Ocean Sounds 2018
Comprising songs from their three Kscope albums, and accompanied by a studio film shot in a remote spot in Norway, Ocean Sounds is the perfect introduction to this slightly strange but commanding Russian duo. Singer Marjana Semkina brings to mind Kate Bush at her most other-worldly, while virtuoso pianist Gleb Kolyadin stirs classical dexterity into lush soundscapes. Joined on the record by the live band that has served them so well over the past year or two, they show off these songs to their best advantage. Highlights include the delicate, brooding Inside and Touching II and the swelling chamber prog of Libretto Horror.