released January 1, 2018 | This album is a live recording of Steppe-Scape performing at the Spirit of Astana festival in Astana (Kazakhstan), June 23, 2017.
Steppe-Scape (Stars of Eurasia) is a project that synthesizes ancient music, vocal techniques and traditional instruments of Central Asian and Russian cultures with futuristic electronics and ambient avant-rock of the West, thus emerging as a truly Eurasian cultural phenomenon.
Steppe-Scape (Stars of Eurasia) is a unique collaboration between most interesting and widely known in the West artists from Central Asia and Siberia, such as Namgar (Namgar Project, Buryat Republic), Radik Tyulyush (Huun Huur Tu, Chalama, Republic of Tuva), Angela Manukyan (Volga, Moscow), and guitarist, composer, and electronica artist Markus Reuter (Crimson ProjeCKt, Stick Men, centrozoon, Namgar Project), one of the most talented European artists today.
The musicians of Steppe-Scape summon shamanic energies of their ancestors, opening infinite spaces of steppes, dense forests, and mountains reaching out to the sky. The music of Steppe-Scape is a ritual that enchants its listeners and transports them to the far-away ancient horizons where forces of Cosmos and spirits of Nature meet. Steppe-Scape (Stars of Eurasia) is a vibrant meeting of the millennia-old traditions of the Great Steppe with the cutting-edge music of tomorrow.
Namgar Lkhasaranova: vocals, yataga, khomus
Radik Tyulyush: vocals, throat-singing, igil
Angela Manukyan: vocals
Markus Reuter: Touch Guitars® U8, Soundscapes, Arrangements
Merlin Ettore: hybrid drums
Eugene Zolotarev: chanza, bass
Robert Yuldashev – kurai
Vlad Oboronko: Concept
Markus Reuter and Vlad Oboronko: Producers
Cover design – Anna Rozhdestvenskaya
Concert photo – Gleb Terletsky
Tuva photo – Wladislav Efimov
Our heartfelt thank you to the Spirit of Astana/Spirit of Tengri festival team and Zhan Kasteev personally – for professionalism, human warmth, and friendship
Thank you Katya Vlasova for providing a high quality stage sound
Thank you Victor Arestov and Anton Chebakov for a great job of mixing our music