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Music and lyrics by Kamille Sharapodinov except "The Man.The Sun.The Desert" (music by The Grand Astoria)

Recorded, mixed and mastered in the Antrop Studio, St. Petersburg in summer 2009. THE GRAND ASTORIA were: Kamille Sharapodinov (vocals, guitars), Igor Suvorov (guitars), Mike Lopakov (bass), and Nick Kunavin (drums). (44 min. – 6 tracks)


"What I really found most impressive about this young Russian quartet was their killer ability to write some truly epic, kick ass jams! Made up of an almost 50/50 split of instrumental and vocal tracks, after a top to bottom run through of this fuzzed out psychedelic/stoner hybrid one gets the distinct feeling that the members of The Grand Astoria aren't interested in wasting your time with a lot of your typical rock cliches... For a debut effort The Grand Astoria is definitely an impressive one. The live off the floor and at times improvised feel of this record definitely adds to its overall charm. Not to mention there's an interesting psych/stoner/progressive element running through this record that certainly makes for some intriguing results in the end. (Score: 3.5/5)" – by Ryan Sparks of Sea Of Tranquility (USA) (July 2010).

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released 01 September 2009

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