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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.85 | 74 ratings

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4 stars Recently we had a conversation with Ian "Vibrationbaby" Gledhill about Russian Prog. The main idea that can be taken from it is that Russian Prog Artists are less influenced by world music trends, so they take inspiration from their own sources. This is why most bands sound so fresh and innovative.

I lie if I'll say that VESPERO is NOT that kind of band. In fact, they're very creative and challening unit, sheer brilliance in terms of Psychedelic Rock. The album may sound a bit too straight-forward and TOO Psychedelic (fans of the genre, add an extra star here to the rating!), but this is because it's a compilation of instrumental tracks written during band's career - it's not quite an album as a union of songs and ideas. Ranging from jam-based grooves to loose ambient soundscapes, music flirts with related genres like Post-Rock, Kraut-Rock and Space-Rock. Evoking GONG, CAN, HAWKWIND and OZRIC TENTACLES shades in listener's mind, "Rito" never becomes neither a clone nor a blueprint fo something unfinished. Experience and professionalism, maturity and assurance - need more synonyms to VESPERO?

Highly recommended and simply the best Psychedelic Album from this year so far...but if you need more Prog Rock instead of Psychedelic one, check other VESPERO tracks on their RealMusic page (details on web-site)

Prog-jester | 4/5 |


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