Doc and Lena Selyanina
Noble, Sentimental and Ambient Waltzes
Musictrade release MT008
Released: March 21, 2006
24bit 44.1 kHz FLAC encoding - audiophile edition
Includes hi-res cover artwork.
Friends of dark meditative ambient are in for another treat with this co-creation from the Finnish ambient producer Doc and the Russian pianist Lena Selyanina. The album was inspired by the French composer Maurice Ravel's waltzes for the piano, and Lena's soulful, introspective piano playing takes a prominent role on the material. The soundworld and atmosphere is that of deep beatless ambient, mostly rather dark and alienated in nature - think of 'Bergmanian psychological ambient'.
There is a certain cinematic and dramatic feel already in the musical material itself, and this sense of drama is accented by subtle lines, sighs and sounds originating from some noble and ambient movies by Wim Wenders, Ingmar Bergman, Krzysztof Kieslowski and Andrei Tarkovsky.
Doc and Lena Selyanina links:
Doc and Lena Selyanina on Jamendo
Doc and Lena Selyanina on Last.fm
Doc and Lena Selyanina on MySpace
Other Doc and Lena Selyanina releases on Mininova:
Distant Transmissions (meditative space ambient, Musictrade MT002)
An Island of Joy (impressionistic ambient, Musictrade MT004)
Echoes from an Engulfed Catherdral (impressionistic ambient, Musictrade MT011)
Nangilima (fantasy ambient, Musictrade MT015)
Neptune (single, impressionistic space ambient, mp3 version)
Neptune (single, 24bit/88.2kHz FLAC audiophile version)
Bell Meditation (single, meditative ambient, mp3 version)
Bell Meditation (single, 24bit/88.2kHz FLAC audiophile version)