Microcosmos presents the debut album of Translippers, “Herbalism”.
This tincture of magic herbs will take you on a trip around the world in one hour.
The perfectly mixed dub rhythm will relax your body, and the atmospheric electronica will inspire you. Prepare yourself to discover an entrancing blend of cultures through distinct flavors of Scandinavian and African drums, ethno-jazz vocals, chants of Miao from China and Chukchi from Yakutsk, Eastern and Latin American percussions, Indian sitar and Arabic oud, guitar, and harmonica.
Translippers is a project of Arthur Mustafin, a composer and music performer from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. In 1984 he gained experience in jazz and rock-n-roll bands, but this changed with his trip to India, where he seriously got into ethnical instruments. This led to Arthur incorporating these instruments into his own production, which significantly transformed his sound.
As said by author himself, this album is an intricate attempt to return to childhood.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the deep flavor of “Herbalism.”
This album dedicated to my parens and aunt Chachka.
Infinte gratitude for support to my friends: Natasha Bolshakova, Plant Planet, Alice Lokotosh, Roksana Bashkirova, Vladimir Kozimirovsky, Olesya Yarmina and Kostya, Zhenya A., Igor Baksheev, Sasha Vladimirsky, Olya Polyakova and also all those humble people, who wished to stay anonymous.
Special thanks to Volodya Plusov, Konstantin Filonenko, Masha Stepanova and Janson the cat for Joy and Love.
All tracks were written & produced by Arthur Mustafin
Translippers Studio (Russia)
Shama A. – Vocals, Kaluka-Flute (Secret Path).
Arthur Mustafin – Beat-box Whispering (Secret Path); Acoustic Guitar, Harp (Arambol Beach); Keys, Sampling, Synths, Mixing.
Vincent Villuis, Ultimae Studio (France)