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The Mystery Of The Bulgarian Voices feat. Lisa Gerrard - Pora Sotunda Vinyl 7"

2017-12-08 Item #: PRO 229
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Over the course of its six decade plus existence, the choir known as The Mystery Of The Bulgarian Voices has left an indelible mark on popular musicians and culture. Though the choir became famous after the English independent record label 4AD reissued a pair of anthology albums in 1986 and 1988 with the title "Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares", their recordings date back as far as 1957. 4AD founder Ivo Watts-Russell had been introduced to the choir via a third or fourth generation cassette lent to him by Peter Murphy, singer from the band Bauhaus, who himself had been entranced by the music.
Simultaneously ancient and post-modern, the sound of The Mystery Of The Bulgarian Voices reminds us that the human voice is the most powerful, versatile instrument ever created. Unadorned and transcending both cultural and language barriers, the ensemble's performances provide one of the most unique and compelling experiences in music: not only did the choir win a Grammy for Best Traditional Recording in 1988 with its second 4AD release, but it had already been included on the gold record that was put on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977 in search of extra-terrestrial life as one of the remarkable cultural heritages of mankind. The choir has subsequently worked with or been sampled by artists as diverse as Kate Bush, VAST and Drake.
'Pora Sotunda' is the first release of new material by the choir written in over 20 years and features another outstanding singer, Lisa Gerrard of Dead Can Dance, rendering this single a unique joint recording of some of the most extraordinary vocalists of the present day. The single is released in a limited edition 7" vinyl format only, and is sure to become a sought after collector's item. It precedes the release of a forthcoming The Mystery Of The Bulgarian Voices album scheduled for early 2018.

Tracklist:
1. Pora Sotunda
2. Ganka

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Barcode
0884388722910
release date
2017-12-08
Label
Prophecy
Artist
The Mystery Of The Bulgarian Voices feat. Lisa Gerrard
Title
Pora Sotunda
Format
Vinyl 7"

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