Really great and highly recommended edition
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.
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.
released April 9, 2002
recorders, piano, metallophone, light percussion
wheel lyre, gusli
acoustic guitar, domra, bayan
acoustic guitar, voice
clarine, mellophone, flugelhorn, medieval cornet, trumpet
drums, percussion, vocal, acoustic guitar
guitar processor Roland VG8