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No Trespassing

by Andrew Roussak

Very melodic prog rock with the elements of classical music. With this recording, Andrew Roussak won the German Pop & Rock Award 2006 as the best keyboard-player.
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1. No Trespassing
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2. Prelude
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3. Lost In The Woods
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4. Wartime Chronicles
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5. Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring
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6. Rhythm Of The Universe
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7. All Good Things
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8. Do Without Me
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9. Vivace Furioso
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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THANK YOU FOR VISITING!

This album was published in June, 2008 by MALS - a progressive rock label from Russia. It is a top quality product - an audio CD, 8-page colour booklet ,transparent tray. Have fun listening, all the best!

Sincerely, Andrew Roussak


No Trespassing is the debut solo album of Andrew Roussak ( keyboards of the DORIAN OPERA ). The recordings for it ( featuring guest musicians ) were taken during 2006 at the various studios in Germany, France and Russia. The tracks were mixed at the home studio of Andrew in Karlsruhe and , in March 2007, the CD was mastered at the Mastermix Studio, Munich, Germany. All compositions written by Andrew Roussak except two : Prelude ( Praeludium # 2 C-moll from WTC Vol. 1 – J.S. Bach ) and Jesu, Joy Of Man ' s Desiring ( chorale from Cantata No. 147 '' Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben '' - J.S.Bach ).

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 .

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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In German:

Mit "No Trespassing" präsentiert Andrew Roussak eine orchestral-getränkte CD,die in ihrem Facetten-Reichtum mit dem 60er und 70er Classic-Rock kokettiert, plötzlich sich aber wieder jazzig-bluesig gibt...Seine Preise sind redlich verdient.Höchste Anerkennung!!

MUSIKER MAGAZIN 1 - 2007

...In zehn Werken präsentiert Ihnen Andre Roussak mit seinen genialen Mitstreitern einen Querschnitt aus den wichtigsten Epochen der Klassik, Romantik, dem Jazz, der Rockmusik und der Popmusik – natürlich in seinem unverwechselbaren Stil... Hier finden Sie keine Sounds, die des Effektes willen inszeniert werden. Mit jedem Keyboardklang wird Musik gemacht. Durchdachte Arrangements, die ans Herz gehen, übersprudelnde Ideen...

Internet-Portal www.bandsinkarlsruhe.de

...Auf den zehn Stücken präsentiert uns Andrew mit Unterstützung von weiteren sechs Gastmusikern die ganze Bandbreite seines Könnens, daher ist es auch etwas schwierig seine Musik in eine bestimmte Kategorie zu schieben. Neben NeoProg- und Melodic-Rock finden sich auch klassische Passagen und sogar Jazz und Swing auf dem Album...

www.musikzirkusmagazine.de

...Andrew Roussak ist ein hervorragender Keyboarder, der die instrumentalen Parts seiner Songs am eindrucksvollsten bestimmt...

www.progressive-newsletter.de


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RadioIndy

RadioIndy.com (Xavier P.)
“No Trespassing” by Andrew Roussak is a very pleasing progressive rock compilation. Superb instrumentation is one of the most noteworthy aspects of this CD. The instrumental and vocal performances are filled with fever, passion and emotion. “Lost In the Woods” flaunts a razor sharp rock edge and demonstrates Andrew's robust vocals. “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” stands out among the more solemn tracks on this CD, serving up some great piano, organ, flute and string arrangements. Intriguingly, many of these songs are multi-faceted in nature, constantly morphing into varying emotional expressions. Furthermore, the production of “No Trespassing” utilizes small elements and sounds that really give these compositions a life of their own.

Rory Ridley-Duff

It is the quality of the musical ideas and composition that commend this album t
The first is No Trespassing, by Andrew Roussak. This is a fine addition to the art-rock genre. Sometimes it is classed 'progressive rock', but this does a disservice to the variety of musical styles found on the album. One highlight is the keyboard playing. Andrew's MySpace site states that he has acted as a session-musician. Certainly, this is in strong evidence. From rock versions of Bach to Jazz improvisations, the keyboard playing reaches quality levels that are extremely rare. For me, however, it is the quality of the musical ideas and composition that commend this album the most. Andrew's own writing - to me - comes across as stronger, musicially, than the cover versions of classical pieces. For me, tracks 1, 3, 4, 6 and 8 all stand out for their strong musical themes and musicianship. I particularly like track 6, for the Jethro Tull-like quality to the composition and arrangement.

Christine

A MUST FOR YOUR COLLECTION!!
This cd only makes me hunger for more from Mr. Roussak!! An amazing & very gifted musician!