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    Posted: June 19 2013 at 10:37
As I already stated in this thread, KROBAK returns with a new record, which is gonna officially be our SECOND full-length album, first in 5 years since home-made "The Diary of the Missed One"!

Check the debut KROBAK's video for "Broken", made by our good friend Yura Gryaznov:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/AZ95dxEhviY

And here are some studio snippets:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/VZl-ZevRj7Q

More info soon!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote NotAProghead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2013 at 19:47
Nice stuff, Igor!

I always say it's your best and, by the way, best-looking band. Smile

It seems it's a real band now, not a one-man project as it was in the beginning. Isn't it time to update the bio and the photo? With girls and violin player it will look much better than that lonely guitarist. LOL

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Prog-jester Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2013 at 16:32
Sounds great! Expect more info from me soon
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Sounds cool man!  Nicely done video too.  Love the bassist with the Gibson Firebird and black nail polish combo.  That's a win in my book.  Smile
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Kiev-based instrumental quartet KROBAK releases new album in September



The upcoming 5-track 50-min long record is simply titled “Little Victories”. “In many respects it’s our debut album” – says Igor (guitar). “For so many years Krobak has been this one-man-band weirdo, and last Spring I finally got the chance to turn it into a real band”. With three more guilty parties on board (Marko – violin, Asya – bass and Natasha - drums) a reincarnated Krobak debuted on Kiev’s Robustfest in September 2012. “Deep Waters”, a compilation of rare tracks released two months later, summed up the first five years of Krobak’s activity.

Recorded at Lipky Zvukozapys studio during March-April 2013, “Little Victories” will be released by Moscow’s cult prog-rock label MALS, home to LITTLE TRAGEDIES, THE GOURISHANKER and APPLE PIE. The record dives deep into intricate layers of swirling guitars and eerie violin melodies, resurrecting that classy sound and attitude of early Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Mono. With dynamics ranging from almost dog-whistle-level of “And there by the River I lost my Glasses” intro to thunder-like “It’s Snowing like it’s the End of the World” coda, the album peaks with re-recorded “Amnesia”, one of the first Krobak pieces ever written. The intensity and the groove are clearly audible on the shortest track of the record, “Broken” (check the official video made by Yura Gryaznov, band’s visual mastermind). The thought-provoking artwork, made by Polish artist Kuba Sokolski, makes “Little Victories” not only musically, but also aesthetically challenging.

Set for early September release, “Little Victories” opens the new chapter in Krobak’s history. Check the opening “And there by the River I lost my Glasses” track right now!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote NotAProghead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2013 at 19:51
Congrats, Igor!

As far as I can tell, MALS never release records if their chief, Mickhail Lanin, does not feel that music has good qualities. To be published by MALS is a good step forward, in some way it's a kind of confirmation that the band reached pretty high level. 

Though the cover art looks strange to me - this chicken-fish in my opinion has nothing common with hypnotic KROBAK music.

I hope you don't mind  if I post "Broken" video here (you gave the link in you post) in order to show how the band looks and sounds:



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thanks a lot, Eugene) and yes, the new bio for PA is in works!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote NotAProghead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2013 at 20:09
^ And I hope new photo (stop hiding your girls! Smile) and the band members' last names. 

I think this:
- Marko / violin
- Asya / bass
- Igor / guitar
- Natasha / drums
will look good a little later, after a year or two or so. You know, it's like John, Paul, George and Ringo and nobody asks "Paul what?". Wink 
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KROBAK page updated (new photo, new bio): http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=3397.
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thanks, Eugene!
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First "review" from Greg Walker's newsletter came yesterday:

KROBAK - LITTLE VICTORIES (DIGIPACK) $15 Instrumental prog/post-rock with lengthy tracks. Fantastic! http://krobak.bandcamp.com/
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yes, it's on! http://krobak.bandcamp.com/

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Igor, I think if Greg says "fantastic" it obviously means the album is far from being bad. Wink
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