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11 июн. 2011 г.

FET Kizhi - 2005 - I survived it all... The cruel romance, pt.II

2009 - Всё я пережила... Жестокий романс, ч.2

The second part of album of urban romance compilation composed in the edge of XIX-XX centuries. The first one you can find here.


FET Kizhi - 2005 - The cruel romance, pt.I

ФЭТ музея Кижи - 2005 - Жестокий романс, ч.1

The next album of of folklore-ethnographic ensemble of museum 'Kizhi'. Here you can hear songs were born in the urbanic culture of XIX century. Some kind of it folk-band '7th water' presents, but their songs are from middle regions of Russia, and 'The cruel romance' presents urban romance from Russian North. On my mind it's closer to rustic culture. Here's not only ethnic acapella, sometimes sound some instruments.

FET Kizhi - 2004 - Songs of Russian North

ФЭТ музея Кижи - 2004 - Песни Русского Севера

The second record and the first full-lenght album of folklore-ethnographic ensemble of museum 'Kizhi'. Look for details here.

FET Kizhi - 2002 - Traditional music of Zaonezhie

ФЭТ музея Кижи - 2002 - Традиционная музыка Заонежья

Kizhi - is an island on Lake Onega in Republic of Karelia on the North-West region of Russia. 'Kizhi' - is a one of the interesting museums with open-air exhibition on the island. Folk-ethnographic theatre of museum 'Kizhi' - is a folklore ensemble presents ancient songs, dances, reconstruct clothes and ceremonies of old times. As usual it's authentic female choir singing of Russian North traditions. But it's better to hear once than to read about it 100 times.
'Zaonezhie' means land located behind the Lake Onega. It's historical name of the district of Karelia, located on Zaonezhski peninsula in the northern part of Onega, one of the distinctive places of Karelia and Russian North. The ancestors of contemporary northern folks lived here, today's Sami, Vepsians, Karels.
This is not the full-lenght album but audio-section in multi-media disc, virtual guide to the island and museum. If you would like to see it, I'll upload.

6 июн. 2011 г.

Wind To All - 2010 - Lullaby

Ветер Всем - 2010 - Колыбель

This new band continues traditions of new Russian folk-rock, ethno-fusion, world-music. But at the same time these guys and girl have some own sound, some personal vision. "Unusual sound of quite conventional musical instruments, decorated with female vocals" said one listener after the live concert. In fact, this is work with a folk song material stylized modern perception and musical preferences of group members. In two words - listen yourself and enjoy. Well, it's 4 words but I think it's ok))

I'm back))

About half of year I kept silence and haven't introduced good folk-music for you, I ask your pardon. Hope since now there won't be such long breaks. As soon as possible I'll upload many interesting things for you and restart my blog.


18 дек. 2010 г.

White Day - 1996 - Balalaika In Rock

Белый День - 1996 - Балалайка In Rock

"White day" on Russian means day time from dawn till dusk. That title was taken by folk-musicians for their band, playing traditional folk-music with tradirtional instruments which are globally associated with Russian folklore - balalaikas, domra, russian accordion, rattles.
And what about this record? A bit of joke, a bit of fun :) I will not say anything about this album, titles of it and of compositions can say for itself. Download and have fun. Of course if you have a bit of sence of humour ;)

Hvarna – 2009 - Koła Viartańniaŭ

Meet the next world-project that combine folk songs and tunes to modern sound. Don't expect another "deep forest-like" sound here but feel ancient magic of ancient land...
"Hvarna" is a project of Belarusian musician Andrey Palaўchenі (leader of bands "Osimira", "Pragnavit") and musicians of St. Petersburg group "Obereg". The basis of the project - songs and tunes of Kryvia (Belarus), Finno-Ugric folks and the Russian North, fused with the improvisational style of playing and vocal techniques. Style of playing can be defined as the space between the ethno ambient and dark wave. But that wave is not as dark as storm clouds in the hour of the wolf, but quiet and thoughtful evening beforte bright silence night full of soft starlight and moon shining.

Singularity and uniqueness of the group is in connection the two sacred priestly instruments and traditions: Kryvian duda (pipe, flute) and Russian gusli (slavonic harp). Musicians try carefully and skillfully to combine these two "opposites" that gives a special force and solemnity to the music. Lyrics and ancient hexes musicians left untouched, allowing only to give them new musical interpretation, leaving the magical atmosphere of feeling of creation of their ancestors.

16 дек. 2010 г.

Seventh Water - Two first albums 1990-1992

Седьмая Вода - 1990 - Красота
Седьмая Вода - 1992 - Глиняная родина

Here're two first albums of post-folk-group "Seventh Water" - "Beauty" 1990 and "Clay Motherland" 1992. Theese records have never been released on CDs, only on cassettes. And the most interesting, that were released in USA but not in Russia. Some songs repeat, most of them are included into compilation "Selected". Song were re-recorded in 1995 for copmilation, but here they are in the first performance.


14 дек. 2010 г.

In'va - 2008 - White fibril

Иньва - 2008 - Бела ниточка

Etno-project "In'va" appeared in 2005. Name of the project comes from the name of the river flowing through the Perm Region. From the Komi-Perm to Russian this word has several translations: women's water, the female river, women's tears, or the divine river. In early June group released their first album. This CD, titled "White fibril" (or "White thread"), contains 15 songs from Regions of Perm, Petersburg, Bryansk, Novgorod, Smolensk, Pskov and Karelia, in the style of traditional Russian polyphony. Leader of group Irina Pyzh'yanova says: "We have identified a concept album and the whole project as an attempt to unite what has come from the depths of time and feelings and condition that speak in us. Living life here and now - in a modern space - we get experience of the past through the songs. You can call the album an attempt to connect the outlook of urban people and the traditional perception of the world. Hence the name "White fibril". This is a simple image, but it is very capacious. It is part of the traditional female world, because it is associated with needlework. However, for us the image of the thread is filled with deep symbolic meaning: it is a continuous relationship between time, past and present. Living link. On this thread a lot of memory nodes. We found only some of them..."