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SUNCHILD is yet another prog project from talented and prolific Ukrainian musician Antony KALUGIN. KALUGIN currently records under three band names, KARFAGEN, HOGGWASH and SUNCHILD. Under the SUNCHILD name, he brought together a plethora of other Ukranian musicians to supplement his impressive keyboard and writing talents. The music is an all out prog feast with many varied tempos and loads of keyboards washing over everything. A wide array of horns and woodwinds are used to great extent as well. KALUGIN does the bulk of the singing (in English) with perhaps a slight accent. He also brings in guest vocalists, both male and female to add even more dimensions to the proceedings. The debut album is a double that features three songs over 16 minutes.

KALUGIN is young (born 1981) but his already wide experience as a professional musician has propelled him to a high place among young artists recording prog today.




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Barefoot & LiveBarefoot & Live
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4.16 | 92 ratings
The Gnomon
2008
3.85 | 74 ratings
The Invisible Line
2009
3.83 | 88 ratings
The Wrap
2010
4.10 | 170 ratings
As Far As The Eye Can See
2011
3.95 | 95 ratings
Isolation
2012
3.78 | 22 ratings
Synesthesia
2015

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 Synesthesia by SUNCHILD album cover Studio Album, 2015
3.78 | 22 ratings

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Sunchild Crossover Prog

Review by robbob

3 stars Well. I have read many good reviews for this work. So in my taste and opinion I was a little surprised...a little disappointed ... I liked more their prior albums... This is a not original modern prog rock work ,light prog rock with touches of post rock album... in the vein of Pineapple Thief.. Yes songs are not bad...but for a fan of really prog rock...this album is a little aside ..near to prog related....pleasant light rock songs ..very faraway to a masterpiece of progressive rock. So may be is a thing of taste....in what a I consider real prog rock(symphonic and neo prog)this is difficult to de valued. 3 stars

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 Synesthesia by SUNCHILD album cover Studio Album, 2015
3.78 | 22 ratings

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Review by CAERLLYSI

4 stars The AKP project Sunchild is alive and kicking, The political unrest in the Ukraine may have delayed the recording of this album but as always Kalugin delivers.

Synesthesia is a powerful, melodic magnificent collection of songs that will brighten up your summer, it's the perfect musical tonic. There are two tracks available to listen on bandcamp which have ensured the anticipation for this album is now greater than ever as music lovers know Antony doesn't disappoint.

Kalugin never rests on his laurels and he once again is fearless in his pursuit of the ultimate song, boasting one of the best back catalogues in the business, Kalugin is looking now for that wider audience that will ensure the music remains alive and kicking for many years to come.

So come on board - you must not let this album pass you by!

Will : Caerllysi Music

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 The Invisible Line by SUNCHILD album cover Studio Album, 2009
3.85 | 74 ratings

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Review by apps79
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4 stars Artists like Antony Kalugin, Fabio Zuffanti or Neal Morse are born once in a decade, people involved in plenty of projects as leading figures, putting up consistently impressive music.Kalugin put Hoggwash and Karfagen a bit aside to focus on his Sunchild project in the 2008-09 period.The masterful ''The gnomon'' was then followed by ''The invisible line'', released on Caerllysi Music label and featuring some 15 guest singers and musicians with Kalugin handling multiple instruments.

While not that magnificent as the ultimate opus of ''The gnomon'', ''The invisible line'' is another work showcasing Kalugin's amazing capabilities as a composer.This is closer to the classic Symphonic Rock style as performed by SPOCK'S BEARD with some Neo Prog sensibilities, sounding overall more modern than the works of the Americans, but offering solid instrumental and vocal work both in long and short arrangements.The standard rock and keyboards instruments are often surrounded by surprising sax, oboe, trumpet, accordion and flute parts and for this reason Sunchild recall also Italian veterans HOSTSONATEN minus the ambiental and folky soundscapes.The material is great to say the least with evident GENESIS and CAMEL inspirations, lacking the true presence of vintage keyboards and being based on hard-edged guitars and powerful synthesizers, but the orchestrations are absolutely convincing, the melodies come as instant and memorable and grandiose parts are all over the place.Plus all vocals are sung in English with a set of amazing singers.I am excited to say that even if the music is highly symphonic and very energetic, the pinches from instruments like the sax, flute etc. are incredible adapted within the Classic Prog frames, without hurting the consistency of the album.No weak tracks in here, but there are a few standouts, like the title track, separated in two movements, with the emotional melodies, symphonic overtones and fantastic singing lines, absolutely awesome.

