Saturday, 8 April 2017

Don't Go Deep Into The Forest (Aican, 2016)

These Russian musicians really got me. Their approach to music is original and challenging, featuring a great deal of moods and inspiration sources. Even without keyboards, their 2016 second album is full of progressive treasures and musical charms. This title track, for example, ranges from modern prog to space/ambient music, including some metal hints here and there.

Lena Kotek is responsible of this beautiful cover art.

The arcane background of the song, the strongly effected riffs and the sweet, even melodic sections build up a long and evocative journey through an inner forest of sounds and emotions. I especially like the final part of this epic, a beautiful specimen of guitarist Vitaly ‘Krikston’ Pereladov's eclectic style, including dreamy, distorted and even bluesy elements, beautifully supported by the rythm section, namely Roman Varaksin and Max Shein. Believe me: this is worth your next twenty minutes of spare time.