This album moves me to the point of tears. It's just so beautiful. This is above A-grade psybient music, it's just truly exceptional. I salivate at the thought of future ALBA releases. Nothing but appreciation and admiration for this release.
Favorite track: Askodakora.
ALBA – music project from Russia, composed by Albert Sultanov, Anastasia Zelenina, Nadezhda Prokopenko, Mariya Kamysheva.
Alba combines vocals, diversity of live instruments and electronic sound in a nature-psychedelic context.
This fusion makes music very multifarious: from meditative ancient mantras to psychedelic circus with constantly changing mood.
Rich tunes includes lots of traditional and modern instruments, such as sitar, hang drum, ﬂute, guitar, saxophone, daf, krezh, accordion, didgeridoo…
Alba means the Inner Sunrise, that brings the light of peace and harmony to dissolve the darkness of ignorance.
Their styles is a mix of psybient, downtempo, chill-out, etnic, world music.
Message from the band:
« Sacramentarium » We are what we love.
Faithful love transforms and creates the world.
This is how we’ve created a set of sacred songs-worlds, called Sacramentarium.
It’s “sacred” only because it’s beloved.
This set is the fruit of our creative process.
Although it consists of a limited number of songs, at the same time our work isn’t finished, and life goes on.
Sacramentarium is an endless flow of a multidimensional being.
We invite you to listen, to become a participant and we also invite ourselves.
We pass on to your heart a magic key so you can open this flow, and we’ll open ourselves to you.
The key is an amazing symbol, as there always must be a door to it, or is it vice versa?
The same is about a hint - it doesn’t exist on its own.
Hint - is the key, but not to something outside you, not to some door.
It’s always the key to yourself.
As if you’ve understood, seen, heard, then you are ready.
Even more - you already are.
Oh, we almost forgot.
All the songs are healing.
We were healed, while creating them.
And there wasn’t any other purpose.
It works for us and we hope it does for you too.
Let’s take the hint.
Petr Ivshin / drums
Daria Lapteva / domra
Andrey Ruznyaev / bass
Taisiya Kislyakova / cello
Ilya Utrobin / double bass
Denis Petukhov (Python) / bass
Nikolay Olshansky / double bass
Timur Nekrasov / saxophone, flute
Dmitry Fedorov / button accordion
Alexander Karnavalov / didgeridoo, voice
Arthur Akhmedeev / hang drum, percussion
Atem Solodyannikov and Natalia Gurova / support and participation
Recorded @ Mix Factory Records
Mixing by Albert Sultanov @ Nada Bhavana Rec, RUS
Mastering by John Davis @ Metropolis Mastering, UK
Cover by Louie Izzo & Maryam Smirnova
Artwork illustration by Oksana Gogoleva
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Finally I can grab some Shpongle on wax! And what wax!! Amazing tunes, tracks like these lets me know that the younger generations are still using their imaginations in incredible ways. So thank you for such musical wonder!! kaosskid
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This album is a bit more subtle than the others. At the time of its release i didn't really pay attention to it. But i came back with new eyes and ears and it blew my mind. It's actually up there with "Are you shpongled". Fabulous production! usling