Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Kalugin. Antony - Stellar Gardener (2021)

The fifth album from this maestro from Ukraine.

Antony Kalugin does all the instruments, guitars, drums programming, keyboards and bass on this album.

He got help from a female vocalist on one song.

Antony Kalugin is what I would call a maestro in the progressive rock scene. He is one of the most prolific artists in the scene. 

His main band Karfagen is a great band and one of the better ones in the scene.

His main music is symphonic prog with a lot of influences from eclectic prog and classical music. That is also the case on this one hour long album.

That is a one hour long composition where his keyboards and his creativity get free reign. Just as on last year's solo album Marshmallow Moondust. That was a good album.

There is a lot of interesting melody ideas here. Mostly when Antony Kalugin visits the territory occupied by The Flower Kings and other Scandinavian symphonic prog bands. He is very good at implementing small pieces like this in his music.

An hour full of instrumental music can be a bit dull. But Antony implements a lot of quirky details in his music. Although this is not great music, the music still keeps the listener interested and it maintains a good standard.

This is another good album from the maestro. Check it out.

3 points

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