Some words about the creation of "Country House"
The track "Country House" merits its' name. It is directly related as to the "house in the village", so to a "village" House music. Mostly, this record appeared thanks to the respected member of the Union of Composers of Russia, Alexander Rogachov, a disciple of the great composer Gniessin. One day he provided SYNTETICA rare phonograms, recorded decades ago on the reel in the Russian heartland, and threw out a challenge. He wondered whether it was possible that old Russian cultural heritage, with such a specific sound, to revive in ultra modern sound?
At first, it was perceived as a joke. Choral chants, piercing sounds of gusli (an ancient Russian instrument, something close to "a harp"), ethnic moods, all of that had nothing to do with modern sound, and it seemed almost impossible to accept that challenge. But curiosity of Max Adams, his sound-engineering professional skills and unquenchable thirst for hard-executable tasks only fueled his interest.
Max selected specific, unique samples: lively harps and grannies' recitatives, pontificating of "worthlessness" of youth music culture. It took him incredible time, creativity, knowledge of sound synthesis, along with a fine sense of style, to turn this old set into the smash hit! The rich gusli timbre was formed by combining of 10 votes from various synthesizers; grannies were subjected to granular synthesis; the background was filled with unusual for modern music rattles, castanets, tambourines, ethnic drums, etc... The dancing mood and power were inherited from the guitar by Yury Lisin (a guitarist of SYNTETICA ORG). At the end of the track you can hear the original samples of gusli and vocals, which formed the basis of the composition.
"Country House" has taken a worthy place in the band's discography, as it fully matches the style of "SYNTETICA ORG", mixing live and electronic sound. As their other works, this track is filled up through the entire frequency range. Their records can be compared with a picture of an artist, where every inch of the canvas filled out and there is no empty space. SYNTETICA follows the same principle: an accomplished piece of music should not look like a sketch. Like an artist's work, it must be painted from edge to edge.
And, of course, "eclecticism", so beloved by the band, is the main motif of this music work. Combination of incongruous; mixture of styles; unique, miscellaneous and rich sound - that's what sets "SYNTETICA ORG" apart among musicians of our time.
The track "Country House" has an important mission. It proves that music is timeless and knows no boundaries. It unites the era, culture, traditions and innovations, and revives the cultural heritage in a clear interpretation for the modern audience.