''The gnomon'' was simply a masterpiece, this one is also an excellent work on modern Symphonic Rock with nice variations, bombastic tunes and laid-back textures.Definitely among the year's highlights, do yourself a favor and grab this fine piece of art, especially if you love SPOCK'S BEARD, THE TANGENT, APOGEE, TRANSATLANTIC, HOSTSONATEN and the likes.

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 As Far As The Eye Can See by SUNCHILD album cover Studio Album, 2011
4.10 | 170 ratings

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Review by Memo_anathemo

4 stars As Far As the Eye Can See by music band from Ukraine, Sunchild is a real pleasure for your ears. The band manages to bring into mind a complete circus show full of wonderful musicians, excellent vocal harmonies, a refreshing of the old and an aging of the new. The album really got my ears in the very first minute with that incredible sound at the beginning of "Stars of Cardiff Bay" (the longest track in the album and the best to my own opinion). Song by song they have a feast of sounds and instruments that range from keyboards, guitars, bass guitars to violins, cellos, flutes, and voices... yeah voices, a great variety of them. I loved the album. Now, I'm craving to hear the first albums.

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Review by Warthur
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4 stars On As Far as the Eye Can See, the prolific Antony Kalugin teams up with his capable bandmates and a host of guests to create a charming melodic prog album, with influences from Pink Floyd and various neo-prog acts evident. I'm particularly charmed by the vocals from Olya Chernova, who has a sort of Kate Bush delivery which really adds to the album. The band have a fairly substantial number of vocalists, in fact, which they regularly use to good dramatic or theatrical effect. Less rooted in nostalgia for symphonic prog's golden age than Kalugin's Karfagen project, and with this album Sunchild well and truly put Ukraine on the prog map.

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Review by sylphida

5 stars It starts from an extraordinary "prog Musical" - 15min + "Stars of Cardiff Bay" . (0:46 -1:20) - Symphonic texture on the background is a fragment from "the Wrap" the concept predecessor of this unique Sunchild album symbiose of great ideas, virtuosic musicians and production. (4:40 - 10:00) Eddie Jobson`s UK at it`s best and than delicacies feast for the musical gourmet. The Ring of Eternity is one of a highlights as well - prog hit with gentle Olyas vocal. Seven Kings, Gordian Knot & March of Fate are "Mans" songs - true reflections of life. One of my favs isa title track, pure art rock jewel. Rising - mellow slightly "pop rock' ballad, Mirrors - beautiful track that was written mainly by Olya - one of those rare tasty female examples of writing. Visionary Sights is another ballad but very sensetive and sincere wuth the multiple vocal harmonies and "Steve Hackett" guitar. As Far As The Eye Can See has interesting concept cover, to discover the meaning just open the booklet. Great album! 4,5 out of 5

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 Isolation by SUNCHILD album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.95 | 95 ratings

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Review by sylphida

5 stars Isolation - Great album - yes it`s different from it`s predecessor - but to me, it`s much much better when each album differs from previous one and not copies it. It is full of energy - solid statement from Antony. It even has a few prog Hits. Yes hits - listen to the "Shall We Run?" or"64" - tunes in this tracks are so significant & expressive . "Shall We Run" for Sunchild is like a "Kayleigh" for Marillion, "You`re Not Alone" for Saga or "Red Barchetta" for Rush. Rock anthem as it is - perfect song for playing live! I don`t mind an accent - then what about Rpwl, TFK, Eloy ?? You may find some reminiscence with Pink Floyd (cover as well) but it`s plus i think. Listen to the Isolation (part 2 & 4) it`s Kalugin at his best. I enjoyed the idea to have childs vocals in parts as well - what an awsome combination of vocals at the outro of Isolation part 4. It impressed me much and i enjoyed this as well later in Silhouette`s "When Snow's Falling Down". So, to me latest Sunchild album is a prog rock height. Highly recommended to whide circle of listeners. Whith "Isolation" Antony has expanded the frames of genre without a doubt.

