«Shum-Shir” is second part of “Abyssinian Tales” (the first -”Lique Mekwas” was released as CD on R.A.I.G. In 2016). The style of music is instrumental psychedelic/krautrock with ethno influences.
Shum-Shir is their first release on Tonzonen Records, and is set to be released on November 17th. The album can be pre-ordered HERE
“Shum-shir» is an ancient Ethiopian ceremony. Every 10 years the tribal elders and shamans chose a new Nəgusä (King) for the entire tribe. They kindled fires of eucalyptus leaves and twigs. They added secret drugs and inhaled the smoke from fires, bursting into endless dance for all night.. The cleansing flame towering above the ancient trees and spirits of the tribes – Isidore, Gully and Gaya descended from heaven. They indicated who would become the new Nəgusä in the morning .At dawn, this man would indue himself in white robes with the sound of the heavenly Hapi drum. And the tribe began a new life …..
(The chronicler Tekle – Ēzānā, 1687)
2. Isidore’s Dance
3. Gaya’s Dance
4. Gulli`s Dance
Ivan Fedotov – drums, percussion, drum machine programming
Arkady Fedotov – bass, synths, flute
Alexander Kuzovlev – guitars
Alexey Klabukov – keys, synths
Vitaly Borodin – violin
Alexander Timakov – percussion
Rasul Shugaipov – voice
Vespero was formed in 2003 in Astrakhan, South Russia. The band has released seven studio albums and some live recordings. Their music was released in Russia (R.A.I.G.), the UK (Fruits de Mer Records), Germany (Krauted Mind Records), Portugal (Golden Pavilion Records), Sweden (Transubstans Records).
“Vespero have been quickly developing into one of the most exciting instrumental bands on the contemporary Space Rock scene. Utilizing elements of Space Rock, Psychedelia, Krautrock, Progressive Rock and ethnic influences, Vespero morph, mutate and blend their various influences into music that varies from one album to the next, but is always uniquely Vespero.”
– Jerry Kranitz, Aural Innovations