Rating: 8/10 Release: 26 May 2017 Label: Casus Belli Musica Russia’s Oprich have been in existence for almost 20 years and took quite a while to start releasing music with their first full length coming in 2010 (“Север Вольный”) (“North The Boundless”). Now May 2017 sees a 3rd full length …Continue reading →
Congratulations with the new mini-album, it’s a very nice one. The first thing I noticed is it is called a mini-album and not EP, is there a special reason for that? In fact, as for me, I do not see any difference. We do not repeat ourselves and if we give a new life to already recorded songs in a next album, in any way they sound in a different way. As for a format of the mini-album, it is called in this way, because it is an integral and self-sufficient work. The cover-song’s mood fitted into it naturally, since it is also about the Freedom, about a wide-open spaciousness of a free person’s soul. By the way, thank you for congratulations! Vinyl, as a record carrier, is a new phenomenon for us, and we tried to correspond to qualitative sound standards. Moreover, Oprich has never had such verified and dense sound before, as on this mini-album. I cannot but note Mikhail Romanov’s really filigree (who not just recorded all parts of folk instruments, but also carried out mixing of songs) and Yuriy Kuz’kin, who is responsible for mastering. The Russian and the Ukrainian together did their best – and this way of things must be forever!
Rating: 7.5/10 Release: 31 May 2014 Label: Casus Belli Musica Oprich isn’t a band which walks on the obvious path all the time. After a remarkable project ‘Triunity’ with two other bands in 2012, they released a beautiful full length ‘Birthless Heaves’ last year. Now they turned their eyes towards …Continue reading →
Rating: 8.5/10 Release: 31 January 2013 Label: Casus Belli Musica It’s time to say goodbye, we’re facing a harsh Russian winter. The sun leaves the sky the birds are gone. The Winter with all it’s despair, and cold darkness falls over the land. The blizzards are trying to blow our …Continue reading →
Rating: 8/10 Release 15 June 2012 Label: Heritage Records ‘Triunity’ is a conceptual split album of three bands, the Ukraine band Chur, Piarevaracien from Belarus and Oprich from Russia, released in a limited hand-numbered edition. With this project they want to express their historical kinship and cultural roots and at …Continue reading →