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Obiymy Doschu


Crossover Prog

4.10 | 49 ratings

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4 stars While I'm writing it's the second day after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, so relistening to Obiymy Doschu seemed appropriate to me. All the songs are based mainly on acoustic guitar, minor chords and a sad feeling in general, so it fits very well in today's mood. Another important element consists in Volodymyr Agafonkin's vocals who sounds very eastern. To my ears he may be singing in Russian, as I can't appreciate the difference between Russian and Ukrainian (not only in terms of language).

His vocals are backed by Hanna Kryvonos, who is a guest but brings an important additional layer to the songs.

Acoustic guitar, I said. It's the base or all the songs and it's quite obvious, as the composer is Agafonkin. I assume that the lyrics play an important part, but unfortunately I can't find a translation other than the track titles.

Winter elegy is my favorite. The dramaticity of the vocals, the uptime tempo, the progression of just two minor chords with the crescendo and the sudden final change when it goes back to acoustic, with seagulls and sea sounds.

There's a continuity between all the tracks. They are separated but the album flows like a long suite. If you are not disturbed by the "eastern sounding" vocals, which I personally like but may be appalling for somebody, this is an album that I can strongly recommend, and its follow-up "Son" is equally good but it will be the subject of another review

octopus-4 | 4/5 |


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