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The Hidden Man Of The Heart

a Studio release
Roz Vitalis

Release Year: 2018

Date Label Catalog # Comments
15 Mar 2018 Lizard Records CD, Digital
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 2/23/2018 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 4/11/2018 5:41:00 PM by: Marc
  1. Someone Passed Over - 2:18
  2. Passing Over (LP Version) - 6:43
  3. Rhapsody Of Refugees - 5:43
  4. Blurred - 2:58
  5. Trampled By The Lion And Adder - 1:35
  6. Thou Shalt Tread Upon The Lion And Adder - 6:44
  7. Passing On The Line - 2:02
  8. Disturbed By Jungle - 1:56
  9. Jungle Waltz - 5:02
  10. Wounded By The Lion And Adder - 3:55
  11. Fret Not Thyself Because Of Evildoers - 6:58
  12. The Hidden Man Of The Heart - 5:13
  13. Some Refugee Passed Over - 3:44
  14. Psalm 6 (LP Version) - 8:32

Vladimir Efimov

Alexey Gorshkov
trumpets, guitars

Ruslan Kirillov
bass guitar

Vladislav Korotkikh

Ivan Rozmainsky

Philip Semenov

Vladimir Semenov-Tyan-Shansky


Danila Danilov: synthesizers
Yury Khomonenko: percussion
Mark Makarov: mandolin
Leonid Perevalov: bass clarinet

Les-Quartet conducted by Georgy Fyodorov:

Long Fam: violin
Valeriya Kondratyeva: violin
Vyacheslav Agabekov: viola
Sofiya Deynekina: cello

Reviewed by Marc on 11 Apr 2018

Almost three years after their excellent album Lavoro D'Amore (2015) Roz Vitalis are back with The Hidden Man Of The Heart, a very worthy successor indeed.

Again Roz Vitalis gives us vintage instrumental progressive rock, very much in tune with the early seventies. A good part of the songs being melodic a band like Camel does come to mind in these instances, but this is not the only facet of the band's music, because some pretty adventurous stuff can also be heard, bringing flavours of free jazz and experimental music. All this is linked by a few short classical inspired pieces that jell together the whole oeuvre.

In my opinion the band has evolved in the last three years and has produced a very accomplished and exciting musical artwork.

Those into instrumental  music touching on many genres (and being clearly progressive) should really check out The Hidden Man Of The Heart by Roz Vitalis.

Good stuff indeed!