Sunchild’s
History

Sunchild  - symbol of innocence, its childlike, this lives inside all of us, whatever age we are as adults or elders it is always inside us.

Sunchild – project by Ukrainian composer, musician, multi-instrumentalist, producer Antony Kalugin, ukrainian representative of progressive and art-rock. (Karfagen – art-rock project by A. Kalugin).

Sunchild (compared to Karfagen) for the most part consists of vocals as part of the musical works – English songs in neo-progressive rock style.

The first Sunchild album «The Gnomon» released in 2008 - double album. It was a concept piece of work in neo-prog style, that can be compared with the best representatives of this style, such as: The Flower Kings, IQ, Pendragon, Marillion.

The first composition – Gnomon was the beginning and later became the name to album. The golden rhythm-section became as the Sunchild «trademark»: hurricane drummer Sergey Balalaev and functional, universal bass Kostya Ionenko.

And the cherry on top was the participation of several guitarists: Vlad Annekov, Aleksey Khorolskiy, Roman Filonenko, Roman Goloborda and Roman Gorielov – a romantic personage, whose acoustic guitar would appear in later Sunchild’s albums. With brass and strings section from the best prog-rock 70s  bands such, as Chicago and Frank Zappa.

Bayan and back-vocal of Sergey Kovalev (who also take a major role in Karfagen’s album «Aleatorica») brings an authentic flavour to the album.

The second album «The Invisible Line» released in 2009 with participation here of  guitarists: Bogdan Gembik, Aleksey Khorolskiy and Roman Gorielov.

The album is full of brass instruments, such as: trumpet, oboe, flute, bassoon. There is also bandura and authentic vocal of Olga Koganiuk (on the bonus-track).

«The Wrap» -  the third Sunchild album, was released in 2010. The title track composition The Wrap is the central peace of art and the plot line of the album. From this time Antony started to cooperate with guitarist Maksym Velychko — musician, who talented  in all styles – from flamenco to jazz-rock.

In 2011 released the fourth album «As Far As The Eye Can See».  The opening track «Stars of Cardiff Bay» - its almost a musical in itself. Here the vocalists show a wide range of harmonies with clever musical arrangements: Antony Kalugin, Sergey Kovalev, Victoria Osmachko and Olga Vodolazhskaya – whose vocal fans compare with the British singer Kate Bush.  On guitars – Andrey Kobylyanskiy and as a guest – Roberto Diaz, musician, guitarist from progressive-rock band Anima Mundi (Cuba).

«Isolation» - the fifth Sunchild’s release (2012). This album is more  minimalistic, reserved in arrangement. The main concept - is the problematic of people isolation even in “overcrowded spaces”. On vocals – Antony Kalugin, Evgeniy Linkov, Sergey Kovalev and Viktoria Osmachko. Also it features child’s vocal band Bon Virage from Kharkov.

 In 2015 the greatest hits CD «Gnomology» with the compositions from Sunchild’s Live 2012.

«Synesthesia» - released was also in 2015. This album with modern musical tones. On vocals – John Slipper, Antony Kalugin and as a guest – Canadian well-known singer Sylvain Aucler.

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