'Stuzha' is the second project of Daniil Kazantsev. Music created in it is more acoustic and contains folk elements. But, it still is dark ambient. Why should you acquaint yourself with his works? It's kind of a duty, but - fortunately - easy and nice, that means you don't have to put effort into experiencing what this album tells you about. When the content once again tells you about the wonderful Siberian landscapes, often undiscovered recesses such as remnants of past human activity. Sort of a blurry, mossy structures, long tunnels extending in a well-known to themselves direction. You could go there by nights, in any case, night lasts there almost always, because light doesn't reach there from the outside. These are completely distinct worlds. There is also here a beautiful nature unsoiled by human activity. You will really find places where no human have ever been there. You can see how this world presents, where everything looks as before. Only the nature - evolving – delights more and more.
And if you would go without a guide, you could get lost, Siberia is really huge, that what brings joy can also bring sorrow and fear, but now - listening to - you are safe from them. Despite everything is asleep, you are looking as if through a fog, but you do notice your greatest virtues. It makes you happy, because you know who you are and what you believe in. It's an absolute credo, it leads you further with pleasure. Even a dream is more real here than their lifes. We can be sad because of them, but it's impossible to have an influance on everyone, even here.
This album is dedicated to talented Russian artist Constantine Vasiliev. Russian folklore have great influence on the author of this art, so some samples were taken from Sretensky Moscow Choir and from Sveshnikova Choir and used in this album.
Tracklist of "Siberian Sketches (Part I)":
1. Rainy Night
2. Lost in Catacombs
3. Lost in Catacombs II
4. Deti Podzemelya
6. The Fog