“Kut” or “khut”, according to the beliefs of the Turkic peoples, is a double of the soul, the seed of life given to man by gods.
It is a journey. Journey through sacred places, filled with secrets. It's hard for me to explain why this album appeared. Was I creating it, or was it creating me. What issues it raises, and what answers it gives. This album is a mystery to me, as for everyone else.
I invite you to a fascinating journey. You come by train to this world and get into its texture, until you get the feeling of the true Time. It is a journey in search of yourself, and maybe in search of “Kut” in the full breadth of the meaning of this word.
Thousands of kilometers traveled, dozens of hours of field recordings, months of studio work - and, finally, It showed itself to the world. What It becomes for you is a question that you will have to answer yourself.
released April 5, 2017
Mark Saburov: guitars, keyboards, percussion, field recording of of horse bells, crickets, trains, fire, aerodynamic pipe, rain, birds, forest guitar, etc.
Shaman Dolanna & her friends: voices , Abakan (Khakassia Republic), 2013
Ensemble of tuvan music: intro and voices , Aldyn Bulak (Tuva Republic), 2013
Composed by: Mark Saburov
Recorded by: Mark Saburov
Recorded at: Abakan (Khakassia Republic), Kyzyl and in the fields around Aldyn Bulak (Tuva Republic), in different valleys of Altai Republic, Olkhon Island, Listvyanka village, Irkutsk (Irkutsk region)
Edited, mixed by: Mark Saburov
Mastered by: Angel Ontalva
Cover photo and artwork by: Olga Koudi
Model on cover photo: Ekaterina Parfenova
Special thanks to: Olga Koudi, Angel Ontalva, Evgeniy Masloboev, Selene Calloni, Yulia “White Road”, Evgeniy Chekmarev and parents
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