Opycham - S.t.i.h.i. (2009)
Voice from the deep - spiritual ancestry of Russian Old-believers.
Opycham (White Shaman) is a solo project by the Yat-Kha drummer Evgeny Tkachov. Evgeny sings ancient religious verses of Old-believers (schismatic sect of the Russian Orthodox Church) living on a Yenisei river in his native republic of Tuva. All songs are performed by Evgeny accompanied by minimalistic percussion and sounds of Tuvan nature. Deep, warm voice of the singer creates a sense of physical presence in the wild landscape of taiga forest, where man stands alone with thoughts of his soul and true meaning of life.
This CD represents to you the spiritual poetry of Russian Old Believers living in the Upper Yenisei, in Tuva, mixed with laidback nature sounds and percussion. The author of this project is Evgeny Tkachev, also known by his work as a drummer of a world famous ethno-rock group Yat-Kha.
1. Poorlife - Opycham
2. Sodom and Gomorrah - Opycham
3. Time of Joy - Opycham