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Sergey Dudin (USA) - 2000 - Overall View
Sergey Dudin (USA) - 2000 - "Eternal Call"
(62 min, 'CD')
1. Beginning 2. Rain 3. Dream 4. Fight! 5. Somewhere In Heaven 6. Hope 7. I'm Tired 8. Chanson of Home 9. Chanson of Friend /part 1, instrumental/ 10. Chanson of Friend /part 2/ 11. The Eternal Call
All music and lyrics by Sergey Dudin.
Sergey Dudin - vocals & guitars, bass, keyboards, programming;
Stanislaus Tenenbaum - drums;
Emi Rutkovskaya - backing vocals;
Preamble. Many thanks to Sergey for sending me his solo CDs. "Eternal Call" is the debut Segrey Dudin album, which at the same time, represents somewhat of a joint effort of the Dudin family and their friends from the Russian-language diaspora in the USA.
The Album. While listening to "Eternal Call", I hear quite a simplified, yet, overall, good copy of Pink Floyd (think of "Obscured By Clouds", "The Final Cut", and "The Division Bell"). It's easy to find that "Eternal Call" is in many ways an album of the Progressive Rock genre. Listen to it a few times and you'll agree with me. First of all, each song on the album contains instrumental parts, most of which are interesting despite the fact that they are clearly about the arrangements that are typical for Pink Floyd. Here however, Gilmoresque guitar lines were played much more tastefully than those on the album of Obscured By Clouds, for instance. OBC is a Pink Floyd cover band, who, nevertheless, advertised their self-released CD-R "Bleed" throughout all the possible virtual and paper media so extensively that some strange Prog source (don't remember whether it's a magazine or a webzine) even included it in its Top-100 of the best progressive albums of 1999! After all, "Eternal Call" consists of the songs that were written by Sergey himself, and not by Pink Floyd. Are you a die-hard fan of Pink Floyd and also of anything that sounds like them? Would you love a new Pink Floyd album which has a totally 'firm' sound, typical for Pink Floyd, and songs with lyrics in Russian? If so, then you'll probably love "Eternal Call" to death!
VM. December 10, 2000