In a last minute scheduling change, FROM.UZ was moved from the outdoor venue, slated for late in the week, to opening night in the indoor State Theater. They played second in the program, following the host band, Cast. Despite having not fully recovered from jet lag from the long trip from overseas, Fromuz played a dramatic set which won rave reviews from those in attendance. The band’s sophomore release, “Overlook,” was released in September 2008.
All four of the original members returned for this release, their first studio album, following their live DVD/CD debut. “Overlook” consists of 5 tracks, and clocks in at just under 70 minutes. Like their first release, “Overlook” is entirely instrumental. In 2008, original members Andrew Mara-Novik & Vladimir Badirov left the band and were replaced by Sur’at Kasimov (bass) and Ali Izmailov (drums).
An additional keyboardist, Igor Elizov became the 5th member. The new FROM.UZ wasted no time in preparing and performing new compositions by Vitaly Popeloff in two performances in Tashkent, September 2008. These songs have now also been recorded in the studio and will be the band’s third release, “Seventh Story.” In July 2009 Surat Kasimov left the band and Albert Khalmurzaev started playing bass. And finally in September 2010 Ali izmailov quits.
In 2011 band released their fourth album named Quartus Artifactus. So, today the band is: Vitaly Popeloff - acoustic & electric guitar, fretless synth guitar Albert Khalmurzaev - keyboards, sampling, acoustic guitar & vibraphone Igor Elizov - grand piano & keyboards You can learn more about the band at: http://www.fromuzband.com or http://10trecords.com Official Website www.fromuzband.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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