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Divinities of the Earth and the Waters

by Mimika Orchestra

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Mimika Orchestra's new album Divinities of the Earth and the Waters (PDV records) is finally out. Set in the mysterious world of the ancient Balkans, the album is a fusion of progressive and orchestral music, old Slavic and South Slavic / x-Yugoslav / Balkan folk music and contemporary jazz. It follows a story of a protagonist who sees himself as an effigy in a folk festival, finishing with the burning of the doll, i.e. metaphorically seeing the burning as a funeral for himself and for his society. It is a psychedelic / dreamy album dedicated to the late Oberon King (who was Mimika's previous drummer), to the Yugoslav identity and exposing the richness of Slavic folk music and rhythms as inspirations.


released May 25, 2018

Maja Rivić - vocals
Anabela Barić - vocals
Sylvia Schmidt - vocals
Laima Ivule - vocals

Leo Beslać - flute
Andrew Linham - clarinet, baritone sax
Jason Alder - clarinet, baritone sax
Andrew Liddell - flute, soprano sax, alto sax
John Macnaughton - clarinet, alto sax
Daniel Woodfield - tenor sax
Rob Milne - tenor sax, bass clarinet
Seb Silas - soprano sax, baritone sax

Andy Hall - trumpet, flugelhorn
Sam Warner - trumpet
Tim Wearden - trumpet, flugelhorn
Lily Carassik - trumpet, flugelhorn
Owen Dawson - trombone
Chris Saunders - trombone
Hannah Dilkes - trombone
Benjamin Kelly - tuba
Tom Kelly - tuba

Leon Røsten - piano, el. guitar
Luka Čapeta - el.guitar
Jamie Benzies - el.bass, doublebass
Tom Atherton - percussion
Harry Pope - drums

Tilé Gichigi Lipere - live electronics
Filp Novosel - Croatian tambura
Thodoris Ziarkas - Cretan lyra
Hrvoje Nikšić - synths

Mak Murtić - MD, composition, lyrics


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