This album gathers a wide range of musicians and singers from across Russia, all the way from Karelian forests to the distant, rolling vistas of Siberia.
All of these tracks are new, yet they reflect the enduring, if not timeless influence of landscape and a related heritage upon various generations.
Field recordings alternate with studio experimentation, in order to show the lasting promise and potential of folk creativity for modern Russian artists.
released August 18, 2011
Special thanks to Sketis Music: sketis-music.com
. Works from many of the artists here can be found in the Sketis catalog: sketis-music.com/index/cats/112
And a word of gratitude, as ever, for Creasence Design (Prague/Riga): www.creasence.com
Each audio file contains information regarding the musicians' websites and/or labels. Information about their hometown and/or region is also provided.
The artists' own transliteration has been preserved.