[Sample] Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble – Wintersongs

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Kitka come as an absolute surprise to my ears. A group of American women who do justice to the Eastern Orthodox choral music of Russia, Bulgaria, Romania and other locales, they treat the material with reverence and sing in a nearly angelic manner. One of the best choral collections I’ve heard in some time.

[Podcast] Soviet Jazz By U&1989.

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Soviet Jazz By U&1989. by Oto Radio on Mixcloud

OTO Radio from Russia have been providing some amazing listening recently. They’re worth following on your Mixcloud account.

No info on the artists (yet), but if I ever come across any, I’ll post it here and in the comments section.

[Video] Iraida Yusupova – Annunziatore Della Tempesta

A personal story about Iraida Yusupova.

Many years ago, I had run a record label (Falçata-Galia) which had a few releases. I was, and am, proud of every single one, though the label disintegrated thanks to many misunderstandings which the artists never had a part of. Iraida was one of the artists I desperately wanted to publish, and as it seems I’m drifting back into the trajectory of music again, it looks like a grand opportunity to work with one of my favorite modern composers.

This is a new work by her. Choral bliss.