The album consists of eight instrumental tracks, for of which are written by Elena Seagalova and four by Alexander Sinitsyn. All arrangements are made by the whole band. Thereby the album Hidden Ego represents SEAGALL in a new way, as a full-fledged artistic quartet.
The sound of the band has changed considerably being now hard and more dramatic, with more diverse stylistic approach. Retaining the previous groundwork, the band continue their experiments with various styles of music, which is fully reflected in the new album. Musically Hidden Ego is a combination of the traditional instrumental mainstream rock with elements of funk, fusion, progressive, and oriental melodies. However, the album remains a complete piece united by a common idea and musical drama, as well as by an unusual cover design made by an artist and photographer Eugenia Sharafetdinova.
Anyone who will buy a CD will also find a small surprise right in the box.
The bandТs lineup at the beginning of the recording:
Elena Seagalova Ц guitar
Alexander Sinitsyn Ц guitar
Anatoly Garbuzov Ц bass
Ilya Lipatov Ц drums, percussion.
Because Anatoly Garbuzov had left the band when the album was being recorded, all bass lines were recorded by a guest artist, Dmitry Maximov.
Keyboards and charango parts were recorded by a multi-instrumentalist Dmitry Shtatnov, who later joined SEAGALL as a new bassist.
The Hidden Ego album and all supporting concerts SEAGALL dedicate to the memory of their dear friend, exceptional human being and talented guitarist Sergey Bokarev, passed away in December 2012.