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Welcome along on another trip into the forgotten hinterlands of the Eurasian plateau. Sergey and Vladimir once again skillfully guide us through the dusty backwater trails of the Mongol steppe, along the winding mountain roads that slither through the steep valleys of the Central Asian mountain ranges past crumbling old villages where hardship and beauty go hand in hand. No manmade light disturbs the eternal slumber of the starry nightsky and every cave, every hill, seems under the influence of some forgotten deity or spirit being.
Sergey Gabbasov is a social anthropologist specialized in hunter-gathers of Central and East Africa. He has made many ethnographical expeditions in different parts of Africa, Asia and Europe, produced several films about indigenous peoples and studied their native music.
SiJ is an ambient music project founded on March 27th 2011 by self-taught artist Vladislav Sikach from Sevastopol. His sound incorporates a variety of themes expressed in the dark and light colors. SiJ uses great number of instruments such as various guitars, drums and synthetizers as well as handmade mechanical or electromachanical sound devices. Recently SiJ started to use field recordings made in various places from urban streets to abandoned military and industrial facilities.
SiJ - a project based March 27th 2011 by Vladislav Sikach. In sound which incorporated a variety of industrial themes
expressed in the darkest colors, mainly Dark Ambient. We should also note that almost all of the project accompanied by registration made by Alena Perepadya, which is fond of design and photography....more
I love this so much. The layers of sound are divine! The soft music with storms and a constant underlying metal brokenness. I fully understand this musical explanation of chronic pain be it physical or emotional. Moments of grace and light, intermingled yet short lived and cherished despite the ever present threat of torment. Beautifully spoken through music. sageraven71