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4.01 | 15 ratings | 5 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2017

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Wounded by the Lack of Light (2:16)
2. Keep No Thou Silence (2:56)
3. A Dedication to the Floydian Sun (4:00)
4. Create in Me a Clean Heart (4:41)
5. The Thing in The Light (3:14)
6. Dancing Through the Twilight (3:05)
7. Delivered From the Snare of the Fowler (3:54)
8. Irish Shine (2:51)
9. Coming of the Troubled Waters (5:48)
10. A Flower in the Smoke (4:42)
11. For The Light (10:35)

Total Time 48:02

Line-up / Musicians

- Yurii Groiser / Drums
- Vladimir Mikhaylov / Guitar, Bass, Drill (2)
- Leonid Perevalov / Bass Clarinets, Clarinets
- Ivan Rozmainsky / Keyboards


- Natalia Fyodorova / Gusli
- Anastasia Mikhaylova / Voices

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ROZMAINSKY & MIKHAYLOV PROJECT For The Light ratings distribution

(15 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(47%)
Good, but non-essential (13%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
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Review by rdtprog
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Metal / Heavy / RPI / Symph Prog Team
4 stars This album is made by different members of Russian prog bands and the band's name come from the 2 main composers, keyboard player Ivan Rozmainsky and guitar player Vladimir Mikhaylov. The eclectic style of the music makes this album something intriguing. When you think the band is delivering some beautiful and simple melodies, it can switch to something darker with more discordant parts. Those who enjoy avant-garde music will be familiar with this kind of music. The music seems to start from improvised jams but instead of extending this jams into long instrumental parts, the music cut short with songs that are short in duration. The overall atmosphere is quite enjoyable and is not heavy but more into the symphonic style with songs that have some melodies developed in a rather slow pace most of the times. The addition of the clarinet to the keyboards and the guitar give more textures to the overall sound. This is an album that requires some concentration and time to enjoy because of the nature of the music who is adventurous and because the musicians don't try to impress their audience with big guitar solos, but instead rely on subtle arrangements and by putting you in an atmosphere where light meets dark.
Review by octopus-4
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR RIO/Avant/Zeuhl,Neo & Post/Math Teams
4 stars Like in classic prog albums, there's a central recurring theme which opens and closes what I think can be considered a single instrumental suite, despite being divided into short tracks. There's a lot of Roz Vitalis (Rozmainsky) in the sound, in particular that touch of avant showing some Pink Floyd influence. But also the soundscapes of Enine are present in the guitar playing of Mikhaylov. In particular the subtle melanchloy which permeates the album has a feeling similar to the Enin's "Nosferatu" suite.

I have noticed, if I'm not wrong, that the main theme returns in all the tracks whose title contains the word "light", maybe just a coincidence but only the authors could tell.

The production is very clean, like in all the Roz Vitalis albums.

Said so, the music is great. Melancholic prog of this kind seems to be now a sort of standard in the St.Petersburg area. Bands like Yojo come to mind, and the clarinet which is fundamental in this album sets exactly that mood.

A mention is deserved by the closure track, the only one scoring over 10 minutes in which a chirch organ takes the lead. It comes from a dark Crimsonian intro through a rocking first, then a newagey part until the organ brings it to the closure on the original theme.

Probably it's only my impression, but I think I've heard echoes of Stravinskij here and there, other than a very clear influence of King Crimson.

A complex album, already extremely good and also very promising. It will be very interesting see what happens in case the band goes ahead with follow-ups.

4 solid stars for another jewel coming from near the Ladogan Lake.

Review by kev rowland
4 stars What we have here, in effect, is a Russian supergroup featuring musicians from various prog and prog-related Russian bands including Yojo, Algabas, Enine, Roz Vitalis, KGB etc. Apparently, the fundamental goal of the band and its debut album is to open new musical worlds that cannot be analysed in the rational manner. The applied goal of the band and its debut album is to reveal how to protect peace of mind in the conditions of troubles and stress. So there you go. I have always been a huge fan of Ivan Rozmainsky and Roz Vitalis, so when I was offered the opportunity to hear this I jumped at the chance, and I wasn't disappointed.

Russian bands continue to excite me, as they are producing some of the most interesting music to be coming through the progressive rock scene. Their reference points are quite different to most Western bands, and often it is only King Crimson that could be see to be an influences, and that is again the case here. There is a mix of progressive rock, with an almost classical approach. There is stacks of space within the music so much so that it is almost like another instrument, pushing apart the layers and making its presence felt. The music is often delicate, but also clearly defined, with an almost staccato approach that makes it feel striong and empowered. The avant garde collides with the melodic, to create an album that is constantly inspiring, constantly evolving, and thoroughly enjoyable. This is well worth hearing for any proghead

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4 stars Surprisingly good. "For the light" is the debut album by "RMProject" which was released in October 2017. RMP is a supergroup of sorts. Keyboardist Ivan Rozmainsky and guitarist Vladimir Mikhaylov, are alumni of several prominent Russian prog bands - Roz Vitalis and Enine. I must say that the pro ... (read more)

Report this review (#1914151) | Posted by nikitasv777 | Friday, April 13, 2018 | Review Permanlink

4 stars The Rozmainsky & Mikhaylov Project is an eclectic former rock band project from St. Petersburg, Russia. Founded in 2017, the keyboard player is Ivan Rozmainsky and the guitar and bass player is Vladimir Mikhaylov. Rozmainsky is the keyboard player of the famous Russian experimental avant-garde Roz V ... (read more)

Report this review (#1914061) | Posted by mitarai_panda | Thursday, April 12, 2018 | Review Permanlink

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