SKMR 032 WHITE OWL "Pepper"
File under: Celtic, Nordic, Folk Core
"White Owl" is a Russian folk-core group, created in Moscow, who play music of different nations adapted in various styles. Since the tastes of the musicians don`t belong to the same genre their arrangements are mixtures of such traditions as Alternative, Indie, Hard Rock, Hardcore, Disco, Folk Tradition and even Renaissance. The ways some folk standards such as "Lord of the Dance" or "Cunla" are presented can be taken for a joke. And this is true - it was a joke at first but then the WO found that the idea was well enough for taking it seriously.
listen to tracks:
1. Just Chains
2. Lord Of The Dance
SKMR 031 KYZYL-MOSCOW II
File under: ethno, Tuva festival
Festival of the Tuva music in Moscow. Disc is representing musicians which
took part in Kyzyl-Moscow festival in 2005. Among them is an ensemble Salgal
(Generation) - a group which represents the younger generation of the
Tuvian musicians; solo playing & singing by Ayan-Ool Sam (soloist Olchey
group) and group Ene-Sai - the elders of Tuvian folk.
SKMR 030 DROBINSKA El concert
File under: ethno, world music, Balkan
This is a concert record of Drobinska group made in tours across France in
This disk is representing the folk material of Serbian, Bulgarian, Moldavian
origin, superbly played in a traditional style.
The disk is written down by a quartet of Oleg Drobinskiy who played by
traditional woodwings instruments along with over group members: drummer and
percussionist Mario, singer Inna Bondar and Dmitry Ignatov on a bass.
SKMR 029 GEN-DOS «SHIZO I. D.»
File under: folk-rock, Tuva
"GEN-DOS" project is a combination of different styles of throat singing,
ancient Tuvan shamans traditions with modern rock & electronic music
.Gennady Chamzyryn (group leader) is a real hereditary shaman, performs all
styles of the Tuvan throat singing ("sygyt", "khoomei" & "kargyraa").
This exclusive material for the first time after legendary group " Yat-Kha "
in which, the bass player of the project, by the way, played, represents
synthesis of the Tuvian folk music with rock and alternative electronic. An
album is a very bright and interesting. It is a lot of guitar, a bass,
keyboard sound on this album & sometimes it came to the trance-like grooves.
But Tuvan tradition here, nevertheless is playing a great part, just like
in art of many overs folk-oriented groups from Tuva. Though the producer of an album Alexander Medvedev is Russian, he lives and works in Kyzyl
(Tuva capital) & makes all he can to represent the modern sound of Tuvan music on the base of it`s deep rooted traditions.
We hope that behind album SHIZO I. D. Other works of musicians will follow also.
listen to tracks:
5. CHANGIZ– TEREK(4:32)
SKMR 028 OSIMIRA "Proshcha"
File under: folk-rock, Belorus
Osimira is a project of 7 belarussian musicians. The idea of the project is to restore primary authentic music, which is not only to be played but to live in.
This music unites songs of fairs and sacred rituals from one side and special sounds of our planet from the over side. Nature songs are different from place to place. Time does not exist for our inner world.
It remembers everything- forgotten sounds of great civilizations that have been gone.
Every cell of our body knows this eternal song, the song of nature.
You just should find it your memory. We have managed to hear this music, and we are to let YOU hear it…
listen to track 1 - "Durnitsy"
SKMR 027 ÑËÚÍ×ÅÂ ÁÐßÃ Dniproenergo
File under: Ukraine; world beat
Slunchev Bryag - is a young ethno-electronic project from Moscow. They new
album "Dniproenergo" build on folk melodies and songs from Ukraine & Balkan
in author`s modern arrangements. The traditional ethnic culture today more
and more often combined with club dancing music, and the album
"Dniproenergo" is the part of such global experience.
listen to tracks:
SKMR 026 VILY The steppe Daught
File under: folk-rock
VILY - the group executing folk-rock fusion, prompted and inspired by history and mythology of Great steppe in all riches of its images - from Sarmatian maidens-amazons, up to nomads Chingizhan and from varyag campaigns up to slavic Barrows.
listen to track 5 - "The Falcon"
SKMR 025 LESPROMHOZ GROOVE the first perfoolmance The evening in memory of Advancehard
File under: ethno-avangard; experimental fusion; world music
Archetype is the thing which was always peculiar to ethnical root music.
Experiment is the use of modern means of expression.
All together is the alternative ethno-electric experimental project LESPROMHOZ groove.
listen to track 1 - "GROOVE 1"
SKMR 024 APRICOT TREE , 2006
File under: ethno-world music-Armenian
The idea of appearing of this CD is to represent Armenian music performed in the way which is close to traditional or natural way of playing this ancient instrumental pieces and songs. The project was created in Moscow at the end of 2002, this CD is the first in it’s history.
Ancient tunes are performing here on duduk (traditional wind instrument), kemancha (4-string violin), percussion, also you can find two vocal pieces. The elements of classical and folk traditions of playing presented by well-known musicians, representatives of different schools of performing.
Apricot Tree is also the modernistic project, existing in our reality. Electronic sounds are taking here the same part as singing of birds, wind-blowing and other nature sounds, which could surround musicians of the past, for example in highlands.
The music of Apricot Tree is like a memory of a lost beauty, an attempt to catch the half-forgotten sounds through the screen of daily occurance and interference.
listen to track 01 - "Seashore Relpy"
SKMR 023 VOLGA / RE MIX ED , 2006
File under: ethno-electronica
“Volga” is a fanciful blend of postindustrial electronics and archaic percussion coupled to the boundless and finely nuanced voice of Angela Manukian chanting old ritual songs of Russia in her melodic interpretation. If the former has some approximate analogies to Western experimental music, then on the whole the project does not quite fit into traditional categories of electronica/world music, Russian or Slavic folk, or pagan music. Rather all these elements are interwoven in the group’s work into a new music phenomena.
listen to track 03 Theodor Bastard - "Mermaid"
SKMR 022 OLCHEY / BOYDUSKA YOREL , 2006
File under: ethno-electronica / Tuva Beat
This CD is a message that uses the contemporary elements of club culture to better communicate the feeling of the near-isolated people living in close contact with nature and preserving their centuries-old culture, to the audience accustomed to big city soundscape and urban civilization.
Pulses of many of Tuvan songs are surprisingly very much like house, and the voice of Ayan-Ool sometimes goes together with synthesizers as naturally as it would have with igil fiddle. This creates the unique feeling of Boyduska Yoreel, both contemporary and traditional.
listen to track 04 Doshpulurum / Songs of doshpulur …..