ER​.​J​.​ORCHESTRA On the hill again plus…

by Mellow Records MMP482

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about

Really great and highly recommended edition
featuring Oakman.
It reveals him not only as a musician or composer,
but shows his arranging and producing skills.
Already Eastern Europe had been developing a
Symphonic style with strong Ethnic sounds for almost
a decade and ER.J.ORCHESTRA followed the same path.
If there's anything we must emphasize from the USSR
years is their interest for Orchestras and Classical oriented
musicians, so it wasn't hard for the classical trained pianist
Alexis Aleksandrov to find enough capable musicians not
only for a traditional 4 or 5 piece band but actually for a
small Orchestra around 1989.
Alexi's intention was to blend not only Rock and Jazz but
also Slavonic melodies with Ethnic instruments, as they
say in their website: "music without boundaries".
Sometimes they sound very Symphonic, others close
to Neo Prog, New Age, Folk/Prog, World Music or even
Neo Classical, so it's a problem to locate them under
a determined sub-genre.
ER.J.ORCHESTRA has released three albums during
their career, "Gabrielus" in 1998, "On the Hill Again"
in 2002 and "Unicorn" in 2004, all in the same light
Symphonic, Fusion, Folksy and New Age vein but all
worth listening, at the end the classification of a band
is only anecdotic, being that the most important
component is quality and ER.J.ORCHESTRA
has more than high quality.

credits

released April 9, 2002

Line-up:

Alexander Blinov
vibraphone, glockenspiel

Alexander Umrilov
acoustic guitar

Alexei Alexandrov
recorders, piano, metallophone, light percussion

Alexei Kabanov
wheel lyre, gusli

Andrei Chuguyevets
acoustic guitar, domra, bayan

Anjei Pozdin
acoustic guitar, voice

Dr.Kobtsev
percussion, vocals

Gregory Nemirovsky
clarine, mellophone, flugelhorn, medieval cornet, trumpet

Oakman
drums, percussion, vocal, acoustic guitar

Valery Koshman
guitar processor Roland VG8

Viktor Krisko
violin, viola

Vladimir Sorochenko
bass

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