MARIA TERIAEVA - CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS - HH02
Released by Hidden Harmony Recordings, 2020
12" 180 gram vinyl record, 33RPM, black vinyl.
Edition of 500 copies
Die-cut outer sleeve, color print inner sleeve + poly-liner sleeves.
Conservatory of Flowers is the second album by a Siberian-born, Moscow-based musician and composer Maria Teriaeva. Following her solo debut Focus in 2017, Conservatory of Flowers focuses on rhythm and percussive elements, cutting down ambient passages and leaning even more toward traditional song forms, structuring compositions into pop-length pieces. Recorded over a period of three years, mostly composed during one summer at her dacha (cottage in Russian) just outside of Moscow, resulting in a vibrant and light sound inspired by her surrounding nature.
In addition to analog synthesizer, the album also features Nikita Shishkov on trumpet, Vasiliy Yanik on saxophone, Yana Chekina on cello, Sasha Elina on flute and Vadik Korolev on vocals, with the album closing off with a remix by Sapphire Slows.
Special edition limited to 100 copies is coming with an incense paper as a collaboration with olfactory artist NJ Neumann; when burned it provides an ambient scent inspired by the music.
Maria Teriaeva – composer, producer, modular synthesizers, guitar
Vadik Korolev – voice, lyrics (4, 9)
Yana Chekina – cello (4, 6)
Sasha Elina – bass flute (2)
Nikita Shishkov – trumpet (4)
Vasiliy Yanik – saxophone (4)
Recording Engineer – Sergey Volkov (trumpet, voice, bass flute, saxophone, cello)
Mixing Engineer – Radmila Miller, Kinuko Hiramatsu (4)
Mastering Engineer - Boris Istomin
Cover – Ar Abeque
Cover design - Stassia Saromova
Layout - Ilja Tulit
Liner notes - Julia Rodionova
Special thanks: Maria Sotskaya, Julia Rodionova, Valentin Sitnyansky