The Russian group LITTLE TRAGEDIES (former Pardox) was founded by the composer Gennady Ilyin and guitarplayer Igor Mihel in Kursk, Russia in 1988. The direction of the music was 'Progressive/Art rock'. In 1990 Gennady Ilyin leaves to study in St. Petersburg, he acts in a conservatory by Rimskiy - Korsakov on branch of a composition..
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
Although admittedly a posthumous release, I was very surprised at the rather dismissive tenor of many of the reviews of this album to date. Hopefully this record will be reappraised soon as being a release worthy of anyone's consideration as I feel it does enhance an already rich legacy left behind by this very fine and innovative band. (So what if Charisma wanted to ride the slipstream of the lucrative ELP juggernaut?)
Formed in Stockholm in early 2008, Dynazty has been a vital force to be reckoned with on the hardrock/heavy metal scene ever since. Releasing four studio albums in a mere six years window, the Swedes quickly grew a reputation for being ferociously ambitious and productive. Titanic Mass is the culmination of all the knowledge we’ve learned and all the experience we’ve gained over the years writing songs and making albums. Our efforts combined with the mastery of producer Peter Tägtgren has resulted in an album that we feel is really strong. To us, Titanic Mass is without a doubt our ultimate effort.
With an exciting stage show and hard driving rock, the extensive use of funky organ, a strong guitar front line and powerhouse drumming, the Santana-influenced Titanic became one of the most popular touring bands of the early 70s with success in Germany, England and France. They also made a strong impression in America. The original lineup was formed by Kenny Aas playing the organ and bass, Janne Loseth in charge of the guitar and vocals, John Lorck as drummer and Kjell Asperud who added percussion and vocals. Their first real hit single, the Santana oriented "Sultana" almost peaked the UK charts reaching a surprising (for a foreign band not coming from USA) fifth position…