Settimo album da studio per gli acclamati russi VESPERO. “Lique Mekwas” è un altro spettacolare, incalzante viaggio strumentale per sette lunghe tracce, come salire su un ottovolante avvincente e mozzafiato su coordinate Gong, Ozric Tentacles, Hawkwind !!!
Un esaltante mix progressive/space-rock a tinte psichedeliche, tra ritmiche vorticose, chitarre lisergiche, tastiere oniriche, svolazzi di sax e violino……
Grandi emozioni proghedeliche dalla Russia !!!
Finally, Vespero gets back on track to fulfill the amazing potential that they had shown through the Naughties with their Liventure live albums and especially through their wonderful 2010 studio album, By the Waters of Tomorrow. Every move the band makes here shows maturity, confidence and sensibility. Great melodies, great changes of pace–even in the middle of songs, not as much reliance on the psy-reggae rhythms of the recent past. It’s a long disc coming out at 75 minutes but it is very rewarding listen–no fluff, all substance and intrigue–and with an awesome story being told in concept album form. Guitars, keys, bass, sax and violins are all strongly present with the prominently featured creativity of master rhythmatists, Ivan Fedotov and Alexander Timakov. This could be a masterpiece.(From Progarchives)
Overall, an awesome excursion into the spacey, rhythmically massaging world of Kosmisches Musik–done in a jazz fusion style!
A near-masterpiece of prog rock and an excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
Although still deriving from a space rock fundament, there is a further step towards a jazz/fusion attitude to state overall. The embedded drive is based on the collaboration of two percussionists here, apart from core member Ivan Fedotov, Alexander Timakov is on board too. Great presence by all means! The special ‘Lique Mekwas’ event is starting with The Course Of Abagaz, driven by afro beat, dub, jazz, mellotron and what else, equipped with an Ozric Tentacles feel somehow.
Besides the violin – melancholy here and Vital(it)y there – the saxophone is very present too, there’s no mistaking. Over the course of seventyfive minutes playing time I can’t detect anything decreasing, the niveau remains on a top level. Strangely enough it took some time for me to concentrate on this album. Strike! I get a kick out of it! ‘Lique Mekwas’ proves that VESPERO are real top scorer when it comes to the progressive rock genre. Excellent musicianship taken for granted. Every album differs, they have successfully avoided to repeat themselves until today.(from Progarchives)