Various Artists
An Embrace
VAKNAR
/
2021
Includes Instant Download
CS+Mag
14.99
VAK41-MC
Edition of 160, incl. 16-page riso-printed zine documenting the project.
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1Ekin Fil & Krāllār – Koyu (Тъмно) 5:14
2Anasisana & Zhe Pechorin – Vigor Halt 7:02
3Evitceles & Fortunes Brine – Fallow 6:25
4Crosspolar & Vague Voices – Lift A Curse 4:27

'An Embrace' is a collaborative project between the Bulgarian experimental music collective Amek and the German music label Vaagner. Commissioned by Easterndaze as part of the festivalʼs fourth edition, 'An Embrace' aims to create a bridge between two communities from the drastically different cultural environments of Eastern and Western Europe.

Each label invited artists from the respective regions to form four duos. Evitceles & Fortunes Brine, Zhe Pechorin & Anasisana, krāllār & Ekin Fil, as well as Vague Voices & Crosspolar collaborated remotely to compose a piece inspired by the project's theme – 'An Embrace.ʼ The final results are compiled and presented as a joint release between Amek and Vaagner, comprising of a limited edition cassette tape and a riso-printed zine offering further insight into the artists's creative process, as well as writings by S. N., Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Krisztián Puskár and Stanimir Panayotov. The project is funded by Berlin Musikfonds & Bundesreigerung für Kultur und Medien.