9-track album on CD and 12" vinyl with MP3 download card.
Inspired by the lesser-known corners of Bell's homeland and written entirely in her native Russian, Krai is Bell's second LP and first large-scale composition. Lead single "Perm Krai" is about a region in Russia's interior and its 16th century Cossack inhabitants.
The Russian word 'Krai' refers specifically to an administrative division within the Russian state. More broadly, the term can be translated to mean brink, edge, frontier, or hinterland. Olga Bell's song cycle explores every sense of the term with a sweeping nine-movement composition for an electro-acoustic Read More +