Daily Noise: Рыбонька – Гуси-лебеди

Рыбонька (Rybonka), a vocal duo from Moscow recorded this song a year or two ago and have been building towards an official release ever since. Between then and now they have performed live at folk festivals and with Russia’s ARKONA at their 10th anniversary show. Their sound comes from traditional Slavic vocal songs with a modern recording / musically minimalist approach.

This song, Geese, refers to the historic northern Russian wedding ritual. The video here features early sketches of what is currently becoming a more elaborate film, aiming to bring the songs story and theme to life. The project was funded late 2013, filming took place this year. It will feature traditional objects, dolls, jewellery, dress, customs, scenery and is directed by Dmitry Bogolyubov.

You can hear their only other song, the ethereal Не шумите, ели, on their VK page.