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Gunesh Ensemble

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3.78 | 9 ratings | 4 reviews | 44% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1999

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Intro (2:04)
2. To My Friends (3:46)
3. Vietnamese Frescos-II (7:03)
4. 45 Degrees Centigrade In a Shadow (3:32)
5. Rhythmsof Ancient Land (10:34)
6. The Magic Caftan (4:10)
7. Liana (4:03) (traditional)
8. Kechpeleg (3:16) (traditional)
9. To My Friends-2 (3:34)
10. Hit the Road (4:49)
11. Finale (0:43)

Total Time: 47:36


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Line-up / Musicians

- Irina Shafiyeva / keyboards, voice
- Stepan Stepaniantz / keyboards
- Michail Loguntsov / sitar, guitar
- Ilyas Pasha / guitar
- Vladimir Belousov / bass
- Makhtumkuli Kurban Niyazov / percussion
- Stanislav Morozov / saxophone
- Lev Feryans / clarinet
- Khak Berdy / tabla
- Rishad Shafi / drums, percussion, xylophone

Releases information

CD Boheme Music,1999 CD Boheme Music 911107
The second CD by Turkmen band Gunesh (actually this is their third album) consists of the recordings made by the leader Rishad Shafi with different musicians in different years, precisely - from 1985 to 1990. The tracks of "45 Degrees Centigrade In a Shadow" were recorded in three different cities: in Ashkhabad (capital of Turkmenistan, their homeland), Tashkent (capital of Uzbekistan) and Moscow (capital of Russia). Re-released in 2000.

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4 stars The third and last album from the Turkmenistan band Gunesh Ensemble is surely the less inventive and the most conventional, but still remain a great album. More fusion oriented than it's predecessors, it's flawless denoting a huge music tecnique from all the members of the band. But overall shine ... (read more)

Report this review (#301480) | Posted by bungle77 | Friday, October 01, 2010 | Review Permanlink

5 stars For me the second album is so good like the first one. In spite of the first audition to be not much difficult, the next ones help to like more and more this work. Richard Shafi continues the fusion between the ethnic thing and the jazz, when great Zappian atmosphere is containing this album. ... (read more)

Report this review (#168285) | Posted by Joćo Paulo | Monday, April 21, 2008 | Review Permanlink

1 stars After band's first excellent album this one is too bad and poor. I think that this album does not have anything that can make it the part of Progressive Rock, perhaps this is quite good electronic dance music? Anyway, i can't imagine how could Gunnesh record such a terrible piece after amazing ... (read more)

Report this review (#34503) | Posted by Vasil Jalabadze | Monday, April 25, 2005 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Some songs are the same in this album, anyway the result is the same of the previous two, an unique blend of fusion, avant-garde, ethnic, middle-eastern, oriental and pop. Quite unique and excellent. Shafi work on the drums is incredible. Explendid. ... (read more)

Report this review (#34502) | Posted by Melos | Sunday, March 13, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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