While the sound of this album definitely designs, defines and transmits perfectly the atmosphere of an extenuating, lugubrious and permanently obscure existence – but with a formidable degree of splendidly poetic beauty –, the sober and elusive style of Fedotov is abundantly marvelous and cohesively captivating. With wonderful, unique, sentimental and amazingly seductive guitar lines, Ghost Kingdom gradually reveals itself as an elegant, pure, authorial and pristine work of art, that evidently has established a moderately elevated musical standard for its imperative, but ostensibly diluted creative virtues, that gets better and better as the album evolves.
With a wonderful style of his own, Fedotov exhibits a masterful domain of the guitar, displaying an impressive, iridescent and surreal degree of pulsating knowledge, effervescent competence and audacious precision, that highlights his exceptionally wonderful and brilliant compositional skills. While very tangentially the album – at least in certain passages –, does fall sometimes in the more conventional grounds of progressive rock, in a general evaluation, the latent beauty and the marvelous grandiosity the artist reveals abundantly in Ghost Kingdom unveils a splendorous state of the art work, full of peculiarly pungent, original and innovative virtues, that definitely consecrates Fedotov in a special, more contemplative and genuine category of musicians.
With a relevant magnitude of symmetry and overwhelming grace, definitely Ghost Kingdom can be considered an exceptional and astoundingly magnificent work. Despite minor passages that sounds invariably generic, this album showcases a profoundly skilled and cohesive artist, whose sensational contributions has everything necessary to improve the genre, in the best way possible.