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Want music played in the style & sound of early CAMEL? Look no further than this highly impressive Semi-Instrumental debut from TELEGRAPH on import!

* Please click on the Video icon in right corner above to view & listen to a promotional YouTube album trailer *

In the same way as other now famous Progressive Rock bands have based their style on their seventies contemporaries: RPWL (Pink Floyd) and MARILLION (Genesis), STARCASTLE (Yes), now TELEGRAPH pay their tribute to CAMEL with their excellent debut album: ‘Mir’.

Long-time CAMEL fans will adore the way this album is put together. The music is consistently melodic and the arrangements are kept simple, never becoming over-stated or complex. It’s CAMEL as the fans loved them in their early seventies period … the self-titled MCA debut, ‘Mirage’ and ‘Moonmadness’ are perfect examples.

The Latimer-esque guitar solos are beautiful and the Bardens style analog keyboards work is so seventies inspired and well accomplished as the band flow through sensationally well controlled instrumental work-outs that takes the listener right back to the heady seventies classics.

With all titles written & produced by the band, ‘Mir’ was recorded at Jeppeto studios in Isreal during July 2017. The music is inspired by the journey of Sergei Krikalev who was left for an extensive period in the Soviet space station after Soyuz TM-13 left following the collapse of the USSR.

With quotes like: “Nice melodies, reminiscent of those golden years of progressive music: the seventies, but with the sound of today. Crisp and clear production and great songwriting!” - “A faithful retro-style opus produced in the vein of 70's space rock, as created then by: "Nektar", "Eloy", "Grobschnitt", and the likes, this is definitely one for fans of the time when melodic Prog began.

The TELEGRAPH line-up is: Tal Rubinstein (electric guitars / acoustic & 12 strings guitars / vocals), Eze Sakson (Hammond organ / Mini Moog / electric piano / acoustic piano / Mellotron), Liran Herrnstadt (bass / vocals) and Avi Barak (drums / flute).

This is our 2nd album in the last few years to come from a part of the world we don’t often hear music of this ilk coming from, but when we do, it is often sensational. The first recent highlight was the incredible ‘Battle’, debut album by APERCO which went on to become a huge seller for us at CDS Towers and we fully expect TELEGRAPH’s ‘Mir’ to repeat that success… and then some!

We have included a link to YouTube on the album’s page in our online store where you can sample the whole work by clicking on the Video icon. … It’ll only need the first 2 or 3 tracks and you’ll be hooked!

A major recommendation from CDS on this one!
Here’s a track-by-track account of what ‘Mir’ sounds like …

The opener: ‘Mir 0-1’ is a gentle electric guitar-driven instrumental rich in flowing melody with the distinct sound if early CAMEL very much in evidence straight away!
‘Initiation’ steps up a few gears with the guitar riding high over a faster paced rhythm section backed with soaring layers of Hammond organ. After some added Mini-Moog soloing the first vocal part comes in at the five-minute mark, and again its in a very laid-back, early CAMEL style and short-lived, while the guitar and synthesizer take up the main mantle once more with occasional layered harmonies up to the closing section.
‘Gravity’ opens with a short vocal passage before another Latimer-esque guitar-led passage comes in played in a languid FLOYD meets CAMEL style backed with stylish keyboard textures. The synthesizer then takes control for a while before an effects fuelled vocal enters for a short while. Later the piano offers up a sombre melody prior to a dream-like guitar theme takes change set over a soft sea on keyboard layers concocted using a synth and Hammond organ with the rhythm section keeps everything tight and controlled in the background. Chiming acoustic guitar sounds lightly shower the crossover passage into ‘Out There’, another semi-instrumental piece that quickly takes on a more up-beat approach, with the guitars and organ sharing lead roles before a VERY Latimer-esqe electric lead takes centre stage once more. Another short “effected” vocal breaks through with some really nice harmonies that lead into a restrained keyboard solo passage that develops into a sea of soothing symphonic beauty filled with glowing synthesizer strings and glorious Mellotron sounds, whilst the guitar finishes things of in regal fashion.
At just over four minutes, ‘Claustrophobia’ is the shortest track on the album. Initially atmospheric, it develops into a much rockier piece with powerful guitar lashings and keyboard solos sharing lead rolls, with the combined symphonic swell guided by tight bass and drums.
Stereo channel swapping is used here at times for effect, much as they used to do in seventies and adding further authentication as to where the main influences for this music lies. Some nice flute adds an air of space to the piece before heading into the longest track on ‘Mir’ …
‘Remote Control’ is a near fifteen-minute opus that starts out in open space with fading twinkling synth textures. A bass-line drifts in from the distance them a stream of tuneful electric guitar emerges backed by Mini-Moog phrasing. Just past the five minute mark an echoed vocal forms in the vast open reaches of space with a recurring gently melodic electric guitar taking a solo spot. Everything becomes very laid-back and languid through the 9th minute until the drums kick up a driving rhythm for the keyboards and guitar to create a new melodic theme over, with each taking turns at solos as the track motors along at decent pace. Several new layers of keyboard textures then build the track into something altogether more powerful as the guitar soars away on top. It all comes to a climax just past the 13th minute mark where the guitar then turns almost Gilmour-esque in feel and closes the album singing over a swell of gurgling synth textures.

‘Mir’ will be available from CDS from 1st March 2019.


01. Mir 0-1 [fully-instrumental] (6:02)
02. Initiation [semi-instrumental] (8:18)
03. Gravity [semi-instrumental] (8:57)
04. Out There [semi-instrumental] (8:52)
05. Claustrophobia [fully-instrumental] (4:14)
06. Remote Control [semi-instrumental] (14:51)

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