Mira Drevo - Islands [CD]
The second release of the St. Petersburg-based project Mira Drevo after their CD-album "Heavens of Lakes" (BioSonar^EleKtro / ZHB Distribution Division, 2012) is a live recording made on September 13th, 2012 at the Experimental Sound Gallery (ESG-21). The performance was improvised without any backing tracks except for a few pre-recorded samples and field recordings from the shores of the Ladoga lake. Other instruments used by the three band members included wind and percussion instruments, voice, guitar and effects. With this set-up they managed to create a very smooth and organic circumrotatory flow of northern natural images: brooks stream among mossy stones, sparks from dry pine logs fly around charming away forest spirits and other imps, the wind blows through mighty seids and the boundless sky opens our minds, dissolving us in unity with the majesty and beauty of Mother Nature.