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SMALLMAN - INNER OCEANS CD

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Inner Oceans’ is the sound of two colliding planets which bring a new world into being. Bound to no known shapes, boundaries or expectations, this collaborative EP merges the monumental ambient metal of smallman and Ivan Shopov’s thick, yet subtle textural sound design. The result is not only a dimensional, multilayered mixture of instrumental and electronic music, but an evolving and visual work, which goes beyond the two artistic entities who are already known separately for their unique approaches.

Depth, detail and freedom are the three directions which unite in ‘Inner Oceans’. We face a vast, aggressive and emotional journey in a mesmerising realm, created by five souls heading down the same spiral.

released November 17, 2016

LISTEN: https://smallman.bandcamp.com

Cvetan Hadzhiyski: vocals, bagpipes
Ivan Todorov: guitars
Stefan Penev: bass
Andon Trapkov: drums
Ivan Shopov: programming, electronic instruments

“A Drop”, “Duality” and “Fenix” written, performed and produced by smallman and Ivan Shopov
“Rhodopes” written performed and produced by smallman, Ivan Shopov and Avigeya (Aleksandra Vasileva, Ralitsa Kirilova, Milena Velikova, Sibina Radenkova)
“Underneath” written and produced by Ivan Shopov

Lyrics by smallman and Ivan Shopov based on the poetry of Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī
Lyrics on “Rhodopes” by Sibina Radenkova

Sound engineering, mixing and mastering by George Apsion
Recorded at KORE Studios, London, 2016

Cover artwork by Ivan Shopov
Graphic design by Cvetan Hadzhiyski
Review by Angel Simitchiev

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