Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Pop
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Rapidly became one of my favourites
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although I never got to Tajikistan, Fesov's surprising and rich musical tapestry gave me an uplifting feeling of the people and their land. Often gentle, some soulful longing spiced with the Persian-Turkic instruments of the Pamirs, it's a delight!"
Edward Said | Vancouver, BC, Canada | 04/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I strongly recommend this collection of songs from Oleg Fezov. He had been during the Soviet times one of the best folk rockers alongside the likes of Daler Nazarov and Muboraksho on the Tajik rock scene. I am from Dushanbe, Tajikistan and have been a big fan and the follower of Oleg's music and I regret that he left Dushanbe after the Civil War in the early 90s. There are very few musicians that match his talent and musical skill in Tajikistan right now. The Tajik modern folk rock scene has been greatly impoverished after his departure. What you have on this CD are essentially one of the best anthems of the modern Tajik folk rock of the 1980s. If you are a fan of the world music that combines both the modern rock and the Central Asian folk - Oleg's is an example of this music. I say go for it -- his music is a rarity."
Andrew P Horton | USA | 02/18/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Oleg blends the mystery of the orient with the free wheeling rock of the West. I came across the CD by accident and it has been a blessing. Oleg sings with compassion, yet each tract is a unique musical journey. The tract Amina is top. It starts as gentle guitar riff before exploding into a frenzied torrent of heart pounding crescendo. I don't know Tajik, but one can feel the meanings of each song. One can bond with the exotic East yet still feel the comfort of Western rock. Finally there was a tract that sounded very much like he had Jerry Garcia on bass.
An excellent example of modern music from a part of the world, until recently, virtually ignored in the USA."