Born in late 2011, HUMAN FACTOR is an exciting new Russian supergroup formed by talented and experienced musicians. Konstantin Shtirlitz and Alexander Meshcheryakov, respectively former drummer and bassist with mighty INFRONT, have joined forces with keyboardist and guitarists Sergei Volkov, principle composer and arranger for KAFTAN SMEHA, and guitarist Ivan Ivanov of HAGI TRAGGER. These four describe their concept as a "contemporary instrumental crossover between space, progressive, and alternative rock"… quite straight, laconic, and groovy, with certain melodism and dense, textured sound. For music samples and direct contact please visit HUMAN FACTOR official page.
4.Hm.F is a studio album conceived by a very competent band. It founds HUMAN FACTOR actively embracing studio technology and utilizing electronic overdubs, while exploring both alternative and progressive rock trends. The band’s music is probably best described as modern instrumental rock with major space and progressive rock influences, strong melodic edge, and definite sense of adventure: tracks segue one into the other, atmospheres are established and broken, some rhythm patterns have progressive-like complexity, but the primary attention is given to strengthening a sense of enjoyable aural journey. This is an excellent, mature recording which fans of good instrumental rock-music will surely appreciate (8 tracks – 52 min.). 4.Hm.F was mastered by Tobias Svensson of Transubstans Records (Sweden).
Free streaming or immediate digital download of the album (in your choice of MP3-320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire) is available through Official R.A.I.G. Bandcamp.
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"The buzzing guitar crunch and much of the bottom end have a definite contemporary slant and propulsion, but layer on the soaring keys and the shifts in time and structure and you can feel the way-back machine start to kick in. And the old keeps up with the new on 4.Hm.F, both dovetailing through Human Factor’s playing keeping both feet in the present and an eye on the past that makes it sit pretty in either time. Or space." – by Mr. Atavist at Sunrise Ocean Bender (USA) (August 2012).
The album was also reviewed at: New Underground Music (The Netherlands), Musikreviews.de (Germany), Progressive Area (France), Aural Innovations (USA), Musikreviews.de' interview with Human Factor (Germany), iO Pages (The Netherlands), FileUnder (The Netherlands), ProgArchives (USA), Prog Sphere (Serbia), Astounded by Sound! (UK), Esquizofrenia (Spain), Babyblauen Seiten (Germany), Chromatique (France), Psychotropic Zone (Finland).
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