«... The Azmari are singers and musicians wandering through the territory of Ethiopia. They carry the stories of different worlds, the sagas of mysterious seas, of lush whispering trees high in the skies, of the flowers blooming in the clouds, of flying islands, of the demoted Ethiopian Princes and their doubles ... " by chronicler Tekle - Ēzānā (1698)
"Azmari: Abyssanian Liventure" is a new live album from the VESPERO`s "Liventure" series. Recorded live on 05.15.2015 at "The Union of Theatre Artists", Astrakhan, “Azmari” shows the power of live performances of the septet. Contains the highlights from "Lique Mekwas" (R.A.I.G., 2016) , stuff from “Droga” (R.A.I.G., 2013) and “By the Waters of Tomorrow” (R.A.I.G., 2010), and one yet unpublished composition.
Progrocks_gr - by Kostas Barbas
"... With Azmari: Abyssinian Liventure Vespero make clear that they can convey the quality of their studio albums on stage, which is quite reasonable if we take into account the improvisational nature of their music. The six-member band (plus Pavel Alekseev on sax) is in top form and their bond seems to stem from a spiritual connection between the members which cannot be simply mastered after many rehearsals..."
HeadBanger - by Леонид Кравченко
"...“Azmari” – нетипичная работа для Vespero, но тем она и интереснее: на этом концертнике группа вновь раскрывает себя с новых сторон, и эти стороны, как всегда, прекрасны. Музыканты сделали очередной подарок любителям качественной психоделии, достойный не меньшего внимания, чем их студийные работы. .."
DPRP - by Owen Davis :
".... Because of its rhythmic intensity and furious energy, Vespero's music occupies a space that invites the listener to enter into a sonic world; one that is stimulating and has the capability to mesmerise. However, what is on offer throughout Azmari is not monotonous or one-dimensional. It is neither unnervingly challenging, nor is it unduly repetitive, but it is highly addictive, and as a consequence is an absolute pleasure to listen to. ..."
New Underground Music - by Carry Muntler:
"... Met "Azmari: Abyssanian Liventure" laat Vespero horen tot één van de beste progressieve rock bands ter wererld te behoren..."
musikreviews_de - by Andreas Schiffmann
"... Als Space-Rock-Fan und Freund angrenzender Bereiche braucht man diese Scheibe so dringend wie eigentlich alle von VESPERO, der schlichtweg wichtigsten und besten aktuellen Band dieses Undergrounds..."
Dayz of Purple and Orange :
"...'Azmari: Abyssinian Liventure' is a live document of a band at the height of their powers. The intriguing and beguiling mix of styles and approaches that typify Vespero are translated exceptionally well into a live experience. The band show why they are one of the more creative 'psych' bands out there and also go some way to highlight the number of good bands coming out of Russia at the moment. ..."
Babyblaue-Seiten - by Jochen Rindfrey
released October 12, 2016
Ivan Fedotov – drums, percussion
Alexander Timakov – percussion
Arkady Fedotov – bass, noise object
Alexander Kuzovlev – guitar
Alexey Klabukov – keys, synths
Vitaly Borodin – violin, noise object
Pavel Alekseev – tenor saxophone
All music by Vespero
Recorded by Vadim Sherbakov and Evgeniy Born (www.mixart.ru
) 15.05.2015, at "The Union of Theatre Artists", Astrakhan
Mixed and mastered by Alexander Kuzovlev at VMS Studio, sept.-oct. `2016
Original graphics and disign by Denis Hohrin
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