KhaRa - KHARA – Mandragora
Folk music can be not only fiery and philosophical, but also unexpected! Khakass avant-garde shamans from KHARA band understand it is so well brooding the Russian melancholy and drive of rock-n-roll can be well combined here and now, and their new album Mandragora will prove it to you.
Deep ballads with a social context ("Drunken Russia", "There for Flowers") and hooligan rock ("My friend Albert Kuvezin", " Hop Mug") replace each other on this album in the spirit of an amazing mental kaleidoscope.
This ethnic shamanic rock from heart of Khakassia will surely appeal to all fans of folk-rock and ethno-punk styles. It’s a graet album with shades of avant-garde jazz, Sayan blues, unrestrained improvisations and amazing love of life.
Alexander Medvedev - guitar, vocal (2, 10), back vocal, keyboards, groove drum (10)
Alexander Pakhtaev - vocal, morinhur, gusli, pimak, kalyuka, jew's harp (khomus), glucophone
Artem Aksenov - kengirge, percussion
2. My friend Kuvezin
3. Drunk Russia
5. There for Flowers
6. Russian Soul
7. Scary Tale
8. Sayan Blues
10. Hop Mug