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  1. Destiny Dethroned (4:44)
  2. The Battle (3:20)
  3. Breath Of Leaves-Accepting Ground (4:20)
  4. Ah Ty, Nochenka (3:38)
  5. Stress of Tenderness (2:23)
  6. Heartcrying (3:09)
  7. Humilitas (6:33)
  8. Lovechoes (7:38)
  9. Charitas (4:43)
  10. Enigmarden (6:15)
  11. Looking For Hidden Stars (4:18)
  12. Gentle Spring Of Spring (3:39)
  13. Precautionary Motive (4:09)
  14. Be Aware Of Strangers (12:55)
Ivan Rozmainsky
music, keyboards, programming, metallophone [3, 14], recorders (tenor, alto and soprano) [8], voices [7, 11]
Klara Metelkova
all recorders {soprano and alto) except [8], Peruvian native flute [6, 14], lead vocals [5, 7], harmonica [2, 8], music [1, 3, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14]
Vladimir Polyakov
keyboards [3, 10, 11, 14], music [3, 10, 11, 14]
Nadezhda Regentova
keyboards [6, 7]; lead voice [9]; voices [3], music [6, 7]
Yuri Verba
all clarinets, music [1, 7, 11]

Reviewed by MJBrady on 13 May 2006


I will start by saying that my while my tastes in music are open and varied to many different things, certain styles I do find difficult to appreciate for no certain reasons. With Roz Vitalis, if was difficult music for me to be captivated by, they are at times noise centered, than ambient, hinting at avant garde, than taking on some colors of symphonic music, and all the while they manage to utilize this disharmonia to maintain a dark and dismal theme to the songs pretty much throughout the cd.

In fairness to the artist, the music is not bad, nor does it not merit a progressive music tag in some way or form, the fact that the music really doesn't groove, or feed on more accessible harmonic melody, made it something that is a problem to digest not only for myself, but I am sure for many of music fans that peruse this site. I would suggest that one satisfy their curiosity at the links provided at the bands info page here at Proggnosis prior to purchasing.

As always, it is interesting to hear new music from the far reaches of the world, and as can be the case sometimes, you hear things you never heard before, that is the case here with Roz Vitalis, even for avant music, this is a different animal, one for the folks that prefer the dark and angular side of this genre for sure.