MOON FAR AWAY
“BELOVODIE” ("WHITEWATER LAND")
Label: Prikosnovenie Records, PrikO91
(worldwide outside Russia)
Format: digipack CD
Running time: 46'16
RELEASE DATE: 27.04.2005
P.S.: Also, "BELOVODIE" was released by Shadowplay Records for sales in the territory of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine & Baltic States only. Russian edition has a original cover-art and includes the bonus-track "Krug-Koltso".
01. Na Zore (At Dawn)
02. Sobiraetse Liubeznoy (The Beloved Is Fitting Out)
03. Zhito Zhala (Cropped Grain)
04. Iz-za Gor (From Behind The Mountains)
05. Volna Shumit (The Wave Makes A Sound)
06. Ekoy Vania (What Vania)
07. Zvetiki (Flowerets)
08. Smert (Death)
09. Ty Vzoidi Krasno Solnyshko (Arise, You Red Sun)
10. Ne Veli Vetry (Winds Did Not Blow)
MOON FAR AWAY is widely known in Russia for their beautiful neofolk and heavenly music. They draw their inspiration from the Northern Russia folklore with songs and traditional instruments (percussions, guitar, carillon...) arranged with electronics. They create a religious and solemn ambience. A great revelation!
Shadowplay Records press-release:
MOON FAR AWAY is the band whose debut album "Lado World" was with the single heart recognized as the first true gothic release in Russia. In 11 years of they existence this Arkhangelsk ritual darkwave \ neo-folk project became the cult one on a Russian dark scene and became very popular abroad. The tracks of the band were presented both in Russian and foreign compilations of the dark scene. The musical press gives excellent reviews on all MOON FAR AWAY creations. You can find picture of the band as the centerfold in German magazine Zillo. Japanese director Susei Nishi made a film that is devoted to the MOON FAR AWAY.
"Belovodie" is the first studio disk in last five years and the third full-frame studio album in the history of the band. Like previous releases of MOON FAR AWAY "Belovodie" has it's own concept. From the very beginning the band underlines in different ways the ritual component in it's creative work and it's closeness to ancient traditions. And at the same time journalists were asked by the question - why does the band ignore in it's creative work the Russian north tradition theme that is the subject of interest of the musicians? So that is the moment! The new album almost all consists of folk songs of the Arkhangelsk state in original arrangement of MOON FAR AWAY.
For the first time the release date in Russia coincides with the official release date abroad. The release in USA and Europe is realized by French label Prikosnovenie. On the territory of the ex-USSR states the new disk of the band is released by the label Shadowplay Release with the additional new track which is absent in foreign version. By the agreement with the band European and Russian versions have different sleeve-design that could be the reason for troubles for true collectors.
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