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Vespero Fitful Slumber Until 5 A.M. album cover
3.60 | 67 ratings | 1 reviews | 22% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2015

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Vision 1 - Ogni Fuoco [3:50:18 - 4:02:15] (11:57)
2. Vision 2 - Outer Planting [4:02:16 - 4:10:30] (8:14)
3. Vision 3 - Kamzas Red Sands [4:10:31 - 4:17:36] (7:05)
4. Vision 4 - 1507 [4:17:37 - 4:29:59] (12:22)
5. Vision 5 - Ezel [4:30:00 - 4:36:55] (6:55)
6. Vision 6 - Atil [4:36:56 - 4:51:14] (14:18)
7. Vision 7 - Kidish Hail [4:51:15 - 5:00:00] (8:45)

Total Time: 69:36

Line-up / Musicians

- Alexander Kuzovlev / mandolin, guitar, effects & devices, producer
- Alexey Klabukov / keyboards, synth, guitar, vocals
- Arkady Fedotov / bass, synth, e-bow
- Ivan Fedotov / drums, percussions, wave drum

- Alexander Taranenko / accordion (3)
- Alexey Esin / flute (1,4), zhaleyka (4)
- Pavel Alekseev / tenor sax (1,6,7)
- Vladimir Belov / cello (6)

Releases information

Artwork: ZonderZond

CD R.A.I.G. ‎- R086 (2015, Russia)

Digital album

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VESPERO Fitful Slumber Until 5 A.M. ratings distribution

(67 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(22%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(42%)
Good, but non-essential (30%)
Collectors/fans only (3%)
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)

VESPERO Fitful Slumber Until 5 A.M. reviews

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Review by BrufordFreak
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3 stars With this album Russian jammers Vespero have chosen a direction that incorporates more prominently the element of folk or world instrumentation. Guitarist Alexander Kuzovlev has introduced more traditional instruments (mostly mandolin) into lead or foundational roles in virtually every song. Keyboard wizard Alexey Klabukov has chosen either edgy-weird space/computer sounds or retro/70s sounds to be featured in his palette here. Drummer Ivan Fedotov has been asked to perform more straightforward role as rhythm keeper instead of the adventurous free-flowing improvisateur I fell in love with on By the Waters of Tomorrow. As a matter of fact, this 2010 release had me so excited exactly because this drummer and group were so free-form and adventurous--like the Krautrock bands of old. I fear that the band as a whole has reined in and contained their sound considerably since those formative days of the Naughties. It feels to me as if only bass player Arkady Fedotov has been able to really keep his groove on from the days of "old."

Don't get me wrong: There are good songs here--songs that I like to hear once in a while (though, I have to admit, there is not a single song that I love the whole way through)--but nothing that sucks me in and hypnotizes me the way By the Waters of Tomorrow and the "Liventure" series did.

Favorite songs: "Vision 2: Outer Planting (4:02:16 - 4:10:30)" (8:15) (9/10); "Vision 5: Ezel (4:30:00 - 4:36:55)" (6:56) (8/10); "Vision 1: Ogni Fuoco (3:50:18 - 4:02:15)" (11:53) (8/10), and; the Arabian feeling "Vision 6: Atil (4:36:46 - 4:51:14)" (14:18) (8/10).

A well-performed set of songs that are, unfortunately, a little disappointing to me. It is hard to discern this album's value as it is not, in my opinion, "an excellent addition to any prog rock music collection" nor is it merely "Good." It is a 3.5 star album that I am going to rate down for failing to live up to both my expectations and the band's potential.

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