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.
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released March 4, 2016
Produced by The Grus, Ricco Label
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