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Two years after the debut album "Kuker's" huge success, the creators of БALKANSKY Ivo Christov and Ivan Shopov present their new album "ORENDA". Official co-author of the project is the unique musician and "kaval player of the planet" Theodosii Spassov.
In some of the compositions join guest musicians like Yanka Rupkina (vocals), Haig Yazdzhiyan from Armenia (oud), Milen Kirov (piano) and Ivan Georgiev (kaba bagpipe).



released 22 October 2012

THEODOSII SPASSOV / kaval, trumpet & voice /www.theodosiispassov.com
IVAN SHOPOV / programming and mixing / www.ivanshopov.com
IVO CHRISTOV / arrangements and concept / www.ivochristov.com

with special guests :

HAIG YAZDJIAN - Oud and Vocal in N°4
YANKA RUPKINA - Vocal in N°10
IVAN GEORGIEV - Kaba Bagpipe in N°6
MILEN KIROV - Piano in N°10

Vinyl & CD mastering Shawn Hatfield from Audible Oddities Studio.
Recorded 2011 - 2012 at БALKANSKY studio.

Art direction and graphic design by Ivo Christov.

БALKANSKY photo session by Adriana Gerasimova & Dobrin Kashavelov @ addminimal creative studio.
Album cover design by Ivo Christov inspired from the video "Brat" by Addminimal Creative Studio www.addminimal.com
Visual concept & direction of the video : Adriana Gerasimova
Ciinematographer : Dobrin Kashavelov

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Like it in a way, dunno. Give it a listen.
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Loving this! Have spent a large amount of time in the Balkans and you wouldn't believe how massive trip-hop/dub and The Prodigy are. You can here that all over this. Nice album. Production's a bit too maximalist but it's a nice melange of eastern sounds and beats.

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