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HAGO

HAGO

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3.61 | 18 ratings | 2 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2018

Songs / Tracks Listing




1 Past Forward (1:32)
2 Ezekiel 1.4 (7:40)
3 Gefilte Kabab (6:00)
4 Ancient Secrets (8:29)
5 Rain (1:10)
6 Shdemati (5:57)
7 Dawn of Machine (3:11)
8 Alpha Centauri (4:25)
9 Aurora (8:37)
10 Clockwork (1:25)
11 Antikythera (7:17)
12 Tralfamadore (7:59)

Total Time 63:42

Line-up / Musicians


- Nerya Zidon / Saxes
- Yoel Genin / Guitars
- Tom Bar / Piano/Keys
- Guy Bernfeld / Bass
- Yogev Gabay / Drums

Special guests:
Yshai Afterman / Percussion
Inna Dudukina / Voice
Parham Haghighi / Voice
Danna Protsenko / Voice
Harsh*tha Krishnan / Voice
Ron Warburg / Trumpet
Vasilis Kostas / Lauto
The Quintet - Ilana Kleiman, Merry Ann Genin, Lexi Pelton, Eilon Freeman, Or Hasson / Strings
Daniel Markovich / String arrangement



Releases information

CD/Digital self-released January 18, 2018.

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HAGO HAGO ratings distribution


3.61
(18 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
33%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(39%)
39%
Good, but non-essential (28%)
28%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

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Review by aapatsos
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Metal and Heavy Prog Teams
3 stars Promising start from a band that describe their music as ''falafel djent'' - not entirely an accurate description but hints to some of the main musical avenues they explore: near-eastern music and heavy progressive metal. The other main component, and perhaps most prominent, is that of jazz-fusion, which they execute brilliantly. Two members, Yoel Genin and Yogev Gabay, are also in the Israeli progressive metal band Distorted Harmony, therefore the bonding is already there for a mature result.

Trioscapes, Seven Impale and Panzerballet are some of the bands that come to mind listening to this debut album; if you add the near-eastern influences to their music, this pretty much sums up what you are expecting to get out of this experience. The focus is more on the development of the composition on jazz-fusion substrates instead of the building on progressive metal and later adding the jazz sprinkle. Saxophone is prominent, hence the resemblance to the aforementioned bands, but the tilt towards the Israeli music moves them away from being directly compared to them, apart from perhaps 2-3 tracks where the influences are stronger.

For a near-purely instrumental album, structure and cohesion marks are high, with interest fading slightly in tracks where the Panzerballet madness virus strikes (Antikythera, Tralfamadore). Varied compositions such as ''Shdemati'', ''Aurora'', ''Ancient Secrets'' contain most of what a demanding progressive metal fan would ask for in a new venture. As it stands, ''HAGO'' is an intelligent, skilled set of musical tracks demonstrating prowess and creativity. Taking this to the next level with a more structured approach and musical concept might produce an album even more memorable. 3.5 stars.

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4 stars Hago is an avant-garde metal band from the United States. Founded in 2014, Hago is founded by guitarist Yoel GENIN, drummer Yogev GABAY and bassist Guy BERNFIELD at Berklee College of Music. They recruited saxophonists and pianists. Their style blends with jazz and Middle Eastern influences, so that ... (read more)

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