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For The Light

a Studio release
by
Rozmainsky & Mikhaylov Project (RMP)

Release Year: 2017

Date Label Catalog # Comments
01 Oct 2017 Art Beat Digital
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 10/7/2017 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 10/17/2017 6:23:00 PM by: Marc
  1. Wounded by the Lack of Light - 2:16
  2. Keep No Thou Silence - 2:56
  3. A Dedication to the Floydian Sun - 4:00
  4. Create In Me A Clean Heart - 4:41
  5. The Thing in the Light - 3:14
  6. Dancing Through The Twilight - 3:05
  7. Delivered from the Snare of the Fowler - 3:54
  8. Irish Shine - 2:51
  9. Coming of the Troubled Waters - 5:48
  10. A Flower In the Smoke - 4:42
  11. For the Light - 10:35

Yurii Groiser
drums


Vladimir Mikhaylov
guitar; bass, drill (2)


Leonid Perevalov
bass clarinets and clarinets


Ivan Rozmainsky
Klaviphon (5,6), Virus TI2 and other keyboards


With:

Natalia Fyodorova: gusli
Anastasia Mikhaylova: voices

Reviewed by Marc on 17 Oct 2017


For The Light is a very fascinating album by Rozmainsky & Mikhaylov Project. The first track, after a melodic intro, turns more and more into a free jazz fusion piece tha allows the band to show its multiple talents. It is followed by the most accessible track of the album ''Keep No Thou Silence'' that would not be out of place on some of Pat Metheny's jazzier albums. Next we get ''A Dedication to the Floydian Sun'' that explores more ambient moods. The rest of the album continues on this path, alternating moods and textures but still while keeping a common link between the pieces. In fact in my opinion, For The LIght feels more to me like an epic musical oeuvre than a collection of tracks. Many of the passages are very beautiful and moving, others darker and even unsettling.

For The Light is certainly an album that deserves multiple listenings and will continue to reveal itself each time. The musicians performances are superb and this music I consider to be quite unique.

This is certainly not music that will blow you away as soon at you put it on. Like a vintage bottle of wine, let it breath a while and then discover it with patience and curiosity. Recommended indeed.