Narechie - Narechie – Narechie (2019)
The music of the band “Narechie” (Наречие) from Russian city Belgorod is a high-quality modern folk and world music. Here the Russian traditional song sounds with a dense rock sound, with elements of jazz and fusion. Vocalist Alexey Nichiporuk with singers Victoria Kosareva and Alla Fomkina are responsible for the folk component here. Their beautiful voices are woven into a bright canvas of polyphony, and ethnic winds create a folk atmosphere. Contemporary arrangements are made with the classic rock instruments: guitar (Andrei Levsha), drums (Roman Shaternikov) and bass (Sergey Vizgalnikov), and Mediterranean jazz motifs performed on the clarinet by Gennady Chukhlov give the album a special flavor and integrity.
Like the notion of "adverb" (so translated the band name to english) inside the album included songs from different regions of Russia, showing the diversity and breadth of the dialects of the Russian language. Also in album you can hear the Belarusian version of the famous Russian wedding song of the Smolensk region "As the sea", and the spiritual verse to the music of Andrei Kotov (ensemble "Sirin") "I’ll Have a Party" / [Заведу я компанью]. An interesting solution was the combination in the last composition of the album of a traditional song and the poem of a modern author - it turned out very epic and beautiful.
The album is recommended for listening to everyone who loves modern rock interpretations on Russian folk themes, as well as lovers of Otava Yo, Inna Zhelannaya, Va-Ta-Ga, Ochelie Soroki, etc.
Allа Fomkina – vocal, hurdy-gurdy
Alexey Nichiporuk – vocal, jew's harp, flutes
Viktoriya Kosareva – vocal
Sergey Vizgalnikov – bass
Roman Shaternikov – drums&percussion
Andrey Levsha – guitar
Gennadiy Chukhlov – Clarinet
Sergey Yakushev – recording, mixing, mastering
Photo by Vladimir Zubkov, design by Denis Konstantinov
1. Заведу я компанью / I’ll Have a Party
2. Штой па мору / Once by Sea
3. Ребятушки / Guys
4. Маки / Poppies
5. Во горнице / In the Upper Room
6.Полями / By Fields
7.Ночушка / Night
8. Конопелька / Hemp
9. Как под Киевом, под Черниговом / Once near Kiev, near Chernihiv