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Sasha Ilyukevich - Songs Under The Bridge (2015)

3-03-2015, 22:29
Music | Folk | Rock

Sasha Ilyukevich - Songs Under The Bridge (2015)

Artist: Sasha Ilyukevich
Title Of Album: Songs Under The Bridge
Year Of Release: 2015
Genre: Folk/Rock
Label: Self Produced
Quality: MP3 320 kbps
Total Time: 50:21
Total Size: 121 Mb

1. Seven Hills (4:02)
2. Man X (3:34)
3. March (6:10)
4. Coma (3:59)
5. Your Love (4:09)
6. Mio Moi (5:30)
7. Hologram (3:59)
8. Avenues Of The Current Day (4:22)
9. Geometry Of Our Flats (3:58)
10. By The River (4:18)
11. The House Of Six Floors (6:13)

Late one autumn on a stroll around Walthamstow Marches, in London I found myself under an old railway bridge. It was an instinctive response to begin to sing under the old structure, the bridge replied to my melody with a unique and fascinating sound, one I had not heard ever before.

The sounds were unusual and very deep, a natural reverberation mixed with the clutter above of the iron wheels on the rolling train, relentless moans of the wind, dripping water after an early fall cloudburst, sudden pattering of passers-by. This cacophony of mesmerizing soundscape created a very deep emotional experience during my ‘beneath the rail passage’ jam sessions, which I coordinated as a result. It was after these inspiring jam sessions I decided to record this album ‘Songs Under The Bridge', in an attempt to recreate this polyphonic harmony in a more controlled environment.

The bridge became for me a very special attribute and source of inspiration in the creation of this project. Many of the ideas for this piece of work appeared during my spontaneous and experimental performances under the bridge; even the title for the album pays homage to my experience.

Simultaneously, this album ‘Songs Under The Bridge’ is also a reflection of my personal experience living behind the iron curtain of my home country Belarus. My songs are anchored by feelings of misplacement and misleads; oppression and distortion of reality on a great national scale; delusion and how a belief in the metaphysical wonders of this world can be our way to liberation.

These stories are still very relevant in modern times as we witness misunderstood wars being fought, lives lost and creativity censored. In particular to me it is those withered expanses that stretch throughout the ex-Soviet Empire. The bridge is the symbolic metaphor; I imagine it is the passage, the creative arc across troubled history.

I consider that each song in this album, although existing in a collection of songs, possesses its own distinct narrative and arrangement. This was a very conscious decision, I intended to underline, that by also giving a distinctive sound to each track. As the result, I invited 22 wonderful musicians to perform on this project. I highly value their immense contribution and I believe this energy, excitement and innovation surges forth in this album ‘Songs Under The Bridge’.

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