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Olexa Kabanov. Wind from the Orient.

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Olexa Kabanov. Wind from the Orient.
Olexa Kabanov is a versatile Kyiv musician, in his hands, age-old European, and oriental, and African instruments sound identically organic. Strings, spirits, percussion – it seems that there is nothing what he would not manage to play. And at that – professionally, qualitatively, intensely. Actually, we have already had more than one chance to make sure of his mastery. Olexa Kabanov took part in such projects as Er.J.Orchestra, YO'Gurt Group, Gaydamaky, Mandry, Nadobryden, he co-operated with Oleh Skrypka, Maria Burmaka – the list grows longer every year. Somewhere he plays joint concerts, somewhere – he is also involved in recording discs. In any case, his playing certainly adds deep, important colors to the music that he gives a hand to create. In parallel he, naturally, is engaged in solo creativity – and the disc "Wind from the East" is one of displays of this simultaneous motion inward and beyond. It seems that every musician who follows the way of self-perfection early or late faces the music culture of the East – and gets penetrated with it. In the end, it is difficult to stay indifferent to this beauty. Thus, the only thing left is to let it in, let it through and – let it go. Evidently, Olexa succeeded in it – you will hear that yourself. Not the least role here is played by the fact that in his arsenal there are quite a lot of exotic instruments, and Olexa Kabanov searches for new approaches to playing them, he interlaces the East and the West in his plays. Well, and to what extent he succeeds – listen.

Publisher: Vikkon
Year: 2007

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Olexa Kabanov

Domestic price: 180.60UAH
International price: $12.90USD
CD1
1.  Age (Doba)
2.  Thunder Sura (Sura Hrim)
3. Mp3Town in a Desert (Misto v pusteli)
4. Mp3Sufi's Ode (Oda sufija)
5.  Duet
6. Mp3Myrrh (Myrra)
7.  Wind from the Orient (Viter zi Shodu)
8.  Genesis of the Universe (Narodzhennja Vsesvitu)
9. Mp3Prophecy (Proroctvo)
10.  "Muses's Dale" cd release (Anons al'bomu "Dolyna Muz")
 Total playing time: 49:39

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Reviews (3)

  , Київ, Україна
13-12-2010 13:06

Творчістю Олексія Кабанова захопилася завдяки диску "Долина муз", який вразив мене наздвичайно проникливими етно-мелодіями, які були витримані у дуже близькій за змістом музичній стилістиці давногрецьких гимнів та піснеспівів. Та попри це було ще й дуже приємно, що для їх виконання Олексій використовував класичний та народний український інструментарій - це тішить не лише вухо, а й власну гідність.
Щодо платівки "Вітер зі сходу", то тут хочу сказати, що відчувається першеспроба власних музичних пошуків у композиційному оформленні та музичному, але всеодно, слухати диск приємно, хоча деколи не вистачає певної ідейної завершеності.
Знову ж великий комлімент інстрарію - використання таких цікавих та незвичних інстурментів, як індійський ситар, дудак, саринда тощо надають композиціям невичерпного еклектичного забарвлення та неймовірно загадкової екзотики.
Та мушу визнати, що "Долина муз" мені сподобалася більше.
Умпіхів Вам та натхнення Олексіє!


  Антон Йожик , Киев, Украина
04-01-2008 10:50

Добрый день, Наталия! Позвольте не согласиться: Алексей Кабанов достаточно активно играл с Ярмолой еще в пору Актуса. А позже, когда Актус переродился и стал называться Гайдамаки - принимал некоторое участие и в записи первого альбома с одноименным названием. На этот счет можете быть уверены - я у Алексея уточнил. Относительно Сергея Охримчука - Вы, видимо, правы. Исправлено.


  Наталия , Киев
02-01-2008 22:52

Кабанов не играл с Гайдамаками, сведения неверны. Равно как не играл с ними и Сергей Охримчук (информация о СД "Долина муз").