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4 stars Simple and relaxing but complex and mysterious. Such a phrase could be fit for a COMPASSIONIZER's musical attitude. "An Ambassador In Bonds" was released in October 2021 as their second full-length opus, which the frontman Ivan (ROZMAINSKY) recommended for us with much confidence. The trio launch a mystic, flavourful soundscape full of bright, gorgeous melody lines and percussive, tribal rhythm bases, plus their unique aromatic atmosphere. As the depressive painful sleeve pic says, their sincere serious play in this creation gives tough messages and difficult problems to us the audience under the pandemic situation. But at the same time, we can feel they would mention via this album that all of us will overcome such a crazy troublesome circumstance together. At least for me, it sounds like this creation involves lots of positive suggestions like the clear blue sky in the future. Never be hasty but strictly done ... this could be the most important manner for us all.

Their rigid settled attitude and opinion can be heard via the titled track in three pieces. An ambassador is coming near us slowly with crazy melodic distortion like a heavy, difficult orders and requests. Leonid's slowtempo, tragic, but stimulating saxophone should be impressive really. The melody lines are repetitive and simple but who cannot get absorbed into their inner space? The last physical approach in Part 3 shakes our brain in a spacey hallucinogenic manner. The departure "Follow After Meekness" consists of light-tasted, ethnic, and epic phrases. Their percussive plays are comfortable, although some complicated dissonant structures come and go over. We can get impressed especially in colourful sound appearances all over the track, regardless of the word meekness. The stream created by their instruments is soft, smooth but not easily analyzable ... such a fascinating visual and auditory world goes forward with stepping firmly until the eclectic epilogue "Bear Ye One Another's Burdens" featuring jazzy movements, psychedelic vibes, oriental moments, and electronic madness.

Fundamental chamber music produced by the fantastic trio should locate the audience out of the conventional sense. Beyond expression.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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