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MYSTERY OF THE BULGARIAN VOICES FEAT. LISA GERRARD - Pora Sotunda

Format: 7inch
Label & Cat.Number: Prophecy Productions PRO 229 LP
Release Year: 2017
Note: the legendary "Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares" (a choir presenting traditional polyphonic Bulgarian chants, existing since 1957!) are back , the wonderful title track features LISA GERRARD from DEAD CAN DANCE; lim. ed. with two pieces coming from the forthcoming album "Boocheemish", great artwork / cover
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"Over the course of its six decades 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 Mystre 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. This 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."

Check the trailer>>>: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlONQcQNatE