Vedan Kolod - The Wolf's Path (Digipak CD)

Vedan Kolod - The Wolf's Path (Digipak CD)

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Slavonic ethno-band Vedan Kolod (meaning Prophetic Tree) was formed in February 2005 in Siberia, Russia by Tatyana Naryshkina. The group perform neo-pagan folk and medieval folk music inspired by eastern Russian culture, landscapes and history. Vedan Kolod sing in the ancient Russian language and play a variety of traditional insutrments including Slavic bagpipes, flutes, war drums, Scythian horn, and sharkuncy - many reconstructed from scratch by their musical master Valerii Naryshkin.
Vedan Kolod conjure the most authentic and powerful Slavic shamanic music. This is pure Rus music devoid of all modern influence.

Vedan Kolod's third album "The Wolf's Path" includes songs written by Vedan Kolod and traditional music of Russia (from the Bryansk, Arkhangelsk and Krasnoyarsk territories), Bulgaria and other Slavic areas. Bonus material includes two songs performed by Vedan Kolod with Judy Brown playing Irish Drum, and "We Pray..." performed with the Moscow band Severniy Cvet.
Presented in 6 panel digipack with 16 page booklet.

Tatyana Naryshkina - vocal, flutes, Slavonic drums, ocarina, fuyara, vargan and other
Valerii Naryshkin - vocal, two kinds of gusli, Scythian horn, ocarina, Slavonic drums, vargan, zhaleika, Slavonic bagpipe, fuyara, gudok and other
Daryana Antipova - vocal, Slavonic big and small drums, fuyara, sharkuncy

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Track listing

  1. Волчья тропа (Wolf's Path)
  2. На море бяреза (The Birch On The Sea)
  3. Заговор от нечистых сил (Incantation Against Of Devils)
  4. Просинец (Prosinets)
  5. У Егорья (With Egorii)
  6. Слънце грее (The Sun Is Shining)
  7. Из-за леса, леса темного (From Behind The Forest...)
  8. Волчица (She-Wolf)
  9. У ключа (Near The Spring Of Water)
  10. Все венки поверх воды (All Diadems Are Floating Over The Water But Mine Is Sinking...)
  11. Ворожея (Fortune-Teller)
  12. Харчевня (Tavern)
  13. На Перунов день (Perunov's Day)
  14. Волчья охота (Scenting)
  15. Ритуал (Night Dancing On The Sea-Shore)
  16. Харчевня (Tavern)
  17. Се бо ящете (We Pray And Bow To The First Triglav And To Him We Sing A Great Glory...)

Review

...these songs can be and simply listened to, obtaining true enjoyment from the beautiful voice of Tatiana Naryshkinoy, from the clean sounding of the ancient tools recreated by Valerie, from the Russian melodies going from the heart itself. The ancient culture of heathen Russia revives in the hands of the musicians of Vedan Kolod. - 5/5