Great album, hard to pick a fave track - the opener is really good but you have to hand it to the closer: a 21 minute extravaganza of excellence.
Favorite track: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.
Ilya Lipkin – guitar (solo on 7)
Evelina Butenko - violin (on 4)
Alexandra Starkova – cello (on 4)
Anna Anshakova - viola (on 4)
All music by Vespero
Recorded by Alexey Klabukov, Pavel Donskov and Alexander Kuzovlev
in 2017-2019, C300 studio, Kamyzyak and VMS studio, Astrakhan
Mixed by Alexander Kuzovlev
Mastered by Eroc.
Original graphics by Denis Hohrin
" On The Four Zoas, the Russians have surpassed themselves. Their brand is still psychedelic rock, but there is so much more to be discovered: progressive elements, post rock, space rock of course. Also this is more than just guys jamming together. There is real and intricate songwriting that allows you to add it all together like a puzzle. What ends up doing this the masterpiece it is is the wonderful vintage production that has a wonderful warm sound. Vespero have found their own sound already a long time ago, and it is always and again a stellar listening experience...."
"One listen to this musical outfit from Southern Russia known as Vespero was all it took to make me begin thinking about the great things that must be happening in Russia…"(by Ryan Sparks, Sea Of Tranquility).