10T Records is proud to announce the release of the brand new full length CD release by FROM.UZ, entitled “Seventh Story” on February 15, 2010. This will be the Uzbekistan-based band’s 3rd official release on 10T Records.
FROM.UZ lit up the prog and fusion scene with their previous two releases, consistently garnering spots on critics’ top 10 lists and drawing comparisons to such stalwarts as Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report and Liquid Tension Experiment. Reenergized with a fresh new lineup of world-class musicians, FROM.UZ returns with a new selection of intensely melodic hard prog-rock fusion. On “Seventh Story”, FROM.UZ continues in the musical direction they have already established, while simultaneously stretching into adventurous new territory.
Vitaly Popeloff (guitars) and Albert Khalmurzaev (keyboards), the compositional core of the original band, remain on board to guide the musical direction. New are Igor Elizov (grand piano & keyboards), Ali Izmailov (percussion) and Sur'at Kasimov (bass). The music has become broader in its dimension through both new instrumentation (grand piano, xylophone & tubular bells), and the addition of vocals for the first time, supplied by Popeloff himself, with Elizov and Khalmurzaev singing backing vocals.
“FROM.UZ is a band with whom we are honored to be associated,” says label president Steve Carroll. “Anyone who enjoyed either of their previous releases will be thrilled by this new material. The core FROM.UZ sound is in full force, but with an epic sweep and melodicism that exceeds their previous efforts.”
“Seventh Story” is available for immediate shipping to distributors and pre-sales are now being taken. All pre-sales will ship prior to the official release date of February 9, 2010. After February 9, “Overlook” will be available at your favorite retail outlet for immediate purchase.