Grundik+Slava* ‎– Frogs

Topheth Prophet ‎– tp004, Auris Media ‎– aum009
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1 The Forest Made Of Rain And Frogs 3:12
2 A Frog Gets Over His Fear Of Water
Bass Guitar – Igor KrutogolovJew's Harp [Vargan] – Vadim Gusis aka Chaos As Shelter*
3 The Frog Gone Away With The Wind 1:40
4 Women Of Rain Forest 3:26
5 One More Song About Frog 3:35
6 The Woman Of The Forest And Clouds Like Sheep 3:32
7 The Forest's Song For Big Red Frog 3:20
8 The Old Frog's Dream
Bass Guitar – Igor KrutogolovJew's Harp [Vargan] – Vadim Gusis aka Chaos As Shelter*
9 The Travel Of Water Frog To Neighbour's Forest Through The Rains 4:00
10 Wet Frog Getting Cold 10:18

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February 4, 2009
I'm a bit torn about what to make of this froggy concept album. It starts out with an incredibly atmospheric yet haunting ambient piece punctured by distant calling frogs, and draws you in with a near mesmerizing effect. Unfortunately the impression is quickly shattered come the following tracks, which are gruesomely quirky and experimental instead. Gone is the magic and I get the feeling a group of musicians turned up at the studio to jam, but nobody bothered to pay any attention to what the others were doing. And when Hanna starts her wailing on top it really becomes unbearable. It picks up a bit again towards the end, but nothing comes close to the magic of 'The Forest Made of Rain and Frogs', which remains a (much too short) masterpiece.