Musical analogues: Ozric Tentacles, Hidria Spacefolk, Va-Ta-Ga
Album genres: space rock, acid jazz, electroacoustics
Photography: Anastassia Leontyeva and Mikhail Plaksin
Recorded at the studio Pravda REC
Sound Engineer: Alexey Denisov
Executive Producer: Nikolay “Big Nick” Bogaychuk
Design: Alexander Medvedev
Recorded in 2013/ Released in 2013
Catalogue number: AB-CD-06-2013-053
Languages of the booklet: Russian, English
Publishing House: OOO “ArtBeat”, 127051, Moscow, Trubnaya st., 32, building 4
Sales Department: +7.903.2090450
A new release of a distinctive trio from Karelia. Bright and original contemporary music beyond traditional limits. The release contains two CDs: the reissued album “Asketics” (2011) and the new album “2012”.
Album review“Practically all pieces were composed in 2012 – in a sort of apocalyptic year when it was not clear what would happen to mankind… According to our inner feelings, the disc is also special as we end up a certain stage with this record.
We were not recording it hour in hour out with...
doing each part by track, and were not imposing one to another. This record is alive – everything is played as it is: probably, with a certain roughness but also with a maximum desire to express emotions during playing.
The disc music begins with a folk base, then the music space enlarges, jazz and trip-hop get in, and after that you would hear eclectic and collective compositions. Everything is topped with the “2012” composition which, to our opinion, is quite dramatic. After it, there is a “jam” with friends who we gathered in the studio intentionally so that after the gloomy piece there could sound something in majeure played spontaneously and to the best positive emotions, and could smooth the perspectiveless crap delivered to us by the Maya or whoever they were…”
The musicians about their new album “2012” (quotations from the booklet)
CD 1 – “Asketics”:
Record participants: Alexey Derevlev – guitars and gadgets; Sergey Shelyapin – electrine, contrabass; Arkady Sokolov – drums, keyboards, sampler
Invited guests: Mikhail Totsky – accordion (3); Alexander Kazarin – trumpet, flugelhorn (5,7); Mikhail Yeremeevsky – scratches (6,9)
CD 2 – “2012”
Record participants: Alexey Derevlev – guitars, background guitars; Sergey Shelyapin – electrine, contrabass (5); Arkady Sokolov – drums, kongas (7), synthesizer (2, 3, 6), hulusi (1)
Invited guets: Natalya Skvortsova – keyboards (1, 4, 5, 6, 7); Oleg Maryakhin – baritone saxophone (4, 7); Anton Zakharov – trumpet (5, 7); Ivan Zhuk (7); DJ MORKOVKA – scratch (3, 5)