The Grus : Nest + Ivan Tea（to be released on 4 March, 2016）
A melancholy Bristol sound which was born in a small village with a population of only 30.
This spring, a new artist, The Grus, will join the attractive artists who feature a dark and down-tempo sound such as Portishead, Massive Attack, Thom Yorke, and PJ Harvey!
A small village of just 30 people in Russia. The environment of social isolation created a unique existence of pure beauty and hidden aggression. The elements that compose their sound are old analog synthesizers, guitars made in Soviet, and home-made microphones, but the most distinctive element is the voice of vocalist Shura Zhuravleva. It's a miraculous meeting as if Fiona Apple was flirting with dark electronica.
This album contains tunes such as the psychedelic opener, ‘To Be A Child’, 'A Secret Place' a dark, aggressive electronic track, and title track 'The Great Nest’, with a dramatic gospel like melody. In addition, ‘Home’ has a solid technique of classical music. Each track suggests a never-ending talent within their secluded environment.
This Ricco Label edition includes not only their debut album 'Nest' but also the first single 'Ivan Tea' and the B-side track 'Autumn' as bonus tracks. This album will invite all music fans to the hidden nest.
You will also receive a remix EP for the album tracks and an exclusive post card illustrated by Shura Zhuravleva when you order the album from the Ricco Label webstore.
|1. To Be A Child||Shura Zhuravleva : Voice, Piano, Field Recordings|
|2. Welcome To The Night||Simon Gendor : Synths, Guitars, Bass, Programming|
|3. God Is In The Rain|
|4. A Secret Place||Guest Musicians|
|5. The Great Nest||Cody Carpenter : Keyboards|
|6. Take Me||Ville Aho : Monotrondes|
|7. Home||Antip Suratov : Guitar|
|8. Jupiter||Vladimir Sapunov : Trumpet|
|9. October Road||Grant Hiers : Synths|
|10. So Glad I'm Here||Ksenia Ermakova : Trombone, Flute|
|11. Ivan Tea (bonus track)||Nina The Crow : Percussion|
|12. Autumn (bonus track)||Blue Fog Magpies : Percussion|
|All tracks composed by The Grus|
|Recorded and Mixed by Simon Gendor, Mother Nature|
|Mastered by Simon Gendor, Mother Nature, Takahiro Kido|
|Artwork by Shura Zhuravleva|
|Art Direction and Design by Takahiro Kido|
|Produced by The Grus, Ricco Label|
|The Great Nest|
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|To Be A Child|