Boomkat Product Review:
The tireless Death Is Not The End returns with the second of two primers of Caucasus folk in conjunction with the Ored Recordings label.
We’ve been blown away by this joint endeavour from Death Is Not The End and Ored Recordings, a Nalchik, Russia-based net-label that is a treasure trove of ethnographic folk and experimental music spanning the North Caucasus region.
This second volume profiles an intrinsic social function of the Circassian people; the urge to dance. Some ten tracks deep, it really is an enlightening listen that touches on some of the music you might hear at a dance including Gunda Ensemble, a long-running group based at the Abkhazian State Philharmonic cultural centre, the ancient folkloric sounds of cousins Nikolas and Konstantinos Singerov and so much more.
After checking this you should really delve deep into the Ored Recordings bandcamp with detailed sleeve notes accompanying all their releases.