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The Dream Of Endless Nights
Inna & Farlanders
The Dream Of Endless Nights
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock
 
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When Russian pop music isn't blatantly aping bad Western rock, it often combines folk roots with 20th-century chops, a back-to-the-future progressive music more about Igor Stravinsky than Jethro Tull. Inna and the Highland...  more »

      
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All Artists: Inna & Farlanders
Title: The Dream Of Endless Nights
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Shanachie
Original Release Date: 4/20/1999
Release Date: 4/20/1999
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Far East & Asia, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 016351661920, 669910086353

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When Russian pop music isn't blatantly aping bad Western rock, it often combines folk roots with 20th-century chops, a back-to-the-future progressive music more about Igor Stravinsky than Jethro Tull. Inna and the Highlanders are of this ilk, and the quintet's best material adds Oriental and klezmer tinges to traditional Russian folk tunes rearranged for a lively combination of old-school instruments--clarinets, the wooden kaliuka flute, and the trumpetlike "sherpherd's horn"--alongside a jazzy drummer and melodically bubbling fretless bass. A sense of pagan magic underlies Inna's original songs; she sings of "weaving my crafty net of lace" in one, and of "not gathering grass to cast a spell" in another. The album's wildest track, however, is "Easter," an unrestrained, rapping incantation borrowed directly from the Russian Orthodox tradition. --Richard Gehr

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CD Reviews

A current favorite.
06/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lovely, haunting stuff. Inna's voice is similar to Marta Sebastyn, and the band is more reminiscent of some of the best new scandinavian stuff."
Simply Fantastic
Erik Blender | Washington, DC | 06/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Inna Zhelannaya has been tooling around with her amazing band in Russia to near obscurity for several years now. On this album, US listeners get a chance to hear Inna's incredibly haunting and romantic voice. She has so much range that is highlighted in so many different and unexpected ways by the Farlanders, it simply takes the listener to another place. 6-string bass tunings, some of the best woodwind playing ever, and unbelievable vocal harmonies make this the finest product to come out of Russia - just about ever."
Awesome
Erik Blender | 04/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Totally unlike the pretentious super intellectual Rock or shameless pop I've heard from the mother country. These guys have real class. The music, anchored by a solid, yet unpredictable rhythm section, showcasing strong, yet spooky vocals, offset by tastefull use of the country's indiginous woodwinds is original and worthwhile."