SKMR - 084
Yat-Kha "The Ways Of Nomad" The best
Rock, throat singing, Tuva
Jevel box, 8 page booklet
Rocking nomad once again hit the road with the best hard growling songs from the heart of Asia.
listen: 02. Doshpuluurum, 09. Come Along, 13. Teve Khaya
SKMR – 085
"About Dobrynya" bylina
Ancient epic songs of the Olonets province
Bylina of Fofanov I.T. is performed by Scobelev O.A.
Dear listeners! You hold a disco with the record of “About Dobrynya” bylina, probably the first complete record of the bylina made in the 21st century. It is a reconstruction because bylinas were last recorded in traditional environment in the 1950s. Since that time performing of bylinas by native folk singers has completely stopped. This bylina was reconstructed on the basis of the old sound record of Ivan Terentievich Fofanov the famous narrator (1873-1943) who dictated the text of this bylina.
Bylina is a Russian ancient epic song. The plot of bylina is some heroic event or a remarkable episode from the Russian history. The term “bylina” was first used by I.P Saharov, folklorist (1807-1863) in the 1840s.
The first bylinas appeared probably before the Baptism of Russia (988) and they had features of very ancient pagan epic songs, which were later “Christianized”. According to the place of their origin bylinas are divided into Kiev and Novgorodian, and later All-Russian ones. The peculiar poetic language of bylinas and the way to perform them had developed for many centuries... read more
1. Dobrynya’s packing for hunting and his unsuccessful hunt at the blue sea.
Children`s folklore-ethnographic ensemble OKTAY "That we should build"
The Old Believers Christian tradition, Russia
Founded in 1990, the name of the children`s folklore-ethnographic ensemble "Oktay" comes from the Greek word “Octoechos”, meaning “Eight Voices” – just like the liturgical book of the Orthodox Church which comprises texts and musical notation in the “Kriuki” format.
From the very beginning the ensemble has conducted ethnographic work on the musical culture of the “Staro Vera” (Old Believers) living in remote areas high up in the mountain headwaters of the great Siberian Yenisei river – in the Maly (small) valley which is to be found in the republic of Tyva, part of the Russian Federation. Driven there many years ago by the authorities, these people kept their faith, their way of life and independence from the various officials, mainstream customs and culture – being, in fact, the only carriers of these living ancient traditions.
The Old Believers of Tuva are custodians of some unique illuminated manuscripts dating back to the eighteenth century, as well as verbal and musical culture, music traditions and a way of life that should be considered as the heritage of both Russian and Tuvan culture. These involve not least the “Stikhi” – in Russian meaning “The Verses” – spiritual poems...
listen: 1. That we should build ; 10. Verse of the Prince of Vladimir
SKMR - 067
World music, electronic, throat singing, Tuva
The story of creation of this album first of all is the story of true friendship, understanding and creative pursuit of harmony, despite of all difficulties. "Olchey" project was conceived once by an actor and musician George Beletsky, as a platform for creative experimentation and as an attempt to bring together European and Asian ethnic paradigm through direct dialogue of musicians of various nations. "Olchey" was not just another group performing Tuvan folklore. The main task of the team always was searching for new forms of intercultural communication and fresh points of contact for ancient traditional wisdom with overspeeding and modifying spirit of modern times...
