Musical analogues: “Arsenal” band, Spyro Gyro, Weather Report
Album genres: contemporary musical polystylistics: jazz, jazz-rock, fusion, progressive, funky fusion
Music is written and arranged by Mikhail Levanov (1-8), Pavel Martynenko (1, 6), Piotr Ivshin (5), Natalya Levanova (8)
Record participants: Mikhail Levanov – saxophones; Pavel Martynenko – guitars; Vladimir Kapyrin – keyboards; Victor Konkov – drums; Alexey Ryslavsky – bass (1-6); Dmitry Maximov – bass (7, 8); Egor Dergachev – keyboards (7); Natasha Levanova – muse.
Recorded in 2012/ Released in 2013
Catalogue number: AB-CD-11-2013-045
Languages of the booklet: Russian, English
Publishing House: OOO “ArtBeat”, 127051, Moscow, Trubnaya st., 32, building 4
Sales Department: +7.903.2090450
Release which is unique for Russia – “foolery to serious music, to Afro-Kazak jazz”. The album is composed as an event of the “alternative history” – war of Afro-Kazaks lead by Chingachgook Great Snake vs. aggressors of Darth Vader from “Star Wars”.
Album reviewThe album “War and Peace, episode VII” is a confirmation that contemporary instrumental music and humor are compatible things! But to do it the following work has been done: a) Afro-Kazak ethnos has been made up as well as its history and musical culture – Afro-Kazak jazz; b) aggressors from “Star Wars”, space stormtroopers of Darth Vader have been...
...set up to Afro-Kazaks; c) they have been played and recorded in the very good quality;d) the release was issued in luxury version, where music, comics of the booklet, and its text are in the unified art space.
Summary: a) there are no analogues to the album in Russia at the moment, it is unique both in idea and in execution; b) “War and Peace, episode VII” is an excellent gift to every music lover and /or to his friends!