This is not mere music. This is a river of sound flowing from person to another, enticing and uniting everything with its celestial ambiance made from joyful memories and great expectations. We’ve placed a piece of ourselves into this album, and we extend our hands to invite you on this journey through motion, space and time. Join us as we escape the grayness of everyday life and edge closer and closer to a colorful and radiant paradise, embracing the infinite and becoming one with the sounds and each other.
Kayatma’s second album, “Essence”, is no less captivating than their first release, brimming with the colorful and exotic melodies and beats produced and performed by many talented musicians. Electronic meets acoustic to soothe the mind with strings and keys in Essence’s lounge tracks, while screeching pipes and frantic breakstep beats bring out the party animal within us. The dramatic sincerity of sounds opens up your heart as marvelous female voices brightly illuminate melancholy soundscapes, accompanying bells, gamelans, and gentle beats played on steel tongue drums. The range of emotions on this album is endless. To truly capture the exotic essence of the album, most of these magical sounds were recorded across different sessions all around the world by Saint Petersburg native Konstantin, a sound producer in the local music scene. Every element, from the dramatic choirs and Indian harmonium to the music box and the screaming geckos-organically, fits into the album’s flow.
Essence’s versatility allows it to be enjoyed anytime, anywhere, whether it’s on the road, dancing, resting, or deep in thought. Let the rhythms and the flow rejuvenate your soul in active meditation, connecting you to your inner sun. You will feel the bond of your emotions and experience extending to every living being around us. In these rhythms lies the very heart of what connects us.
The Essence lives in us all.
Vocal: Elena Aki (6)
Oboe: Katerina Govorova (4)
Armenian duduk, flute: Argishty (1, 6, 9)
Hang, frame drum: Vitaliy IVA Ivanov (4, 11)
Poems and voice: Lena Sea (2, 5, 11)
Saxophone: Vadim Fox (4, 9)
Piano, sampling, synths, guitar, mixing: Konstantin Kayatma
Cover design: Konstantin Kayatma
Illustration: Luana Silense
Mastering: Manifold Studio