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Shadowplay Release: MOON FAR AWAY 'Lado World / Anti - Lado World' ARTIST: MOON FAR AWAY
TITLE: LADO WORLD / ANTI - LADO WORLD
CATALOGUE#: SPR 020
FORMAT: 2xCD, jewel case
RUNNING TIME:
RELEASE DATE: 20.12.2005
STATUS: in stock
OFFICAIL SITE: http://dark.gothic.ru/mfa


TRACK LIST:

"Lado World"
01. TIMEFALL
02. PRAESAGIUM
03. ELEVSINIA
04. MARE FRIGIDUM
05. THE AUTUMN SONG OF SLOVISHA
06. SEPTEM NOMINA
07. SYRINX
08. EOS DANCE
09. AMUSEMENTS OF DEMIURG
10. DER TANZ DES TRUBSALENDES
11. HORROR VACUI (PAN THEME)
12. NOCH EINMAL

"Anti - Lado World: PEOPLE vs MOON FAR AWAY "
01. REQUIEM FOR FM - "Witchcraft By A Singing"(Toxic Light mix)
02. THEODOR BASTARD - "Praesagium"
03. CAPRICE - "Zhito Zhala"(occidental version)
04. DREAMS IN EXILE - "The Blueberry Song"
05. LYS "Na Zore" (Lullaby mix)
06. YAGODA GALO "The (Spring) Song Of Slovisha"
07. VISHUDHA KALI "Zvetiki"
08. CHIRLEISON "Hymn"
09. ID MOLOTOV "Volna Shumit"(pop-version)
10. ALEXEI BORISOV "Syrinx"(CRKL DEMIX)
11. MAJDANEK WALTZ "Amusements Of Demiurg" (lyrics by A.Shahalov)
12. DJ DIRTY feat. LASER INTERFEROMETER ORCHESTRA "Eos Dance" (L.I.G.O. vs MFA rmx)
13. NECRO STELLAR "Krug-Koltso"(free cover-version).
14. WOID "Praesagium"(Chill-out mix)
15. RITUAL FRONT "The Autumn Song Of Slovisha"
16. HEAVEN FALLS HARD "Ty Vzoidi Krasno Solnyshko"(US version)
17. HYBRYDS "Moon Far Away"

This album is re-release of the debut CD of the cult Archangelsk ritual darkwave \ neo-folk band MOON FAR AWAY. Without any doubt we could say that from this album the development of the Russian gothic culture have started. And this album have demonstrated west the main point of the Russian gothic. We could compare "Lado World" with corner stone on which Russian dark scene was built. In spite of the fact that the upper floors of this building look more modern in some way, the basis is always the basis - "Lado World" was the beginning of everything. The privilege of the classic is that fact that we always get back to it.

In this album very different and at first sight incompatible durations, cultures and folk characters are combined. But all this is combined in very deep fundamental way. "Lado World" is one of the brightest example of the ritual tendency in the modern music. It's the hymn to the eternal run of the nature and it's reflection in human existence.

This Shadowplay release is not just reprint. This release includes two disks. The first one is new version of the "Lado World" album that was released in 1996 on the famous Russian label Exotica Records (remastering of the 2005 year was maid by Emily A. Saaen). The second one is called "anti-Lado World" and presents 17 (!) exclusive remixes and caver-versions of the Moon Far Away songs, that have done by very famous west and Russian musicians of the dark scene working in very different stylistic from neo-folk to experimental and goth-electro. We could just add that the staff of the members of this project will amaze you!

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REVIEWS:


This Russian band welcomes us into its mysteries with a solemn start, for "Lado World" has a serious resonance despite its moments of melodic levity and even ecstasy. The percussion is an extraordinary tapestry made up of drums, bells and materials of all textures and weights, suggestive of ritual performed on sacred ground, or simply of leaves falling naturally upon an ancient site. Anea piques our curiosity with her secretive chant in "Praesagium," and the crisp arrangement of "Autumn Song" trails into the night forest of "Septem Nomina," seductive with low vocals and high flutes that organize into an ascendant pattern. "Eos Dance" and "Tanz des Trubsalendes" call and answer with echoing voices that keep pace with the circling winds and drums, inspiring delight and reverence.
Carolee. Gothic Beauty Magazine #24, 2007, (USA)


I guess when youre naturally familiar with a geographical vastness then you are best equipped to accurately portray remote feelings, the vagaries of any wilderness, with relevant emotional allegories tied in, and an overall aura of desolation, which Moon Far Away did so beautifully on Whitewaterland (Belovodie.) The wide-open Russian feel moves from barren to tightly flushed and while some call this neo-folk it is far too good for that, and simply gives traditional folk the full-on ambient and ethereal treatment, ensuring an artistic balance and harmony which highlights individuals depicting what they feel.

This is their first album, revisited, with an extra CD of their songs covered by other artists, and their historical qualities are also jostled by some strangely buoyant modern sounds, but mostly its the timeless feel which seems so magical.

Timefall seems tranquil, but with weariness etched in, on a mystical piece where a haunting wash becomes invaded by a harsher, rising air. Praesagium sees a cute flute roll over a bulging bass, with casually attractive vocals stepping nimbly with the steady march. Elevsinia is positively jaunty with softly paddled percussion and a fluffy flute, then Mare Frigidum is right and breezy, as brittle keyboards have fun.

