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Dorian Opera - Ouverture

Intro and Ouverture ( Track 1, instrumental ) from Crusade 1212 - the recent studio album of the German prog-metal band Dorian Opera. Oliver Weislogel - guit...
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"Thank you Jack!   Now I hope that reviewers will love it too ( waiting for the first reviews to come now...))   The same good wishes back to you, take care Andrew:)"
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"Hi Andrew,   Congratulations with this new epic album. The samples I heard were excellent. I wish you lots of success!   Regards, Jack (Survival)"
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Dorian Opera - CRUSADE 1212 is out! Press release

Dear friends, we are happy to announce the release of our second studio album CRUSADE 1212!After a long battle the band has returned victorious with a result that is truly worth hearing! Dorian Operas “Crusade” is an epic piece telling a story full of war and romance, loss, grief and hope. With racing speed this drama takes you along on an adventures journey, which is perfectly represented by the music. Constant restlessness, war and tempests are pictured and driven into a…See More
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Dorian Opera - CRUSADE 1212 is out! Press release

Posted on March 7, 2011 at 1:35pm 2 Comments

Dear friends,

 

we are happy to announce the release of our second studio album CRUSADE 1212!

After a long battle the band has returned victorious with a…

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Blue Intermezzo ( Andrew Roussak's solo piano album ) released on MUSEA Rec. on 27 Oct. 2010

Posted on November 6, 2010 at 1:03pm 0 Comments

Dear friends,



I am happy to share it with you -



my solo piano album Blue Intermezzo was released on MUSEA ( Dreaming ) Rec. France on 27 Oct. 2010

and is now available both on my website http://www.andrew-roussak.com/cds/andrew-roussak---blue-intermezzo--musea-2010-/index.html



as well as in MUSEA's online shop…
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Profile Information

I am the following; a
Musician
Style of Prog
Art Rock, Neo-Prog, Progressive Metal
Biography
Born in Russia in the industrial city of Ufa, Andrew began to learn to play piano at the age of 7. After having graduated from the Ufa State College of Arts as a pianist, Andrew was employeed as a studio musician and as a chief musical editor at the local broadcast station. Side by side with the classical music , his major influences of that period were the recordings of Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman. Since that time till today, the massive keyboard sound together with the virtuoso keyboard and piano solos feature his recordings made for the various bands and projects.

Since 2001, Andrew Roussak lives in Germany as a freelance artist, playing live gigs with the bands and solo concerts, writing orchestra scores, doing studio jobs and giving the piano and keyboard lessons. In 2006, Andrew won the German Pop & Rock Award as the best keyboard player and the best instrumental soloist .

The keyboarder of German prog metal band Dorian Opera. Releases:
No Trespassing - Andrew Roussak, MALS Rec. 2008
No Secrets - Dorian Opera, MALS Rec. 2008
Blue Intermezzo - Andrew Roussak, MUSEA Rec. 2010
Influences or Favorite Bands
ELP, Yes, Dream Theater, J.S. Bach, Frederik Chopin, George Gershwin, Gentle Giant, UK, Oscar Peterson, Glenn Gould, Svytoslav Richter
You can find me.
www.andrew-roussak.com
More info;
www.myspace.com/andrewroussak
Additional info - Banners etc;
No-Trespassing

No-Secrets
Reviews:

Great musicianship from Andrew Roussak himself on keyboards and piano, with adequate to good contribution from the supporting musicians. The album grows on you with repeated listening, like most good albums. The sound (as far as I could judge by playing on my PC) is good. The highly melodic songs are good, sometimes even great ... an excellent debut with great promise for things to come!

Magle International Music Forum, Denmark
Art For Art's Sake - Blog focused on music and visual arts, Holland


Showing versatility and skill while handling his massive array of keyboards, Herr Roussak appears to be quite a good disciple of his teachers in absentia, particularly on the instrumentals. Overall, No Trespassing is a solid debut effort and should delight many art-rock fans, especially those who don't put musical complexity at the head of their list of priorities.

Progressor.net - webzine for prog-rock and fusion, May 2008


It is very remarkable interpretation of what the great German composers could accomplish today.
Roussak is not afraid to name J.S. Bach and some other infuluences like Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson as his source of inspiration and he surely interpretates Bach very well in 70's progressive style...

Colossus #34 ( May 2008 ) - progressive magazine, Finland

A Russian keyboard player living and making music in Germany, Andrew Roussak cites Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson as his primary influences. Add a dash of classical-music sensibility, and you’ve got No Trespassing — a prog-rock mix of instrumentals, songs with vocals and traditional pieces. Here’s a guy who’s obviously poured his soul into this music, winning awards in Germany for his playing, and he’s surrounded himself with talented guitarists and a groovy rhythm section. Roussak imagines what Bach’s “Prelude” would sound like with 21st century enhancement and rearranges the composer's “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by dedicating it to his father. “Do Without Me” rallies around a grand piano, Hammond organ and Wurlitzer standoff, while instrumentals like “Wartime Chronicles” and “Vivace Furioso” show off Roussak’s virtuoso chops...

Reviewed by Michael Popke for Sea Of Tranquility on October the 1st, 2007


Andrew Roussak, composer, keyboard and piano player, hails from Russia and is currently working from Germany. He released his debut solo album, No Trespassing. The music is very melodic symphonic styled epic progressive rock Much in the vein of Camel, Alan Parsons Project (1st album), Pink Floyd and Genesis to name a few...
It is one of those albums that grows on you with each listen. In fact, you can hear new things which to me is the sign of a great album. With the great musicianship from Andrew along with contributions from the supporting musicians, makes me look forward to more. I would definitely recommend No Trespassing, to fans of the aforementioned bands.

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs, www.prognaut.com on October 2nd,
2007


... The artist's clear admiration for Keith Emerson is again clearly shown. After a short piano-introduction Roussak again shows he really is a great keyboard player. Excellent synths and mellotrons in the old Emerson/Wakeman way....

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At 2:32pm on January 28, 2011, David Slater said…
Cheers for connecting on YouTube! Cool video!
At 3:09pm on December 22, 2010, NEED said…
Hey Andrew, nice to meet you man! Loved your music, keep up the good work! Cheers from Needcamp!
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At 10:08am on December 17, 2010, Blood Red Flower said…

Thank you for the connection. Nice piano work

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At 2:45pm on December 5, 2010, Phil Snow said…
Thanks fro the add request. My wife is a keyboardist and I know she's going to love your music too!
At 3:55pm on November 7, 2010, pete munday said…
Just had a listen to some of your song samples, very enjoyable sounds.
At 1:50am on October 24, 2010, Pasi Koivu ~ Psychedelic Eye said…
Hi Andrew,
congratulations for your achievements and great music!
I'm so happy we still have "real" keyboardists, I can share your admiration for Keith and I love your style as well.
At 5:12pm on August 13, 2010, Melodic Revolution Records said…
You are more than welcome. I am glad to hear you are staying busy keep me posted on the release and I will make sure to post it and help any way I can.
much love and respect
nick
At 11:13pm on July 28, 2010, Melodic Revolution Records said…
Hello Andrew
Stopping by to wish you a Happy Birthday my friend.
Cheers Nick
 
 
 

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