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by Anthesteria

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ANTHESTERIA "EIS"
KF-XXX / ZHB-LXVI

01 Eidolon II
02 Alone
03 Peter Krasnov
04 I Killed
05 Untitled
06 To The Underground
07 Snowflakes
08 Everything Will Be As Winter Wishes
09 Exodus
10 In Gedanken An Russisches Drone
11 Falling Apart
12 First Winter Day
13 We Are So Inspired That We Glow

01. Eidolon II
Recorded in 2003. Taken from the multimedia photo album of the "Beyond Nimbostratus" СD (Der Angriff, 2004).

02. Alone
Recorded in 2010. Previously unreleased. Inspired by the Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows work "Alone". The poem "Alone" by Edgar Allan Poe translated to Russian by Roman Dubrovkin was recorded in 2016 by Sergey Vasilyev ("Insane Pierrot Cabaret").

03. Peter Krasnov
Recorded in 2008. Taken from the "Heilige Feuer 6" compilation CD (Der Angriff, 2009).

04. I Killed
Recorded in 2004. Taken from the "I Killed" mini-CD-R (self-released, 2004). The disc featured a bonus video of the same name.

05. Untitled
Recorded in 2005. Previously unreleased.

06. To The Underground
Recorded in 2006. The initial piano version of the eponymous track recorded for the Majdanek Waltz album "Hamlet’s Childhood" CD (kultFRONT / The Eastern Front, 2007).

07. Snowflakes
Recorded in 2004. Previously unreleased.

08. Everything Will Be As Winter Wishes
Recorded in 2006. Cover version of the eponymous composition of Majdanek Waltz. Taken from the "Cold" CD EP (kultFRONT, 2006).

09. Exodus
Recorded in 2006 before the author's trip to Pripyat. Dedicated to the anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. Was used in a documentary by the Pripyat.com project.

10. In Gedanken An Russisches Drone
Recorded in 2007 featuring Kaj? Taken from the "Muzyka Voln" compilation CD (Muzyka Voln, 2007).

11. Falling Apart
Recorded in 2006. Taken from "The Black Square" compilation CD (kultFRONT, 2006). The recording features Anna Akhmatova's poem "Seaside Sonnet" read by the author.

12. First Winter Day
Recorded in 2008. Taken from the "Heilige Feuer 6" compilation CD (Der Angriff, 2009). Dedicated to the memory of Eduard Chernyshov.

13. We Are So Inspired That We Glow
Recorded in 2009. Taken from the soundtrack compilation CD to the book of poems "Art of Caring the Dead" by Oleg 'cmart' Paschenko illustrated by Yanina Vishnevskaya (Dodozavr, 2009).


Пресс-релиз (декабрь 2016):

Anthesteria "Eis" – третья пластинка серии "Znaki", фиксирующей "параллельную жизнь" резидентов лейблов Zhelezobeton и культФРОНТ. Сборник сочинений Anthesteria включает в себя композиции, созданные в 2003-2010 годах. Часть из них издавалась на тематических сборниках, некоторые публиковались автором в сетевом дневнике, несколько треков издаются впервые. Все композиции сплетаются в единый смысловой поток, демонстрируя кардиограмму переживаний автора. Это контуры тех образов, которые окружали музыканта на протяжении семи лет активного творчества Anthesteria. Начиная с 2010 года, проект фактически "заморожен", если не считать композиции "Alone", для которой Сергей Васильев ("Кабаре Безумного Пьеро" / "Электрокабаре") в 2016 году прочитал стихотворение Эдгара Аллана По.

Anthesteria – это музыка Петербурга, сумеречного города на ветру и воде, где большую часть года необходимо знать, как согреться. Тема Зимы так или иначе угадывается в каждой записи, представленной на пластинке. Зима либо уже здесь, либо неизбежно наступает в будущем. Будь то открывающий альбом осенний трек "Eidolon II" или "Exodus", посвящённый чернобыльской трагедии. Эта часть Европы знает, что такое "ядерная зима"... Впрочем, Зима здесь – не только символ опустошения и смерти. Лучи зимнего солнца "First Winter Day" находят прямой путь к сетчатке глаз слушателя, который радуется смеху счастливых людей в "We Are So Inspired That We Glow" и чувствует свежесть ветра с Финского залива...

Художественное оформление издания выполнил медиа-философ Олег 'cmart' Пащенко (humanimalien.ru), специально для этого проекта переосмысливший классический логотип Anthesteria.


Press-release (December 2016):

Anthesteria "Eis" is the third CD in the “Znaki” series tracing the “parallel life” of Zhelezobeton and kultFRONT label residents. This collection of Anthesteria works includes compositions created in 2003-2010. Some of them were released on various compilations, others were published by the author in his web diary and some of the tracks are released for the first time. All compositions are woven into a single semantic stream showing the cardiogram of the author’s experiences. These are contours of images surrounding the musician during seven years of activity. Since 2010 the project has been de facto “frozen” except for work on the track "Alone" for which Sergey Vasilyev (“Insane Pierrot Cabaret” / “Electrocabaret”) read the poem by Edgar Allan Poe in 2016.

Anthesteria is music of St. Petersburg – the dusky city standing on water and wind where most of the year one has to know how to keep warm. The theme of Winter is heard in every composition of the album in one way or another. Winter is either already here or inevitably comes in the future. Whether it is the opening autumnal track "Eidolon II" or the track "Exodus" dedicated to the Chernobyl disaster. This part of Europe knows what “nuclear winter” is... However Winter here is not only a sign of desolation and death. Rays of the frozen sun in "First Winter Day" find a direct way to the eyes of the listener who is enjoying the laughter of happy people in "We Are So Inspired That We Glow" and feeling the fresh breeze from the Gulf of Finland...

The artwork is done by the famous visual artist and media philosopher Oleg 'cmart' Paschenko (humanimalien.ru) who has rethought the classical Anthesteria logo specially for this project.

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released December 29, 2016

Mastered by Sergey Bulychev (www.kshatriy.pro)
Photo by Darkiya

The CD is released in an edition of 345 copies.

First album in the series – Sal Solaris "Die Scherben 2004-2010"
kultfront.bandcamp.com/album/die-scherben-2004-2010

Second album in the series – DMT "Ultimatum"
kultfront.bandcamp.com/album/ultimatum

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