Ukraine born violinist Ilya Netkach's love is music. More likely love
at second sight, because the decision to follow the call of music,
matured only after he had studied in other subjects. His first project
Page Not Found arrived in stores in 2015. During his period
in Qatar and Bahrain he composed new songs, which he has released
under the title I AM in October 2017.
Ilya performs violin, piano, and keyboards and is accompanied on his
new project by Alina Kharchenko on piano (tracks 1, 2 and 4). Not the
numerous attempts during the long period of creation of this album are
of interest, but the result. On Burned Bridges Ilya performs
the violin with burning fervor. Every chord contributes to the
emotional character of the piece, whose soul finds itself on string
and body with each vibrating tone. Alina Kharchenko leaves it at an
indication of the melody frame without interfering Ilya's inspired
Fiasco is usually the most unsuitable title for a piece of
music, unless you're talking about Stockhausen's 12-tone music. On the
other hand, the violin virtuoso himself is in search of the
overall-looking melody between structure and improvisation. Infamy
may be influenced by Alan Parson's Project in terms of the
configuration of the synth music, that serves as a base. The treat of
the violin frees from the anarchic character by following chromatic
On Wondering Ilya meets pianist Kharchenko again in an
intimate dialogue, before the piece opens to a wider profile. The
title Take No Prisoners! already indicates Ilya's impetus to
find the ultimate breakthrough to an overwhelming musical experience.
Maybe it's the electronic aspect of the violin, which let him stumble
and dizzy in a rapture of archaic complexity and jazz fusion.
Ilya Netkach stands without any ifs and buts to his instrument and his
music. I AM is that what makes him. Either one stands for his
music or not. An intermediate it does not allow.
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Title: I AM
Artist: Ilya Netkach
Genre: Fusion Jazz
1. Burned Bridges
5. Take No Prisoners!