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 Isolation by SUNCHILD album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.95 | 95 ratings

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Review by Whistler

2 stars After the splendid "As Far As The Eye Can See" I had great expectations concerning the new SUNCHILD album "Isolation". When I entered the disc in my player, the first sounds proceeding from the speakers, were very promising. After a while however I had to find out, that the thrill of the Sunchild sound had gone. No longer brilliantly arranged woodwind sections or sparkling folk-like interventions from the Bayan to spice up the sound of Antony Kalugins brainchild. The music moves in a cumbersome way from part to part and from song to song. Without the woodwinds and the strings the music sounds arid and colourless, perhaps Kalugins way of musically underlining the meaning of the word isolation, but resulting in a boring sort of music. It seems as if Kalugin had wanted to make another Pink Floyd album, but things aren't that simple. To be honest, Kalugins keyboard playing just isn't strong enough to fill the gaps. He doesn't have the skills to keep you captivated, nor the virtuosity to bedazzle the listener in order to make him forget the weakness of the compositions. In my opinion he should have thought twice before dismissing all his trump cards from the musical deck. Another strong point from the previous album also appears to be absent on "Isolation". The sparkling Kate Bush like vocals of Olya Chernova have been replaced by the grumpy voice of Zhenya Lenkov, which hardly brings any relief to the as always irritating vocals of Antony Kalugin. I know, they sing neatly in tune, but their vocal timbres thoroughly spoil the last chance to enjoy the music, which is like the cover: grey. Surrounded by so many brilliant musicians, why does he sing the major parts himself? Just listen to the beginning of the title track, an incredible ego-tripping, that makes your skin crawl! It's astonishing that a musical genius like Antony Kalugin has produced an album like this. I sincerely hope that his next album will bring back the light again. Meanwhile, the best I can give is a two star rating. Whistler.

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4.10 | 170 ratings

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Review by Whistler

5 stars Not often I have had so much pleasure listening to a new album as I had with this great new Sunchild product. The music sounds, fresh, sparkling and daring. The arrangements sound great and the songs keep your attention right till the end of the album. The vocal parts are of excellent quality. I was in particular struck by the Kate Bush-like refreshing vocals by Olya Chernova. The harmony vocals sound warm and almost musical- like. I only was a bit disappointed by the male solo vocals, which sounded in my opinion too exaggerated and the pronunciation is too bad. I was agreeably surprised by the application of the winds. All players seem to be conservatory skilled musicians. There is also an excellent string section present, to embellish the music, composed by mastermind Antony Kalugin. Kalugin plays the keyboards and he is doing very well indeed. He is also responsible for the regretted male vocals, but that is easily forgiven. The music is remaining fresh right till the end and one may wonder where one single man can find so much inspiration. Another great ace on this album is guitar player Andrey Kobylyanskiy, who is both a master on the electric and the acoustic guitar. This album will please in particular lovers of progrock with folk influences, but I think that everyone who claims to be a true proglover, should try this album. More of this please!! Whistler.

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 Isolation by SUNCHILD album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.95 | 95 ratings

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Review by CAERLLYSI

5 stars Like a nuclear explosion! June 2012 greets AKP latest, Sunchild ? Isolation (the dark chapter).

Flash back - as a teenager to that euphoria, holding the keys to your first car, the excitement, driving so fast through the meandering country lanes, initially caressing the power under foot, absorbing every turn in the road ahead, after two or three spins you're ready, foot to the floor for total exhilaration ? Like deja vu its Sunchild - Isolation.

With Kalugin all his work requires immense study into the layers of content for maximum reward and hear his ability to accelerate in and out of genres whilst still gelling the well crafted symphonic agenda.

Opening tracks include strong elements of Gabriel and Pink Floyd, supremely classy tracks with awesome pulsating bass and drum cranked up by art metal guitar reaching a timely crescendo with the warm soul searching Berlin and Leningrad. Then its into overdrive as Kalugin unleashes his latest monster isolation, four parts 20 minutes + a triumphant fanfare territorially that Sunchild fans have come to love, as ever the twists and turns make it both compelling and a vivid roller coaster ride.

Kalugin is a trail blazer in the art of looking beyond the usual parameters of rock, even shadowing into cinematic territory to heighten both its enjoyment and its darkness a cutting edge of each track to its core bone.

So herald another gold plated statement of intent from this rising talent

And come enter this dark place to reap the reward ? Isolation

Don't forget to check out the band, as they play live in France. Germany and various Eastern European countries this summer

These Are Happy Days Indeed!

Will Mackie CaerllysiMusic

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