......................................THE BAND AND RECORD OF THE MONTH
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. APRIL 2011
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They came from far from here, Russia. They are young musicians with a luxuriant music full of energy, a true Progressive Rock overgrown of different musical aspects, another band that have such as main focus show their enjoyable musical and rewarding experience. With luminous symphonic atmospheres, sometimes adding hard arrangements and stuffing with melodic passages, the band Quorum emerges to become as new generation into the  progressive rock scene at the actual days, also together with other famous bands. With symphonic textures, soundscapes into diverse musical structures, these young musicians are bringing back to present day the real roots of Progressive Rock that are reminiscent of the '70's. After listen to their debut album, I can honestly say that the instrumental developed by the band's members is amazing, and fits exactly to tastes for many Prog Rock fans.  Their musicianship is top-notch, the arrangements are so clean and are very well dynamically balanced with different vocals, into a interplay between diverse vocals tone, with an exceptional instrumentation, and a free flowing energy, where we can listen all the instruments around a perfect harmonic sound. The vocals, singing in Russian language, add a nice feel to the music, without aggressiveness, but also not so soft, with to kindly guide the instrumentations. The guitar is sometime wild, but sometime flows in a synphonic texture. Usually, as in the whole band of symphonic progressive rock, the arrangement of the keyboards are always the main point, dominating completely  the arrangements, and that's exactly what happens with the band Qurum, the keyboards are the strong point of arrangements, with thousands of fascinating layers and amazing musical passages. Of course I can't forget the powerful drums and also a marcant bass, sometimes a beautiful flute appear to create a soft atmosphere. I can consider "Klubkin's Voyage", like an amazing and incredible album, perfectly balanced, capturing the original spirit of the '70s. The album consists of sixteen tracks and 79 min of a pure musical delight, like a Rock Opera without interruptions between tracks, where we can hear an unforgettable sound and an perfectly interplay between the instruments. I can consider "Klubkin's Voyage", like an amazing and incredible album, perfectly balanced, capturing the original spirit of the '70s prog music. Of course Quorum and "Klubkin's Voyage" are a perfect choice to the any collection of best bands and albums for all lovers of the real Progressive Rock. Using as best reference the music from Quorum, follows in the same line such as the bands "Yes, "Rush", "Genesis", "Decadence", "Autograph", "Arsenal', "Little Tragedies", "Dawn Dialogue", "Inspector",  'Jethro Tull', "Mike Oldfield" with a rich instrumental and a technical innovative skill. Brilliant, fantastic, and an amazing album and band, highly recommendable...

The line-up on Quorum are:
Pavel Barabanov - Guitars
Sergey Niconorov - Drums
Elena Kanevskaya - Backing Vocals
Dmitry Drogounov - Flutes and Voices
(5, 12)
Dmitry Shtatnov - Keyboards, Programming, Bass, Vocals, Percussion, Theremin (2, 6), Charango (10, 14) and Guitar (16)
Vladimir Yanovsky - Bass

QUORUM

Quorum is a neo-progressive rock band formed in 2003. The band is influenced by XIX century music and '70s rock. Some listeners point out some influences of Genesis, Rush, Autograf, etc.

The name Klubkin is originated from common childish mishearing of the title of the popular scientific TV show about discoveries, travels and adventures that sounds in Russian as Klub kinoputeshestviy. Well, do you have a dream? Surely in your childhood you dreamed of adventures and unexplored lands. 

Together with heroes of Jules Verne's novels you would go through the twists and turns of amazing journeys full of perils and unexpected meetings, planned your routes on the map and built models of your future ships.
 

But life went on, they grew up, and the ship covered with thick layer of dust found her last harbour somewhere on the attic or in the closet, having left the world of our fantasies forever. There was no place for that dream in our daily life, we did not want to share it with someone and all the more did not even try to realize it being afraid of people's incomprehension and blame, afraid of our own weakness.

And only memory of childhood revives the room, maps, the globe, TV set and adventure movie followed by the famous TV show about geographic discoveries and far unknown lands. Our hero is from that half-forgotten world, who boldly challenged reality. We hope he'll be all right.

New Release

"Klubkin's Voyage"

01) Overture
02) Klubkin's Voyage,
......part One
03) Books And Dreams
04) Beginning
05) Geographic Society
06) Insanity
07) Confusion
08) Non-accidental
......Meeting
09) Decision
10) Klubkin's Voyage,
......part Two
11) My Land, Where
......Are You?
12) Discovery
13) World Is Laughing
......At Naivety
14) So Tired
15) Klubkin's Voyage,
......part Three
16) Voyage Goes On!
 

Composed by Dmitry Shtatnov (1, 2, 4, 6, 8?13, 15, 16), Pavel Barabanov (3, 5, 7, 14), Lyrics by Sergey Niconorov (4,7 and 9, 11, 13, 14, 16), Pavel Barabanov (3, 5), Dmitry Shtatnov (2, 13), Olga Shtatnova (12). Mixed by Yuri Nicolaev at Propeller Sound. Mastered by Graham Goldman at Masterdisk. Cover artwork by Victor Manin (Frio)http://frioart.ru/. Produced by Dmitry Shtatnov.
 

To get in contact send a mail to Quorum or, If you would like any other information about the band, you must visit Quorum at Facebook, also read a interview with Quorum at Master Disc Record.

You can buy the album thru Mals Record Label.

For more information and every thing about the musicians and band, please visit QUORUM HOME PAGEN
 
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