listen: 2. Beezhin Kydat - Caravan Song (The Road to Beijing)
BARAKA "ARYAN MEMORY REMIX"
SKMR - 081
world music & chill out remix`s traditional songs and music of the Pamir Mountain
listen: 1. Flight of Duldul
3. A luminous stone
6. Tears of mountains
Bubamara Brass Band “Kashtanizma”
SKMR – 080
world music, balkan, brass bend, gypsy, East Europe
2. Vasja, Prelijte Rakijom! (A.Kashtanov) - 03:22
3. Pjesmu S Neba (music by A.Kashtanov, lyrics by A.Tokareva) - 04:13
Sattuma "Live in Moscow. Club DOM"
SKMR - 079
World music, Europe, Russian Nord, Finland
15. ÂÅÐÅÑÎÂÛÅ ÊÓÑÒÎ×ÊÈ (Heather bushes / Kanervikko)
+ BONUS (PHOTO ALBUM)
Űch sűmer "Ymai"
SKMR - 078
Traditional music of Khakassia and Altai
The album «Ymai» is a result of artistic cooperation of some young musicians from the Altai and Khakassia, assisted by famous khakass folk singer and hereditary shamaness Alisa Kyzlasova. Music on his cd is divided compositionally into two equal parts. The first part can be described as an attempt to find inner meaning of the beautiful, rich and ancient musical heritage of Khakass and Altai people made by younger generation of folk musicians, who trying to keep this tradition alive in modern times. Stylistically, this part can be attributed to the world music. The second part consists of some authors and folk songs performed by legendary khakass singer, actress and shamaness Alisa Kyzlasova, whose music inspired this young musicians to start working on this album and who guided them wisely in learning of the traditional performers art. On this disc you can hear the all wide range of khakass folk music – from epic heroic tales with special style of throat singing (khai) accompanied by playing on the khakass cittern (tchatkhan), to modern folk songs on lyrical and domestic themes, which sometimes can be seen strong influence of Russian traditional music. The songs about past and present of khakass and altai land, about love and veneration of nature, about ancient spirits and gods of turk people is played here on a traditional music instruments and bringing the life spirit and energy of one of the most beautyful and sacred places on Earth – Sayan Mountains.
1. Ymai (Ancient Turkic Goddess of motherhood, love and fertility) 4:24 ; 8. Akh taskhyllar (White summits) 2.24 ; 15. Kham saryny (Shaman`s song) 3.44
Stepanida Borisova "Impressio" («Nine songs in a Toyuk-style»)
SKMR – 077
Ethnic, World music, Asia, Nord Asia, Siberia, Yakutia (Saha), Throat singing
«Stepanida Borisova is an epic actress and ethnic singer; she`s a star of world music and always welcomed guest on different musical festivals all arownd the world (folk or). Stepanida is often sings solo, she also collaborates with some of the best ethnic percussionist and electronic musicians from around the world.Yakutsk in Saha Republic in collaboration with some of the best yakutian rock musicians. This album fuses ancient art of singing with modern rhythms of avant-garde, rock and jazz music in one creative act of trancendental ritual deeply fullfiled whith sacral meanining. «Impressio» album, wich subtitled «9 songs in a toyuk style» is a mix of yakutian folklore with art-rock background, it`s a voice of Stesha (Stepanida Borisova) reaching us from past ages nad from far future, kalysah-styled sax, improvisations on electric guitars, tricky rhythm of the drums. CD futured Alexandr Ilyin and Yuriy Vasilev from rock-band "Cholbon", Spiridonov brothers and Mihail Pereterov from ethno-jazz band "Ay-tal", guitarist from "Choron" and "-72" groups Genadiy Stepanov (RIP), guitarist Ěihail Dmitriev and drummer Stas Parfyonov – all of them played parts in this album composition. Many of album song arrangements is created on the run: one man suddenly added in composition the sound of accordion, another played there on a sax like if it was traditional wind insrument... and so it goes on. Where were some difficulties and pauses in creation process - the album has recorded and mixed for almost whole two years. And now all hard and plesant work is done and result lay before you. All of Stepanidas songs is sounds like an magic enchantmants. Here one of them - «Înce in Yakutsk », telling the story about the girl, who has a secret knowledge of thigs and who once dissapired from the face of the earth - maybe she gone to some place far-far away, or just merged with the music. In Stepanidas chants we can hear the echos of something, that vaguely remembered, premonition or forseen. Something that we can discover sometimes. Or maybe it remains mystery forever.»
listen: 1. Autumn kiss ; 2. When you come ; 5. One day in a town
SKMR – 076
World music, Europe, Russian Nord, Finland
KINOFILMI - is a new album of the band, forth in teir career. It consists of 12 original composition in neo-folk style.Petrozavodsk. The main difference from the previous album - is that, almost all compositions on it is written by the members of the band. 2 songs composed by Lada Demina (Kosa and Shawl or Ring), his first song for Sattuma offered Vladislav Demin (The guy from the tenements), others - by Arto Rinne. The apirience of the drums section makes the sound on this work more modern orientated and moving, but this innovation not dissonate with traditionaly warm and friendful spirit of Sattumas music.Petrozavodsk.
listen: 1.Laulajapoika (Singer boy/Ïåâåö) ; 3.Ikävässä (Longing/Òîñêà) ; 7.Pikajuna Petroskoi-Joensuu (Express train/ Ýêñïðåññ Petrozavodsk-Joensuu)