Musical analogues: Ennio Morricone, Vladimir Dashkevich
Album genres: cinema music, contemporary instrumental music, world music
Music is written by Mikhail Smirnov
Sound Engineers: Vladimir Vorontsov, Gennady Papin (4) and Sergey Bolshakov (12)
Mastering: Sergey Bolshakov
Photography and Design: Valery Bliznyuk
Executive Producer: Nikolay “Big Nick” Bogaychuk
Recorded in 1997-2012/ Released in 2013
Catalogue number: AB-CD-06-2013-054
Languages of the booklet : Russian, English
Publishing House: OOO “ArtBeat, 127051, Moscow Trubnaya st, 32 building 4
Sales Department: +7 (495) 625-33-88
An album written by a famous Moscow composer and multi-instrumentalist. Music that was composed by him for cinema and TV but, as it turned out, is beautiful by itself.
Album reviewAll the compositions presented here were a part of music written for different movies and TV series. I have gathered them into a full-fledged conceptual album because, to my mind, this music wants to be “off shot”. With time, some themes got independence and I’ve decided to...
...give them a new life by freeing them up from the cinema limitations. That is why I have deliberately not specified here the original titles of the compositions but have given them new names which are more in line with the images they carry.
From the album booklet (Mikhail Smirnov about his new album)
”I’d like the album will not be purchased only by the fans of the certain popular TV series < I have written the soundtrack for > but by those people who are interested in my music by itself … These tracks have completed their role for cinema, and now they have another role, now they are other creations in another genre”
From Mikhail Smirnov’s interview to “ArtBeat“