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Lost World Band


Crossover Prog

4.01 | 50 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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4 stars Lost World is a Russian trio with a guest keyboardist who plays in one song. After their debut CD Trajectories from 2003, here is their new album entitled Awakening Of The Elements (2006).

The 12 compositions contain a great flow, lots of dynamics, excellent interplay and great soli on guitar and violin. Because of the fiery guitar and violin work and the propulsive rhythm-section, the music often reminds me of 1972-1975 era King Crimson. The songs sound elaborate and host many captivating elements, surprising breaks and shifting moods. Strong examples are the dynamic titletrack (great tension between the fiery guitar and orchestral keyboards and halfway a splendid break with propulsive guitar riffs and flashy violin), Infinity Street (delicate progressive folk with wonderful acoustic guitar overdubs), Over The Islands (swinging rhythm with exciting guitar runs and funky 'slap'-bass work), States Of Mind Part I (captivating interplay between guitar and violin, again funky 'slap-bass' play and subtle synthesizer sounds) and finally my favorite track, the alternating Collision Of The Elements featuring fiery violin - and guitar runs. Because of the lush and powerful Hammond waves, to me it sounds like 'King Crimson meets ELP'! The cheerful flute work on this CD gives the music a fresh extra dimension between all the heavy dynamic atmospheres.

I am very curious how this promising bands develops because Awakening Of The Elements is an excellent addition to your collection!

erik neuteboom | 4/5 |


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