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    Posted: April 23 2010 at 12:56
In Search For is a band from Belarus, founded by singer and violinist Yann Zhenchak. In 2004 - 2008 he worked in the band Pesnyary (led by Leonid Bortkevich) and participated in the album "Ne vo sne li": http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=10864. Now he sings, plays violin, writes and arranges songs in folk-rock band Lyavony.

So Yann has at least two passions - Byelorussian folk and progressive rock.
 Yann Zhenchak worked over his solo project during about 2 years. Initially he played all instruments by himself or used software to emulate sounds. In the end he decided to form a band, and in 2009 they released the album "Faith":

recorded by the band with the help of guest musicians. Basically it is prog-metal music, containing however symphonic and folk elements.

I don't think there are many bands in Belarus playing such music. The album was well received by prog fans and critics in Belarus and Russia. In my opinion this band deserves to be included here, on PA.

In Search For official website: http://insearchfor.com/ 
It is possible to listen to music samples at this page: http://insearchfor.com/discography/in_search_for_faith.html (click "Load sample" near songs' titles to listen).



Edited by NotAProghead - April 24 2010 at 10:59
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 23 2010 at 16:40
In Search For have been added to the Prog Metal team evaluation list.

You can keep track of the voting here.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 23 2010 at 18:15
If samples on the band's website are too short, I can provide some tracks in their entirety (via, for example, rapidshare).
I have Yann's permission to do it for PA.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 24 2010 at 11:35
Listened to samples from above:

Melodic prog metal, influenced by Nightwish ( with female operatic second-vocals) in places, some symphonic elements, few traces of K.K. Downing, feelable power metal component. For me most interesting is instrumental Belorussian folk elements, unhappily not too much of them are presented. Again, just short samples, very possible full album will sound different.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 24 2010 at 12:13
Some entire songs for streaming

Track  5. Don't Fall Asleephttp://prostopleer.com/#/tracks/4406091ZQC9

Tracks 9 - 13 Faith:


Originally posted by snobb snobb wrote:

...influenced by Nightwish ( with female operatic second-vocals) 

Smile It's Yann's mother, Larisa Simakovich, the leader of Byelorussian folk ensemble "Gostitsa" (or a theater of folk songs, because "Gostitsa" perform traditional songs authentically and accompany them with choreography, recreating ancient traditional ceremonies). I don't think she listens to Nightwish.

Track 14 "Kahanne" ("Love") (Music: Yann Jenchak - Lyrics: Yanka Kupala) (non-typical for the album though) 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 21 2010 at 06:43
I'm taking a look into the samples now. I'll let you know my opinion shortly...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 21 2010 at 06:46
OK it's definitely prog metal, so I've voted yes. 2 more and they're cleared. Thumbs Up

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 21 2010 at 07:49
^ Please, ask these 2 gentlemen to give a listen to the songs. Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2011 at 04:59
I noticed these guys got cleared by the PMT and you like to write bios for the bands you suggest, Eugene. I think the PMT would be very happy to collaborate with you Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2011 at 05:11
VERY happy indeed. Big smile
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