A fusion of percussions and hopping arpeggios open this Axel Stupplich 4th opus solo.
Slow synthesized modulations envelop the intro of Beyond the Stars, which becomes more melody with its fine fluty line. Sequences become more biting and the rhythm more nervous under soft synthesized layers, plunging the rhythm in a nostalgic broth. Because Voices of Dawn is an album imprints of nostalgia for the fans of Pyramid Peak and the first works of Axess.
Award-winning singer Göran Edman is one of the premier vocal talents coming out of Scandinavia, with a carrier spanning over 30 years. His unique vocal style has been embraced by numerous genres including neoclassic metal, progressive rock and AOR just to name a few. His vocals can be found on records from John Norum, Yngwie Malmsteen, Brazen Abbot, Glory among others. Cry Of Dawn is Goran Edman’s latest child: a straight ahead AOR / Melodic Rock album which highlights his amazing abilities on some superb songs written for him by Michael Palace, Steve Newman, Alessandro Del Vecchio Sören Kronkvist, Daniel Palmqvist and Robert Säll. The result is a true feast for all lovers of this music with hints to the sounds of giants like Night Ranger, Journey, Bad English and Starship!
THROES OF DAWN: the new album “Our Voices Shall Remain” consists of seven tracks, with a total running time of 67 minutes. The album is a clear highlight on their musical career, showing the band at it´s best. The songs are flowing, progressive and ethereal with long guitar leads, layered synths and clear production.
Ondine’s third release with the star baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is devoted to sacred works by Russian composers and Russian folk songs. Hvorostovsky is accompanied by the prestigious Russian Grand Choir “Masters of Choral Singing,” conducted by Lev Kontorovich, a choir that keeps up the best traditions of Russian choral singing.
Of Ukrainian origin, Boris Pigovat is now based in Israel where he has won several distinguished national awards. His Holocaust Requiem received the ACUM prize in 1995, and was premièred at a concert dedicated to the massacre of Jews at Babi Yar. Each movement is named after the Latin Mass text, the emotional symbols of sorrow, suffering and hope expressed purely instrumentally but led by the ‘human’ voice of the viola. The deliberately Russian Romantic style of Poem of Dawn was especially chosen by the composer for the work’s dedicatee, acclaimed violist Anna Serova.