VAKULA | In Search Of Ancient Civilization (Arma)
Vakula, a versatile Ukrainian producer and a long-term Arma contributor, drops a new album on the label. In Search of Ancient Civilization is an contemporary electronic work at its finest, although the tools used to shape its sound are linked to a folk tradition.
For that matter the album features musicians from within Vakula‘s creative circle. Tracks that needed specific vocals and also rare instruments such as harp, fujara, tambourine have been produced in collaboration with Olena Nevertii and Yaroslav. The artist has sampled himself while throat singing along with field recordings in natural surroundings.
There’s a message behind the carefully made-by-hand fantasy aesthetics of the production and its unconventional voice. Vakula‘s fascination with the Ancient world moved him through the history of humanity, to the point where his findings were insightful enough to warn the listener: “It’s time to wake up”.