KREIVISKAI reveal debut album details

KREVISKAI - Zemnis Supnai

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
02. Горушка
03. Меж совой и жаворонком
04. Malduns be mergas
05. Троица
06. Три вяночки
07. У Гром-камня
08. Кривия
09. Марш Кривды
10. Кабак “Ухват”
11. Зарождение
12. Вдоль по морю
13. Святвячор

Kreiviskai official page
Kreiviskai @ SoundCloud


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