Alex Rostotsky – “A Swan is Swimming By”

 


Musical analogues:
 L. Subramaniam, Jan GarbarekDead Can Dance

Album genres: folk, neo-classic, world music, jazzy folk, experimental music

Written and arranged by Alex Rostotsky (in the compositions 1-4, 6-8 words from folk songs are used)

Record participants: Alex Rostotsky – vocals, synthesizers, vocoder, programming, bass; Yuri Parfenov – trumpet; Anna Sokolova – vocals; Pavel Chekmakovsky – guitar; Sergey Ostroumov – drums, string orchestra; Elena Romanova – vocals, mixed chamber choir (conductor – Vyacheslav Simonov), Keshab Kanti Choudkhuri – vocals, Sergey Golovnya – tenor saxophone; Evgeny Borets – grand piano, synthesizers, Anton Revnyuk – bass

Recorded in 2012 / Released in 2012

Catalogue number: AB-CD-10-2011-008

Barcode: 1977721673099

1 CD

Languages of the booklet: Russian, English

Publishing House: OOO “ArtBeat”, 127051, Moscow, Trubnaya st., 32, building 4

Sales Department: + 7.903.2090450
The album you are holding in your hands is one of the sides of Rostotsky’s music multiculturalism. The album includes music written by Alex and is based on the melodics of Russian song folklore and on the original texts of folk songs.


Album review

“One of the most important characteristics of Alex Rostotsky’s musical projects is their universality. Elements of different musical cultures – Africa, India, Middle East, jazz rock, electronics, academical classic, Russian folklore – can be naturally combined not only in one album but in one piece. This multiculturalism, polyethnicity is not a rare thing in world music (where it is the main principle of musical language) but it is a rare thing in jazz. And Rostotsky’s partners are mainly jazz musicians.

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