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Er.J.Orchestra. The Unicorn. (remastered). /digi-pack/.

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Er.J.Orchestra. The Unicorn. (remastered). /digi-pack/.
Er.J.Orchestra releases new albums not too frequently – and periods between releases obviously pass not in vain. It is felt that inspiration is accompanied by tedious work – and attention to minor details, in its turn, gives birth to new waves of inspiration. This is as though some age-old tapestries: you look from a distance – simple harmoniousness, clarity and young freshness of lines take you away. You look more closely – and are impressed by the amount of fine nuances, the ability to arrange shades, the ability to see and to reflect the boundless even in the tiniest. In hands of a master, fabric acquires its own breathing, rhythm – life. To say nothing about music, which in itself is life, breathing, pulse... Possibly, that is why there is the feeling that "The Unicorn" comprises not only sounding of instruments and voices, but also the antiquity of stones, flow of the dawn, whisper of dewy grass and a clear look into one's heart, a road warmed with confidence – and a step to meet the open wind... By the way, lyrics are also added to the album – in the booklet, you will find extremely beautiful prose poems (in Russian and English), they accompany every part of this music picture. And that is why I will in the end dare quoting Alex Aleksandrov, the founder of Er.J.Orchestra and just a master of his trade: "Whatever far away territories a lonely wanderer would set off to, it is always the road to his home. And wherever he was, everywhere it was his home. Wherefore, the world is arranged in such a way that the centre of it is everywhere"...
Anton Yozhik Leyba (Hedgehog)
The publication contains an 24-page booklet with photos and texts in Russian and English.

Publisher: Karavan CD
Catalogue number: KCD 701
Year: 2012

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Er.J.Orchestra

Domestic price: 235.71UAH
International price: $34.92USD
CD1
  Adular's Wondering:
1.  - a) Foreword
2. Mp3- b) Wandering
  The Unicorn:
3. Mp3- a) Magic Woods
4.  - b) Madrigal
5. Mp3- c) The Battle-hunt
6.  - d) The Coming-home Pastoral
7. Mp3- e) Dance with the Unicorn
8.  Eljazo
9. Mp3Where do the Angels go?..
 Total playing time: 58:21

Fragments of the compositions marked with Mp3 mark are available for listening. How to listen?

Domestic price: 235.71UAH
International price: $34.92USD
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Er.J.Orchestra. Gabrielius. /digi-pack/


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