The Autumn Song is chirpy too, the guitar weaving happily over crisp drums and harp-like sounds. Its so airy and light, its divine. Septem Nomina is weirder, with curlier pipes and chimes, but very catchy in its odd way, and after the minimal instrumental Syrinx, there is a droning piece of medieval drowsiness in Eos Dance that allows the male and female vocals to spar, hotly.

Amusements Of Demiurg feels like amsong awakening, with a pleasant tangle of not entirely uplifting sounds. Der Tanz Des Trubsalendes is their Gothiest song, slippery as a free-=flowing musical stream, and then the twinkling array of keys and chimes makes Horror Vacui (Pan Theme) perky, before the closing drama of a stern Nogh Einmal evokes subtly shiftying beauty, but its never actually serene which is what separates them from many Ethereal-related bands, because theyre not actively searching for anything pretty. It bleeds into the distance like a russet dusk.

The remixes/covers of the second disc are decent and plentiful.

Requiem For FM solid, grave dancey Witchcraft By A Singing, Theodor Bastards Praesagium hjas a more brooding feel, Caprices Zhito Zhala is sweetly delineated wispiness and Dreams In Exile do The Blueberry Song with chunky vocals like an addled Bill Pritchard. Lys loll and curdle during Na Zore with ullulkation and brusuque percussion. Yagoda Galo do The (Spring) Song Of Slovisha like a cast off from Local Hero, but Vishudha KaKalis Zvetiki crackles and distorts like a nursery crime. Chirleisons Hymn is gloriously aged initially but becomes enchanting like a smaller-budget Qntal.
ID Molotovs Volna Shumit really stands out as being totally mental doof attack gone crazy into which churchy female vocals wander, and it works! Talk about against the odds. The rhythm, even intensifies while she glows in the distance. Its quite the maddest mixture I have heard.

Lexei Borisovs Syrinx is a scratchy holistic ambient snapshot, and its only the white noise overload of Majdanek Waltzs Amusements Of Demiurg which made me flinch. DJ Dirty/Laser Interferometer Orchestras Eos Dance is good fun, where they whip up a background concoction, and slaughter it in the foreground with pulses like angry guitar turmoil and then it goes wonderfully punk, hammering away, then slip back into minxy nibbling over drums and pipes with a lilting vocal, then turning downwards into spluttering, charming elegance. Necro Stellar whirl Krug-Koltso around their heads in a frisky dance, Woid also do Praesagium, like a form of sonic torture. Ritual Fronts take on The Autumn Song Of Slovisha is altogether mustier, but still with a spry, positive beat. Heaven Falls Hard bring a restful sadness to Ty Vzoidi Krasno Solnyshko with passionately wavering female vocals, and then Hybryds send us off with a fittingly austere Moon Far Away which still booms and rustles like a disturbing dream.

And thats the whole point in many ways. Youre always half inside it, and half out. Its a whole new world, and I think youll enjoy exploring.
Mick Mercer

DISCOGRAPHY:


Albums:
"The Slovisha's Songs" self-released, 1995 (tape)
"Pra" self-released, 1996 (tape)
"Lado World" Exotica, 1997
"Sator" Brudenia, 2000; Shadowplay, 2006
"Witchcraft By A Singing" self-released CD-R single, 2002
"Prutena: Live at Fort Stein 04.05.2002" Fight Muzik, 2003 (live CD-R release)
"Belovodie" Prikosnovenie / Shadowplay Release, 2005
"Lado World / Anti - Lado World" Shadowplay Release, 2005
"Sator" (+ bonus video) Shadowplay Release, 2006
Compilation appearances:
V/A "Dark Ages III" track "A Scorpion Domain" Arborlon Music, 1998
V/A "Gothic Enigma II" track "Praesagium" Triton Records, 1999
V/A "Results, part III" track "To The Heaven Rhuanda" , 1999
V/A "Tell Tschaikowsky The News" track Man Is A Birdstower Exotica, 1999
V/A "Edge Of The Night: Russian gothic compilation" track "December of Times" Russian Gothic Project, 2000
V/A "Triton II" track "Architects Of Immortality" Triton, 2000
V/A "Results, part IV" track " " , 2001
V/A "Exotheque" track Praesagium Exotica, 2002
V/A "Bulldozer Compilation" track " " Fulldozer Mag/ AnTrop Records, 2002
Six Dead Bulgars "Arch Angelsk" hidden track "Fuero De Cuenca" Fight Muzik, 2002
V/A "Colours Of Black: Russian dark scene compilation" track "Witchcraft By A Singing" Shadowplay Release, 2004
V/A "Faery World II" track: "Zvetiki" Prikosnovenie, 2005
V/A "NASHE RADIO ARCHANGELSK Compilation, part I" track: "Sobiraetse Liubeznoy" Nashe Radio, 2005
V/A "ELEGY MAGAZINE Sampler Vol. 36" track: "Sobiraetse Liubeznoy" Elegy Mag, 2005
V/A "ROCK ORACLE MAGAZINE Sampler 3\2005" track: "Arise, You Red Sun" Rock Oracle Mag, 2005
V/A "Shadowside" track: "Zhito Zhala" Shadowplay Release, 2006
V/A "Colours of Black: Russian dark scene Compilation vol.2" track: "An Invisible Step of World History" Shadowplay Release, 2006
V/A "Hatyn: Tacet, Sed Loquitur" track: "Volna Shumit" (version) Stigmata, 2006



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