One of the more unique doom bands on the planet would have to be The Moon Mistress from Russia. I always knew they were something special ever since I first heard their demo work, even more so on the 'Obsessed by Cursed Wastelands' split album with Snakerider. Now with their first full-length release, the band has truly come of age with 63 minutes of captivating, atmospheric doom metal that goes way beyond what I was expecting.
"…these performances are extraordinary. All three vocalists communicate words and emotions superbly." ~Fanfare
William Bolcom’s ambitious setting of William Blake’s complete Songs of Innocence and Experience for soloists, multiple choral forces, and orchestra occupied the composer on and off, beginning as far back as the late 1950s, with most of the work completed between 1973-74 and 1979-82. The composer’s renowned eclectic bent makes itself felt in the work’s nearly two-and-one-half-hour length. Musical eras, styles, and performance practices leapfrog back and forth in unpredictable progressions, keeping the listener in a constant state of suspense ……Jed Distler@ClassicsToday.com