PANDORA SNAIL — War And Peace

Jazz music community with review and forums

PANDORA SNAIL - War And Peace cover
4.09 | 2 ratings | 1 review
Buy this album from MMA partners

Album · 2015

Tracklist

1 Dilemma 5:54
2 By The Mountain River 3:50
3 To Catch The Wind 3:56
4 Submarine 5:23
5 James Pont 16:39
6 Mother's Tears 4:24
7 Red Rivers 2:10
8 Stones' Names 4:00
9 Dance Under The Bullets 3:10
10 After The War 4:53
11 Satori 8:06

Line-up/Musicians

Ulyana Gor / keyboards, composer, vocals
Oleg Gorgadze / guitar, electric guitar, composer, vocals
Kirill Klyushin / bass guitar, contrabass
Artem Gareev / violin
Igor Cheridnik / drums, percussion

Sounds in the record: Yanina Podrezova, Demyan Titov, Yulia Alexandrova and Nikita Sokolov

About this release

ArtBeat Music (Russia)

Recorded at the studio "Interzvouk"

Thanks to snobb for the addition

Buy PANDORA SNAIL - WAR AND PEACE music

More places to buy metal & PANDORA SNAIL music

  • CDUniverse - Specializing in the sale of domestic and imported music CDs and Imports

PANDORA SNAIL WAR AND PEACE reviews

Specialists/collaborators reviews

No PANDORA SNAILWAR AND PEACE reviews posted by specialists/experts yet.

Members reviews

UMUR
"War And Peace" is the debut full-length studio album by Russian, St.Petersburg based progressive rock act Pandora Snail. The album was released through the Moscow based label Artbeat in March 2015. Pandora Snail was formed in 2008 and went through quite a few lineup changes in the first couple of years. The lineup who recorded "War And Peace" are Ulyana Gor (keyboards, composer, vocals), Oleg Gorgadze (guitar, electric guitar, conposer, vocals), Kirill Klyushin (bass guitar, contrabass), Artem Gareev (violin), and Igor Cheridnik (drums, percussion).

Stylistically the music on the 11 track, 62:01 minutes long album is an eclectic type of progressive rock drawing influences from not only the classic 70s prog rock artists, but also from jazz rock/fusion, classical music (the band mentions Sergej Rahmaninov as an influence), and folk (among other things). There is even an occasional use of heavy distorted guitars featured on some sections of the album, so it is definitely a type of music featuring influences from many genres and musical styles. "War And Peace" is still a stylistically very consistent album though, and there is a good flow throughout the playing time. And putting this many elements into a cohesive sounding musical style is not easy, which serves as a testimony to how skilled Pandora Snail are as composers.

The music is predominantly instrumental with an organic yet tight playing rhythm section, atmospheric keyboards, guitars, and a very dominant use of violin as the lead instrument. The compositions are for the most part quite catchy, although some tracks are structurally relatively complex. Except for the 16:36 minutes long "James Pont" and the 8:05 minutes long closing track "Satori", the tracks generally aren´t that long though. It´s not music that is hard to get into, although it´s certainly not easy listening either. It´s just that some of those violin melodies are spot on and nicely hook laden. Because he is so dominant in the soundscape it´s hard not to mention Artem Gareev´s performance on the album as something special, but the rest of the musicians performing on the album are equally as skilled. The high level playing is definitely one of the great assets of "War And Peace".

The compositions are strong too though, and it´s all packed in a powerful, organic, and overall well sounding production, which helps bring the best out in the music. This is generally a very interesting album, and considering that it´s a debut album its a very strong one too. A 3.5 - 4 star (75%) rating is deserved.

Ratings only

  • Nikols

Write/edit review

You must be logged in to write or edit review

JMA TOP 5 Jazz ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
A Love Supreme Post Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners
Kind of Blue Cool Jazz
MILES DAVIS
Buy this album from our partners
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Progressive Big Band
CHARLES MINGUS
Buy this album from our partners
Blue Train Hard Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners
My Favorite Things Hard Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners

New Jazz Artists

New Jazz Releases

No Questions, No Answers Avant-Garde Jazz
A PRIDE OF LIONS
Buy this album from MMA partners
The Trilogy, Pt. 2 : Blue RnB
BRIAN CULBERTSON
Buy this album from MMA partners
Devotion Post-Fusion Contemporary
KARL IVAR REFSETH
Buy this album from MMA partners
New York Bass Quartet : Air Third Stream
MARTIN WIND
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Jazz Online Videos

What Will We Leave Behind
IRO HAARLA
snobb· 11 hours ago
Spring of Two Blue-J's -Part 1 (Live)
CECIL TAYLOR
js· 19 hours ago
Interpret It Well
CHES SMITH
snobb· 1 day ago
Melissa Aldana - Falling
MELISSA ALDANA
js· 1 day ago
More videos

New JMA Jazz Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Jazz News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us