Metalsoundscapes.com: KREIVISKAI reveal debut album details[24/08/2014]
Источник: KREIVISKAI reveal debut album details
Russian neofolk ethno ambient band Kreiviskai will release its debut full length album “Zemmis Supnāi” via Casus Belli Musica until the end of August 2014. Kreiviskai ( Prussian “in Kryvyan”, “Kryvyan” ) was founded in Тверь (Tver’) in 2013. The aim of the band is the return of forgotten musical authenticity and mythology of Тверь (and wider – of Kryviya) by means of Тверь’s old instruments. The debut album “Zemmis Supnāi” includes traditional tunes of Тверь together with elements of ambient, dungeon synth, neofolk, martial, so the regional folklore finds a new reading in other, archeo-futuristic, way.
Track by track, the original arrangement of sacral ritual ethnic music gives way to the band’s own songs; the speech of nowadays echoes with local dialects and Baltic ancestors’ ancient language; the music canvas summons up, one by one, forgotten voices of old instruments of Тверь: solemn Kryvyan bagpipes, an inviting Kryvyan horn, a meditative gusli (the oldest Russian multi-string plucked instrument), an anxious hardy-gurdy, a glib gudok (a string instrument, played with a bow), magical vargans (guimbardes), ornate flutes.
The album is constructed as an annual calendar cycle – alternating ritual acts of different seasons close up, and start from the very beginning – showing a listener the life’s breath and the eternity’s majesty, while the ritual rhythms together with somnolent hissing noise of a gramophone record plunges a listener into a semi-trance state. “Zemmis Supnāi” will be released as digipak CD and is already available for pre-order in their label’s web-shop. Tracklist and cover artwork are already unveiled.
01. Сны земли
03. Меж совой и жаворонком
04. Malduns be mergas
06. Три вяночки
07. У Гром-камня
09. Марш Кривды
10. Кабак “Ухват”
12. Вдоль по морю
Kreiviskai official page
Kreiviskai @ SoundCloud