Стиль :Melodic Hard Rock/AOR /Heavy Metal
1. In Our World 03:48
2. Outcast 04:59
3. Tonite 04:06
4. Startide Rising 04:29
5. Happen 03:08
6. Face in the Window 04:56
7. Lost Horizon 03:34
8. Sunburst in the Midnight 03:44
9. Jennifer 03:33
10. The Unexpected 07:01
11. The Storm 04:25
12. I Go Blind 04:37
13. Tricky 03:26
- Vocals (Dizziness, Majestic, Pole Position, Reptilian, Vagh)
Yerachmiel--Lead Vocal and Guitar , Gavriel--Second Vocal and Keyboards , Ariel--Electric Bass Guitar, Oshri-Drums
A new project led by the Swedish musician Robin Vagh with various guests like Pole Position singer Jonas Blum . Music wise a nice shot for classic 80s AOR lovers, just the production leaves some desires, cause especially the drum sound lacks.
"Distant Encounters" is the perfect blend of Scandinavian Melodic Rock, AOR and Melodic Metal, covering the time period from the 80s to the modern age. The varied songs with their catchy hooklines, mighty guitar riffs and epic keyboard sounds are a powerful musical statement in the vein of Scandinavian audience favorites like Europe, Pretty Maids, Glory, Yngwie Malmsteen, Treat and Brother Firetribe.
Optimystical’s debut album "Distant Encounters” is the perfect blend of Scandinavian Melodic Rock, AOR and Melodic Metal, covering the time period from the 80s to the modern age. The varied songs with their catchy hooklines, mighty guitar riffs and epic keyboard sounds are a powerful musical statement in the vein of Scandinavian audience favorites like Pretty Maids, Glory, Europe, Yngwie Malmsteen,Treat and Brother Firetribe.
The Scandinavian Melodic Rock scene has a long and successful tradition. During the Eighties bands like Europe, Pretty Maids, Glory and Treat vouched for musical quality and fine chart positions and still today the European North is a fertile soil for upcoming and promising new Melodic Rock bands like Brother Firetribe, H.E.A.T. and Work Of Art.
The year 2009 will mark the start of the success story by the Swedish band project "Optimystical”, a musical unit under the direction of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Robin Vagh, who has already released two albums under the Vagh-banner in 2002 and 2004. The creative process for the songs of "Distant Encounters” already began to take shape in 2004 and step by step Robin invited various musicians of the Swedish Rock scene into the studio, hence you will find (ex-)members of Token, Pole Position, Reptilian and Majestic in the album credits.
Robin Vagh’s endurance in working on the "Optimystical”-songs paid off in a big way and it led to a marvelous result, that finds a worthy completion in the release of "Distant Encounters”. Robin has documented the "Evolution” of the album in his accurate way of getting things done and you can find the "Optimystical-Chronicles" along with a lot more worthwhile information on the net: www.optimystical.se