This album is dedicated to the searching mind.
The idea is learning to find your own source of magic, inside of you.
It is based on our ability to be human, first and foremost.
Themes from everyday life lead fans to the right conclusions about how to go about this.
SORCERY INSIDE is the fourth studio album from Intelligent Music and the third all-star line-up, creating a remarkable fusion through its author and producer’s musically erudite and unconventional style, combined with the full creative input of legendary musicians. The production features session aces Simon Phillips (drums and percussion), and the remarkable voices of Carl Sentance (Nazareth), Richard Grisman (River Hounds), John Payne (ex-Asia) and Joseph Williams (Toto), who bring their own flavor to all 12 equally outstanding pieces on the album.
Intelligent Music Project IV showcases the chemistry and the versatile style of all previous IMP projects (I-III): rich and layered, guitar-centric, melodic-progressive and AOR sound. The magic comes from the hands-on experience of top-notch experts who have teamed up with Milen Vrabevski MD, for quite some time already. They have gradually formed a brand worth listening to. Catchy tunes and dynamic riffs fuse flawlessly with the trademark vocals of Payne-Williams-Sentance-Grisman, while Phillips’ immaculate band leaves their mark on the record all the way through. Upon receiving another invitation and demo from Vrabevski, Simon Phillips formed an LA band to start recording (in the autumn of 2018) at Brotheryn Studio in California: Simon Phillips and Earnest Tibbs – rhythm section + Jesse Siebenberg (guitars, steel guitar, vocals) and Dave Palmer (keys). Immediately afterwards the main vocals were provided by Joe Williams, John Payne, Carl Sentance, and Richard Grisman (all: lead & backing vocals, adlibs).
At the same time in Sofia, an impressive band led by Ivo Stefanov (Milen’s right-hand man and musical co-producer of the album) did the rest. IMP IV features a symphonic orchestra with a horn section, conducted by Vlado Djambazov, and Sofia Gospel Choir, conducted by Geri Balevska, and soloist – Steven Archikor. Outstanding performances by Bisser Ivanov (guitars, mandolin), Bobby Kosatka and Lina Nikol (backing vocals, adlibs), and Ivo Zvezdomirov (bass) add an exotic splash of all-around expertise.
The band’s virtuosity blends impressively with the complexity of the musical arrangements, including unforgettable symphonic expansions. By matching classic rock’s energy with his lyrical patterns, rapt and diverse musical thematic development is the signature style that propels this next all-star project by Milen Vrabevski, author and producer of SORCERY INSIDE, Intelligent Music Project IV.