New material based on archaic steppe songs in acoustic, unusual setting.
The main idea of steppe singing is simplicity. The song is usually started and leaded by solo voice, which is later joined by another one or by the whole choir. Each voice has its own trail which it follows however it doesn't have to keep to it very closely. What's important it's got to create harmony with other voices. The singers usually improvise and from their creativity depends what the song will be like. Natural steppe acoustics is as important as one of the choir's member; it gives voices power and characteristic echo. This is a very special kind of folklore in which a human life is integral with Universe and the Universe is a part of human life. The ritual songs determine the never-ending ceremony, celebrated in order with the cosmic calendar. The older song is the stranger harmony sounds, the more ornaments it has. Hilka finds and then reproduces true jewels in the steppe folklore. So....... more