LOST WORLD is the name of a Russian Progressive rock band, founded in the year 1990 by Andrii DIDORENKO (Guitar, bass & violin), Vassily SOLOVIEV (Flute & drums) and Alex AKIMOV (Keyboards & programming), who were music college students at that time. After a period of intensive gigging and recording between 1991 and 1994, the singer Alexei RYBAKOV joined the group. Seven albums were recorded in a five year-period, self-released in a very limited quantity as burned CDs. Let's also mention the participation in the Music For Brains concert series in winter-spring 1999. The first official studio album of LOST WORLD eventually saw the light of day on the Boheme Music label in 2003. Shortly before the release of "Trajectories", Alexei RYBAKOV decided it was time for a move. The band could be heard performing on the 2005 and 2006 editions of the InProg festival in Moscow. Their second album "Awakening Of The Elements" eventually sees the light of day at the end of this year 2006. And this is great news for the Musea label, that welcomes the Slavic band in its catalogue ! These twelve instrumental pieces reveal a very high musical level, worthy of the flattering reputation gained by the Russian classical musicians. And it's not by chance if the classical influences are so much present, sharing the front of the stage with the British School of Progressive rock, reminding the way of other fellow countrymen such as LITTLE TRAGEDIES or HORIZONT. Here's a very dynamic and lively music, with incredible violin parts, frantic but not heavy rhythms, and suggestive melodies. The ingredients that make this real masterpiece might recall KANSAS or UK here and there, without forgetting the Japanese musicians of KBB, but this is mostly for the pleasure of finding comparisons. This music is above all full of personality and enthusiasm. Here's a natural candidate to the Best Album of the Year award !