Brilliant Musical Composition, Totally Complex, Great Lyrics
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I must admit I have been a big Illyah Kuryahkin fan for a couple of years. Count no Count ranks as one of my favorites of all time. Thirtycab contains the same obtuse, poetic lyrics but the musical composition is so different. This is a studio recording with jazz musicians. Very thick upright bass and a lot of samples run throughout. My favorite tracks include Thom Verlaine, Vaval(a seven minute instrumental), Black Power and Takinatrain. This record is so complex, drawing on so many musicial styles(rock, jazz, types like dj shadow, indie rock) that with every listen you discover new nuances within the tracks. A real must, totally unique. Take the jump. You will be happy you did."
Illyah Kuryahkin - 'Thirtycabminute' (Arena Rock)
Mike Reed | USA | 01/19/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the artist's sophomore effort.Illyah Kuryahkin is basically a one-man project,Dean Wilson.'Thirtycabminute' is a good lo-fi psych pop release.Tunes I enjoyed the most were the upbeat "Takin' A Train","Six Channels",the seven-minute instrumental "Vaval" and "Aurora".Let me say that in all honesty,that 'Thirty...' is GOOD for what it is.Just might appeal to some fans of(this is a tough call)the late Tim Buckley,Julian Cope and John Hiatt."