Sunday, 29 June 2014

Summer in Town (Horizont / Горизонт, 1985)

Be prepared to meet one of the strangest and most fascinating suites in the strange and fascinating world of underground prog. This Russian band was born in the late '70s, but they released their two albums during the '80s, leaded by composer and keyboardist Sergey Komilov. This is the title track of the fiorst one, divided into three movements: March, Minuet and Toccata. As those sub-titles may suggest, the classical influence is very strong on Horizont's music, but it's not the only one.

Unfortunately, Horizont disbanded in the late '80s.

These musicians also like to experiment, to amaze their listeners, including unpredictable solutions in their compositions and many avant-garde sounds. You'll find here - I mean it - both Genesis and Magma, both symphonic rock and krautrock. The final result may be puzzling, but it isn't unpleasant, after all, as Horizont don't like elitarian music and always try to communicate emotions. Well, you wouldn't have find this song here, had they acted otherwise.