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Neo-Prog • Poland


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When considering the beginings of ANAMOR one has to go back to 1995 when four Płock citizens conceived a band to accompany some occasionally met vocalists (like a laureate of Idol TV programme Bartek Horn). At this time the members of the band were: Roman Kusy (bass), Marek Misiak (guitar), Jerzy Misiak (drums) and Cezary Szczerbak (keyboards).

In spring '96 the band was joined by playing the 12-string guitar Tomasz Rychlicki and the first true vocalist Dominika Owsik. This lineup gave its debut concert on 01.06.1996. The band appeared on a couple of concerts in the summer and won the first prize on "Jesienne Spotkania z Muzyką" in Sierpc in November. This encouraged them to make their first recordings what took place in February in "Radioaktywni" studio in Częstochowa. The demo they recorded consisted of five tracks: "Tylko
tam", "Sweet Fantasy", "Przebudzenie", "Sam", "Post Scriptum". The music they played then was
mainly soft rock with notable progressive influences.

After completing the recordings ANAMOR gave a few performances in music clubs in their home town Płock and gained a stable group of fans. Their songs made their way onto local radio stations.
Sudden decision of Dominika Owsik in autumn 1997 to leave the band stopped its development but
not for long fortunately - in November the band found a new vocalist, also female, Marta
Głowacka.

After several concerts and a couple of months of working on new material the band showed up on
"Ogˇlnopolskie Konfrontacje Muzyczne GITARIADA '98" and won a prize again. At the turn of 1998
and 1999 the band recorded another demo - 7 songs: "Uliczny kochanek", "Na dnie", Dom na ziemi",
"Będę słońcem", "Senna impresja", "Zabić czas", "Sposˇb na ciemność", "Niewidoma". Their music
became more mature, ambitious, with interesting arrangements albeit containing catchy melodies.

In July 1999 ANAMOR gave an hour long performance during "VI Noc Symfoniczna" in Wągrowiec
sharing the stage with ABRAXAS, QUIDAM and Colin Bass and receiving decent reviews. In autumn the same year the band experienced another change in the lineup - the keyboardist Cezary Szczerbak made his mind to leave and was soon replaced by Marcin Ozimek. This way crystallised the lineup which survived to this day.

The band continued to perform on various occasions. In July 2000 the band turned up on "Noc Symfoniczna" again. S...
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Tango De Pasi˛n (feat. To˝i Salazar)Tango De Pasi˛n (feat. To˝i Salazar)
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Damela SiDamela Si
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4.01 | 18 ratings
Imaginacje
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 Imaginacje by ANAMOR album cover Studio Album, 2003
4.01 | 18 ratings

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Anamor Neo-Prog

Review by b_olariu
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4 stars Anamor is one of the better neo prog bands I've heared from Poland. With only one album in their pocket they really manage to capture my attention big time. Imaginacje issued in 2003 is a real winner among neo prog albums released in past decade or so. If the instrumental passages are more then ok, a fair and perfect example is the instrumental Pejzaz instrumentalny, the cherry on the cake is the excellent voice of Marta Głowacka, what a pleasent and enjoyble voice has this woman, really great. On pieces like Nostalgia or Sam she shines on every note she sings. I like aswell that Anamor don't copy any neo prog band, thay had thier own twist and is a great thing. Also when I first listne to this band , their music and in places the voice remind me of another lesser known neo prog band from Poland Turquoise. In the end a recommended album, the arrangements even are more on the melodic side of neo prog but aswell some edgy moments are present Anamor manage to come with a solid album in this genre, quite unnoticed. 4 stars.

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Review by progrules
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4 stars In a poll on our forum not too long ago about our (5) favourite female prog vocalists I made sure I was not to forget to mention Marta Glowacka from this band Anamor. What a caress for human ears it is to hear this lady sing. She's in the same league as Susie Bogdanowicz (Glass Hammer) and Ma´ko (Arrakeen) as far as I'm concerned. And that happens to be the very highest league thinkable in my opinion.

Besides this terrific vocalist the band has very skilled musicians (especially the guitarist) and also writes some excellent songs to make the perfect package complete. All in all it makes this band Anamor very comparable to French neo band Arrakeen which happens to excell in the same categories. Also fellow countrymen Albion comes to mind with the same qualities.

So if you know these bands and like them a lot you can buy this album without hesitation. I really don't understand why this band has made only one album. Because if you have such enormous potential in both compositional and executional aspect, you would expect more than just one release from 2003. I hope they surprise me one day with a successor. I even seriously consider to give this album the full 5 since it's just about perfect. It's just that I save these rewards for the true masterpieces and this is just not there alas. But it's more than excellent and therefore deserves 4 stars easily (4,3). Highly recommended for fans of flawless and smooth neo prog.

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Review by Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars Very fine band from Poland that has some similarities with another great polish outfit, Quidam. Of course there are some differeces too and they work very well. Anamor is more guitar driven than Quidam, for instance, and they do deliver a great neo prog with some strong folk influences. All band members are skilled players but the group┤s main focus is the vocals: Marta Głowacka is surely one of the best prog singers in Poland, with a voice that is both strong and full of beauty. All is sung in polish, but her interpretations are so emotional you don┤t really need to understand every word. Guitarrist Marek Misiak plays some fine solos and licks, some in the vein of the legendary Mirek Gil (of Collage fame), and his personal style is defintily a remarkable feature in the band.

The production is very good and the album has no fillers. The music is laid back most of the time, but varied, melodic and creative. Although some songs are better than others, this is a CD that is a pleasure to hear from beginning to end. It┤s a pity that I haven┤t heard of this band for a long time and no other CD arrived after their debut. But it is a great find anyway. If you┤re a fan of neo prog with obvious symphonic and folk roots, Imaginacje is recommended. If you┤re missing Quidam┤s early times, then definitly get this one. Four stars no less.

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Anamor Neo-Prog

Review by geezer

4 stars This band reminds me very much of their country fellows Quidam and also the more acoustic version of this band, Turquoise, and precisely their debut album. The music is similar neo-symphonic, very melodic prog where the main purpose is to please the listeners' melodious needs (if one has any of course). All these bands have also female vocalists. The music of Anamor features great guitar work and the keyboards are mostly used to color the music. The vocals of Marta Glowacka are very good. I believe this album should be a sure hit if you like the similar band Quidam. It is not really quite on the same level as the fantastic Quidam debut but in my opinion it perhaps surpasses all the rest studio offerings from that particular group.

It is not until halfway through the album that the band starts to deliver the best tracks, mainly "Pajecza Piosenka", the instrumental "Pejzaz Instrumentalny", "Ostatini Raz", "W Prozni" and especially the beautiful "Sam" with its dreamy mood. Actually, those are all tracks from track #5 onwards.

Conclusion: Excellent neo-symphonic!

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