Stories of the Astral Lizard Vol. 2

After almost 6 years passed we start feeling the same vibrations like saying 'isn't it the right time to do such kind of jam again to see how much progress we made since then?' In February 2020 Evgeniy Tkachev finally made it to Moscow from distant Siberia with his good old djembe drum and we were lucky enough to record a lot of new material in 4 days. By the way it's worth mentioning that the song "Rusty Shuffle" was initially recorded for the album 'Stories of the Astral Lizard vol.2' but later was re-recorded with the full drum set and made it to the "Thunders of the Deep" album. All guitar parts, mandolin, effects and even some bass parts I recorded myself, more complicated bass parts were recorded by our incredible bassist Vladimir Kislyakov. The unique flute and clarinet player Maxim Dobromyslov participated as a guest as well. I'm curious what would you say discovering a clarinet sound in The Re-Stoned? Anyway it was a great feeling of magic in the studio. Of course, our new album transmits different feelings and vibrations comparing to the Part 1.

LP version released by Kozmik Artifactz
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Released May 20, 2022

Ilya Lipkin - electric & acoustic guitars, fx, bass, mandolina
Evgeniy Tkachev (aka Rasputin) - percussion, cymbals
Vladimir Kislyakov - bass
Alexander Dobromyslov - flute, clarinet

Recording at Rushus Studio 2020
Mixing by Ilya Lipkin, Mastering by Tobias Svensson & Janne Stark
Cover art by Alexander (Arzamas) Zhelonkin
Layout design by Ilya Lipkin, Photo by Anastasia Rodina (Rodinaatphoto)

Special thanks to Alexander (Arzamas) Zhelonkin, Alexander Dvoryankin, Andrey & Anna Goncharenko