|01 Oct 2017||Art Beat||Digital|
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.