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Art Rock, Neo-Prog, Psychedelic Rock, New Prog, Progressive Jazz/Fusion
From.uz began in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 2004. Known originally as The Fromuz, the name was shortened to simply Fromuz after being signed by 10T Records. The band began as the brainchild of Andrew Mara-Novik & Vitaly Popeloff (bass & guitar, respectively) They were joined by veterans Albert Khalmurzaev (keyboards) and Vladimir Badirov (percussion). The quartet debuted with a concert DVD/CD combo, entitled "Audio Diplomacy" in 2007 (filmed in 2005 at the State Youth Theater of Tashkent).
Shortly after its release, Fromuz played opening night at the Baja Prog Festival in Baja California, Mexico to rave reviews.
2008 saw the release of "Overlook" which clocks in just under 80 minutes with just 5 tracks. Toward the end of the year, a lineup change occurred, with new members Sur'at Kasimov (bass) and Ali Izmailov (percussion) replacing Mara-Novik & Badirov. A fifth member, Igor Elizov (piano, keyboards), was also added.
The result of the new lineup was two filmed concert events and a new studio album scheduled for January release, entitled "Seventh Story." The concert videos are planned for release following.
Latest release - Iside Seventh Story DVD
Now FROM.UZ members are:
Vitaly Popeloff, guitars, fretless synth guitar, voice
Albert Khalmurzaev -bass, keyboards, acoustic guitar, vibraphone, sampling
Igor Elizov - keyboards, samples, grand piano, voice
Influences or Favorite Bands
King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa, Liquid Tension Experiment...