Exposé Online banner

Badirov Project — Greeting from Nostradamus
(Unicorn Digital UNCR-5013, 2004, CD)

by Sean McFee, Published 2006-05-01

Greeting from Nostradamus Cover art

Vladimir Badirov is a drummer/percussionist hailing from Uzbekistan. Greeting from Nostradamus comprises eleven tracks of ethnic jazz fusion with Badirov’s drums and keyboard programming assisted by several other musicians on standard rock instrumentation but also horns, strings (including the sato), woodwinds (including clarinet and nay), doudouk, oud, and so on. The tracks “Nomad in Time” and “Lay Back, Nasretdin!” also benefit from a vocalist Ravshan Namazov, who comes in somewhere between Peter Gabriel’s “Across the River” and American scat singing to interesting effect. Badirov generally lays down a highly percussive ethnic groove and allows the other musicians to play over this. The mood of a track can very a great deal depending on who else is playing, and what they are playing. Some material is more typical guitar-fusion, closer to a Western sound. The release is at its most interesting when it’s at its most exotic, which is quite often. Three bonus tracks featuring alternate takes help round out the release.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 33, 2004 releases

Related artist(s): Vladimir Badirov

Latest news

2018-11-02
Charles O'Meara (C.W. Vrtacek) RIP – A true musical original has left us. Charles O'Meara, who recorded under the name C.W. Vrtacek, was a wild-card musical talent, ranging from complex progressive rock to introspective modern compositions, with stops at many places inbetween. » Read more

2018-10-17
Eurock Documentary Seeks Funding – We've been fans and fellow travelers with Archie Patterson and his Eurock project on the journey to discover great music. After many years of promoting and trying to spread the word,a new phase is beginning: a documentary film. Things like this don't just happen, and money does not magically appear to make it happen, so it's up to the fans to get it done. » Read more

2018-09-29
Marty Balin RIP – One of the architects of the 60s psychedelic sound of San Francisco has died at the age of 76. Marty Balin was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was one of the founders of Jefferson Airplane. After the split of the original Airplane, Balin went on to form the highly successful Jefferson Starship. » Read more

2018-09-25
Help the Psychic Equalizer Avoid Extinction – Last year we reviewed the debut album by Psychic Equalizer, a musical project of Hugo Selles. He's now working on the ambitious follow-up to that release, and is seeking funding from listeners around the world. » Read more

2018-09-05
Krautrock Documentary Seeks Funding – The next installment of the Progressive Warriors documentary series will focus on the vast body of music that falls under the banner of "krautrock." As most of our readers will know, previous films have tackled RIO and the Canterbury scene, as well as what we might call "mainstream" prog rock. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Cyndee Lee Rule - UFOsmosis – Cyndee Lee Rule is a new force in the Space Rock arena. She has played with the Philly band Scattered Planets for several years and will appear on Systems Theory’s new CD later in 2006. UFOsmosis is...  (2006) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues