Shalash Band is a duo of keyboardist Dmitry Karavaev and drummer Maxim Smirnov, playing instrumental progressive rock.
Second album "Kabyokh"
Debut album "Shalash"
November 26, 2022
Album "Kabyokh" at Progarchieves.com
Album "Kabyokh" got 4 of 5 from Sebastian (Kempokid), one of the experts of ProgArchieves.com.
"Despite overall having enjoyed what Shalash band had put out with their 2018 self-titled album, with the way it fused elements of progressive electronic in with its more simplistic, melodic instrumental prog sound, I still did find it to be appealing more in the sense of it being an intriguing blueprint that could lead to greater results in the future if the potential had been fulfilled. Glad to say that even though this ends up going in a pretty different direction to what I expected, it nonetheless sounds like a really engaging evolution of what was done well with the band's debut, being able to bring a set of more varied, complex compositions to the table while still undoubtedly leaning into their more immediately ear-grabbing, melodic edge that gave the debut a lot of its flavour", - notices Sebastian in his review.
Here is the full review at Progarchieves.com.
November 1, 2022
Album "Kabyokh" at DisAgreement.net
Album "Kabyokh got positive review from Pascal Thiel, the chief editor of DisAgreement.net, e-zine from Luxembourg.
"My first impression of Kabyokh was a certain indecisiveness. Although it was still Shalash Band, it sounded like a whole band getting together. But no, it’s still Maxim Smirnov on drums and percussion, and Dmitry Karavaev on keyboards but this time also on wind controller, which is a midi-controlled wind instrument that lets the player choose all kinds of different sounds. So we get trumpet, trombone, saxophone…".
Here is the full review at DisAgreement.net.
October 23, 2022
Album "Kabyokh" released
Second album "Kabyokh" ("Кабёх") released. | More about music...
December 21, 2019
Shalash at Progarchieves.com
"The band is certainly on the right track, however, and I expect we'll be hearing more eyebrow-raising music from them in the future", - Peter Skov, musical expert, concludes in the review of album "Shalash". Here is the full review at Progarchieves.com.
November 30, 2019
Perception: exhibition of colour and sound, Moscow
Shalash Band took part in a very interesting event, organized by our friends from "Zapredel'e" festival: it was the concert and the exhibition at the same time. | More about concerts...
November 25, 2019
Russian Progressive Rock Festival "Babooinumfest 13", Vladimir and Moscow
Shalash Band took part in 2 concerts of the 13th series of "Babooinumfest" together with Russian progressive rock bands "OT&DO" (SPb) and "Квинтэссенция" (SPb). | More about concerts...
October 10, 2019
Single "S" released
Single "S" contains 2 tracks, created on the basis of original track "S" from debut album of "Shalash Band".
"S (Video Version)" is the soundtrack of video "Shalash Band | Space dreams", based on cartoon "Return" (1980). "S (Fantasy Mix)", created by Half Past Moon, is "fantasy mix" of track "S". | Listen to single "S" at Bandcamp | Watch video "Shalash Band | Space dreams" at YouTube | More about music...
October 10, 2019
Joint concert "Shalash Band" and "OT&DO", Saint-Petersburg
Great concert of prog and fusion with our friends "OT&DO" (Saint-Petersburg). We are grateful to all our listeners for the support! | More about concerts...
September 7, 2019
After-party of the Festival of miracles and art "Zapredelie", Moscow
We are grateful for invitation to this party: warm welcome and support inspired us to create video for track "S", based on "Soyuzmultfilm" cartoon "Return" ("Возвращение"). | Watch at YouTube | More about concerts...
August 10, 2019
Festival of miracles and art "Zapredelie", forest near Voskresensk town
Shalash Band took part in wonderful festival in the pure pine forest on the shore of a small lake in Moscow region. Thanks to the spectators for the great support! Thanks to the organizers and volunteers for atmosphere of freedom and happiness! | More about concerts...
July 11, 2019
Shalash at Progarchieves.com
"There is something really enjoyable about this album, which is uplifting, fun and a bloody good time all at once", - Kev Rowland, musical expert, author of "The Progressive Underground", writes in the review of album "Shalash". Here is the full review at Progarchieves.com.
July 3, 2019
Shalash at Progressor.net
"What separates this band from many other of a similar nature is that the material by and large are tight, energetic and joyful", - Olav Martin Bjørnsen from Progressor.net writes in the review of album "Shalash". Here is the full review at Progressor's FB page.
June 1, 2019
Track "S" from album "Shalash" inspired our musical colleague Roman Bannov to create a remix (or "fantasy on the theme"). So, creativity creates creativity. Listen with pleasure at Soundcloud.
May 1, 2019
Shalash at BackgroundMagazine.nl
"Happiness is the road, and so is this music. It is a really nice adventure. Every time the roller coaster is at it's end, you want to join the ride again, and again and again", - Michel Stolk from BackgroundMagazine.nl writes in the review of album "Shalash". Here is the full review at BackgroundMagazine.nl.
April 28, 2019
Russian Progressive Rock Festival "Babooinumfest 10", Yaroslavl and Vladimir
Shalash Band took part in 2 concerts of the 10th series of "Babooinumfest" together with Russian progressive rock bands "Квинтэссенция" (SPb), "OT&DO и Илья Демидов" (SPb), "XL-55" (Yaroslavl) and "ALGABAS" (Vladimir) | More about concerts...
April 17, 2019
Concert "Art-sreda in Model T", Moscow
Shalash Band shared the stage with Yuriy Matveyev (Two Siberians) and improvising trio of Konstantin Polyakov | More about concerts...
