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Mikhail Chekalin - Paradigm Transition MP3 FLAC
Mikhail Chekalin
Paradigm Transition
Abstract, Experimental, Ambient
Mir Records
MCD 1001
FLAC size:
2618 mb
MP3 size:
2588 mb
WMA size:
1957 mb


1Part 9 Epiloge7:11
2Part 10 Paradigm Transition7:05
3Part 66:02
4Part 48:51
5Part 12:31
6Part 34:28
7Part 82:37
8Part 21:50
9Part 72:30
10Part 11 P.S. For Bayan1:27
11Part 53:34


  • Composed By, Performer, Mixed ByMikhail Chekalin
  • EngineerIgor Zamaraev
  • ProducerArchie Patterson


Recorded in April 1996 in Oslo at Det Norske Teatret


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  • Isha
PARADIGM TRANSITION displays yet another facet of Chekalin's musical personality, a very different one. I don't know how much he may have listened to the music of Christian Vander, but in some s ways this album echoes him, albeit markedly different in compositional style.
Chekalin's music is more melodic and cerebral, synthesized, and ceremonial in a pagan sort of way. The instrumental arrangements accented by powerful percussive effects, and phonetic vocals in a made up language that creates at times a liturgical effect. This combination of music, pulse and voice results in an alchemical hybrid of jazz and neo-classic rooted in the tradition of Russia's great masters of music culture. The album is a powerful example of a modern "post symphony", and may well be the ultimate emotional listening experience when it comes to Chekalin's music. As such it stands as a stunning piece of musical counterpoint in relation to the other two works of the trilogy. A. Patterson /

Darren Bergstein: "Paradigm Transition, veering from avant-symphonic strategies one minute to arcane, mutant post-Baroque electro-classicism the next, vaults about like a schizoid Vangelis out of his mind on psychedelic Soviet contraband. <…> …, more spank than Frank. Chekalin remains a true original!" (Signal to Noise, Issue # 50/ June–July 2008, U.S.)