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A Distant Echo

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"Az nali to reko libe"

This vocal-tamboura quartet from Bulgaria play authentic folk music from the Rhodope mountains in Bulgaria, with energy and directness. Their performance is captured in their home town setting, without a fancy studio sound or production... you'll hear the listeners join in, you might even hear the trucks drive by! The recording is unique in the way that it is played live in the immediate vicinity of the musicians - in the village Draginovo with little equipment. In this way we wanted to present the atmosphere, the sound of the environment in its natural way without the music studio.

"It's a lovely sound: the four male voices drifting in and out of harmony above the complex strumming of the tamburas (lute-like instruments a bit like long-necked mandolins), or winding around one another on the slow unmeasured ballads... there is still something very special and different about this recording." - Kim Burton, Songlines

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