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RAIG's Novelties
For whatever deserves to exist deserves also to be known, for knowledge is the image of existence; and things mean and splendid exist alike. Francis Bacon (1561-1626).
Stay tuned for the RAIG's novelties. Listen to the latest RAIG's outputs in their entirety for free. And if you like what you hear, please order CD or purchase digital download. More albums can be found on Official R.A.I.G. Bandcamp.
 
 
 

 
01 MARCH 2 0 1 5 :: Vespero / Fitful Slumber until 5 A.M. (2015, R086 CD/DD)

OUT NOW - CD/DD! RAIG is proud to present: the 6th studio album by the Russian premier psychedelic-prog-rock combo VESPERO. Its a fascinating, all instrumental, conceptual piece touching upon the theme of intricate functions of the human subconscious, dream-visions and music. Arguably, this is the bands most ambitious and complicated work that brings together traditions of progressive, psychedelic, jazz, academic, and folklore music. Art direction and design by ZonderZond. CD (7 tracks 70 min.) comes in a full-color 4-panel cardboard folder. $13.00 + shipping.

 

 
05 FEBRUARY 2 0 1 5 :: Were-Jaguars / II (2015, R085 CD/DD)

OUT NOW - CD/DD! RAIG is proud to present: the first CD-release by WERE-JAGUARS, an American heavy psyche-metal band from Austin, TX. Centered on the unfaltering vision of multi-instrumentalist Chad Rauschenberger, WERE-JAGUARS sophomore album continues in a similar heavy lysergic vein as found on the band's debut effort, but with even more depth, darkness and frenzy than ever before. Fusing wicked post-modern metallic crunch with narcotized acid-fretboard tripping, neo-psychedelic spatial meditations, and occasional far-out vocal chanting, this album is a hard-won document of WERE-JAGUARS's quest to explore an otherworldly and multidimensional confluence. CD (13 tracks 69 min.) comes in a full-color 4-panel cardboard folder. $13.00 + shipping.

 

 
22 DECEMBER 2 0 1 4 :: Vespero / Cello Liventures - in memory of Vladimir Belov (2014, AT052 pro-duplicated CD-R/DD)

RAIG presents: "Cello Liventures" by premiere Russian space-rock band VESPERO. This is an unique collection of instrumental improvisations performed live by the band with a cellist Vladimir Belov, who tragically passed away on June 7, 2014. Produced by the band in Vladimirs memory. Features the line-up of Vladimir Belov (cello), Ivan Fedotov (drums, percussion), Arkady Fedotov (bass, synths), Alexander Kuzovlev (guitars, effects), and Alexey Klabukov (keyboards, synths), as well as the guest-appearance by Andrey Petrov (guitars, effects) of GDEVA. Recorded live with no overdubbs, mixed, and mastered by Alexander Kuzovlev. DISC-edition (professionally duplicated CD-R: 7 tracks 73 min.) comes inside a hand-made oversized rough pasteboard case with silkscreen printing. 60 copies only!

 


 
18 OCTOBER 2 0 1 4 :: Air Canda / Air Canda (2014, R084 CD/DD)

RAIG is proud to present: the debut CD-album by instrumental fusion-rock band AIR CANDA from Saint-Petersburg. The band drew inspiration from the 70s British jazz-rock and prog-rock, avant-garde jazz, classical music, modern American experimental rock, and Japanese math-rock to create intricate, dynamic, and elastic instrumental music of their own. Recommended for lovers of well composed, complex, lively and eclectic prog-rock-fusion music. CD (8 tracks 54 min.) comes in a full-color 4-panel cardboard folder designed by ZonderZond. $13.00 + shipping.

 



Expert Evidences
Read what independent musicologists say about RAIG's releases at various international zines, blogs, and web-pages. Follow the links!
March 28 :: Vespero "Fitful Slumber until 5 A.M." (2015, R086) by Achim Breiling @ Babyblaue (Germany)
March 17 :: Vespero "Fitful Slumber until 5 A.M." (2015, R086) by Andreas Schiffmann @ Musikreviews.de (Germany)
March 17 :: Were-Jaguars "II" (2015, R085) by Andreas Schiffmann @ Musikreviews.de (Germany)
March 16 :: Vespero "Fitful Slumber until 5 A.M." (2015, R086) by Carry Munter @ New Underground Music (The Netherlands)
March 10 :: Vespero "Fitful Slumber until 5 A.M." (2015, R086) by DA_Vision @ Subkultura (Russia)
March 09 :: Were-Jaguars "II" (2015, R085) by Carry Munter @ Mew Underground Music (The Netherlands)
March 05 :: Vespero "Fitful Slumber until 5 A.M." (2015, R086) by Michael Pollack @ Progressive Tracks (USA)
February 02 :: Air Canda "Air Canda" (2014, R084) by Ryan Sparks @ Sea Of Tranquility (USA)
February 02 :: The Re-Stoned "Totems" (2014, R083) by Ryan Sparks @ Sea Of Tranquility (USA)
January 06 :: Mechanik "Velut Stella Splendida" (2013, R080) by Ryan Sparks @ Sea Of Tranquility (USA)


Live Shots
We still love playing gigs and touring. Come and see RAIG's bands performing live!
 
 
 
March 22 :: VESPERO, DISEN GAGE, A FOGGY REALM - Moscow @ "Shokoladnaya Fabrika" Club. 19:00


Camera Eye
Just a little spot for official videos, live footages, fan-arts, etc.

 

December 24 :: MAAT LANDER

Following their joint stage debut, Ilya Lipkin (of THE RE-STONED), Ark Fedotov and Ivan Fedotov (both of VESPERO) have announced today the formation of a new band an instrumental psychedelic/space/kraut/rock trio MAAT LANDER. This is the band's first official 20-minute video-EP of 2 brand new, yet untitled instrumental compositions. Merry Christmas! Best wishes to you and your families during this holiday season!

 



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