In the beginning….
Estonian myths tell tales about the birth of the world.
Before the world existed, there was only a golden apple tree, the tree of life. A blue-striped bird nested there and laid 3 eggs. As they hatched, their mother flung each of them out of the nest in different directions. One became the sun, one became the moon, and one became the earth.
The Milky Way is a branch of that Tree of Life, and shows the birds the way by which they take the souls of the deceased to the other side.
Kira and Maria have embarked on a journey searching for lost songs in an abandoned land of forgotten tales and hypnotic chants. The two artists are joining forces, embarking on a collaborative musical adventure, inspired by the unique history of this specific world.
In the deep south of Estonia, close to the Russian border, they are looking for something forgotten. In the border countries, heritage is disappearing. Musical traditions and myths have been all but wiped out by the Russian regime. Almost no one lives here anymore.
The legendary producer Mark Howard, has specialized in recording music in unique locations.
He was also the producer of the successful recording of The Cabin Project in the deep woods of Canada.
Now he is on board to travel around the world to make this magical project a reality.
Together they will set up a recording studio in an abandoned orthodox church, at the end of the line.
There is nothing but the room. No electricity, no heating, nothing.
Only the music and what the band brings to the site.
The plan is simple, but grand. The arrangements is written for a small Estonian choir, a four-piece brass ensemble, and bass and percussion with Kira as the leading storyteller.
Everything is taking shape. The location has been found, and the songs are in the making.
Become a part of the creation of this album and help us discover what will happen once they arrive in the forgotten land.