April 14, 2019
Psychedelic rock festival, Moscow
Shalash Band shared the stage with wonderful bands: Inna Pivars and the Histriones, Kostarev Group, The Legendary Flower Punk, IWKC, Temnee and Aton Five | More about concerts...
March 11, 2019
Shalash at ProgArchieves.com
Shalash Band received the page at ProgArchieves.com, the largest international internet resource dedicated to progressive rock. And there are several inspiring reviews there: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=10672.
March 10, 2019
Shalash at DPRP.net
"Be careful when listening to it whilst driving on the highway - it has "lead foot potential", - Thomas Otten from DPRP.net writes about the track "S.Z." from album "Shalash". Here is the full review at DPRP.net.
February 19, 2019
Shalash in Poland: "Small Encyclopedia of the Great Bands"
"Something interesting happens in this music all the time", - Artur Chachlowski, rock journalist and editor of MLWZ.pl writes in his review of album "Shalash". Here is the full review at MLWZ.pl (in Polish).
February 14, 2019
Space travel continues: next stop is Sea Of Tranquility
"This is a truly impressive debut album, perhaps the ‘best’ symphonic progressive rock I have heard from Russia thus far", - Jon Neudorf from SeaOfTranquility.org reviewed album "Shalash". Here is the full review at SeaOfTranquility.org.
February 05, 2019
Shalash's interplanetary travel: ProgPlanet.com
Album "Shalash" received positive review from Geoff Penn from ProgPlanet.com. Here is the full review at ProgPlanet.com.
January 31, 2019
Album "Shalash" received positive review at MusicInBelgium.net
Album "Shalash" got review from Philippe Thirionet from MusicInBelgium.net, e-zine from Brussels. Here is the full review at MusicInBelgium.net.
December 11, 2018
Album "Shalash" is travelling around Europe
Album "Shalash" is placed at Netherland progressive rock streaming site ProgStreaming.com in the section Progstreaming Access.
December 6, 2018
Album "Shalash" received positive review and 10/10 at DisAgreement.net
Album "Shalash" got 10 of 10 from Pascal Thiel, the chief editor of DisAgreement.net, e-zine from Luxembourg. "This is possibly the best album I have ever heard from Russia. Intelligent, progressive and fun!", - Pascal commented at Shalash Band's bandcamp page. Here is the full review at DisAgreement.net.
November 3, 2018
Russian Progressive Rock Festival "Babooinum 9", Saint-Petersburg
Anniversary two-days concert of "BabooinumFest": extraordinary place, stunning acoustics of an abandoned boiler house, warm support of the public! | More about concerts...
October 14, 2018
Russian Progressive Rock Festival "Babooinum 8.2", Vladimir
Second concert of the eighth series of "BabooinumFest": wonderful old city Vladimir, cozy club "Drugoi", very interested public! | More...
October 13, 2018
Russian Progressive Rock Festival "Babooinum 8.1", Moscow
First concert of the eighth series of "BabooinumFest": unforgetable club "CSBR" (Crab Stoned But Rocking), friendly public! | More about concerts...
September 27, 2018
Festival "Kulesh Jam", Moscow
Club festival "Kulesh Jam" organized by rock-journalist Peter Kulesh: one of the oldest Moscow clubs "Rhythm and Blues Cafe", warm welcome, sharing the scene with professionals of high level. | More about concerts...
July 27, 2018
Shalash Band ON AIR!
Music of Shalash Band was on air at RadioMinsk (FM and internet radio from Minsk, Belarus). Fragment of the radio show including 3 tracks is here.
July 21, 2018
Single "V.S." released
Single "V.S." contains 5 tracks: studio works "V.S. (single version)" and "K.I.T.", and live versions of "R.T.", "S.Z." and "V.S." recorded during the concert in Solnechnogorsk (March 31, 2018) | Listen to single "V.S." at Bandcamp | Video version of single "V.S." at YouTube | More about music...
May 30, 2018
Festival "Garkundel", Saint-Petersburg
Festival "Garkundel" organized by legendary showman of "Auctyon" band Oleg Garkusha: super club "Route 66" in Russian cultural capital Saint-Petersburg, wonderful sound and, of course, Oleg Garkusha - optimistic and cheerful | More about concerts...
May 20, 2018
Presentation of debut album, Moscow
Presentation of debut album "Shalash" in Musical Shop "House of Culture": one of the oldest CD/Vinil shops in Moscow, very competent public, Russian Samovar after the concert. | More about concerts...
March 31, 2018
Presentation of debut album, Solnechnogorsk
Presentation of debut album "Shalash" in the hometown Solnechnogorsk: home club "Podsolnukh" ("Sunflower"), super strong support of all best friends, tracks recording for single "V.S.". | More about concerts...
March 10, 2018
Album "Shalash" released
Debut album "Shalash" ("Шалаш") released. | More about music...
March 1, 2018
Single "W" released
First single "W" released. "W" is the musical composition inspired by the Woodstock Festival (1969). Listen to it and remember three days of peace and music. | More about music...
February 22, 2018
Video "54321" released
Video for track "54321" released. It is dedicated to international space exploration. Watch video at YouTube.
April 13, 2017
Solo Concert, Zelenograd
Solo concert in club "Cinematograph": playing for old firends in Zelenograd - the town of youth. | More about concerts...
January 28, 2017
Solo Concert, Solnechnogorsk, club "Podsolnukh"
First concert in the hometown Solnechnogorsk: presentation of the musical material, created since Shalash Band start in March of 2016, inspiring support of the public, friends and relatives! | More about concerts...