picked guitar and again it's melancholic. The guitar starts to soar at 3 1/2 minutes and I like the guitar solo late to end it. "Light Grasses" is my favourite. Spacey sounds to start as picked guitar joins in. A second guitar joins in sounding really good. Drums follow as it builds. "Upwards" is the short 1 1/2 minute closer with pulsating atmosphere and relaxed guitar melodies throughout.

Lots to like here and it's probably closer to 3.5 stars.

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