This album are very varied and it has grown on me over the weeks
December 29, 2012
The very very impressive output from keyboard wiz Anthony Kalugin, continues as he goes from one album to the other in his various band disguises ( Hoggwash/ Karfagen/Sunchild) this 2011 release, has some very beautiful themes and interesting musical ideas, as he manages to blend symphonic prog and cinematic themes on most of the album, with almost fusion (Pat Metheny) like ("The China Wizzard") tunes. This album are very varied and it has grown on me over the weeks, I have played it several times, actually more than once a day, talking the last few days! It is quite amazing, he is getting away with blending genres, styles and moods, I can easily hear hints of Pat Metheny, Gryphon, Darryl Ways Wolf, folk, blues and even soundtrack-like sequences. It is very well produced by Kalugin & Will Mackie (founder of the excellent Caerllysi Music) and with an hour of brilliant listening, you cant go wrong, its well spend money. So go buy, why don't you?!! Give yourself that extra holiday gift!! Kudo´s the fine musicians here, the main figure being Kalugin, but the guitarist´ (there are several) also shows brilliance- especially the lead guitars are impressive! It's a keeper !!