Very limited re-stock of one of our favourite releases of recent years, Svitlana Nianio's Lisova Kolekciya LP on Skire, packaged in full-colour digital 3mm spined sleeve. Only 37 copies of this version made.
This is what we said about the original 2017 edition:
Mysterious art-song and astrally-attuned electronics on this quietly stunning LP, originally circulated as a private cassette edition in 1996, and now available on vinyl for the first time courtesy of Tom James Scott’s Skire. The obvious comparison is Ksiezyc: like those celebrated Poles, the Ukrainian Nianio draws on aspects of traditional Slavic music and modern composition, resulting in a music that feels uniquely mystical and out-of-time (the label likens this album to Terry Riley’s Shri Camel, “in its otherworldly reinterpretation of the ancient through modern means.")
Lisova Kolekciya was recorded at home in Kiev, with Olexander Yurchenko and Konstantin Nazarenko, using Casio CTK-200 and MT-200 synths, Nianio's voice, and, seer/adept that she is, acres of space. These haunting, minimalist compositions are less formally indebted to established folk idioms than her earlier work, and instead offer a magic-realist redefinition of what "folk" might be. Remastered by Sean McCann.