Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir - Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares (Part I)
Source: Audio CD (October 25, 1990) | Lossless/FLAC | 36:45 | 213 Mb Label: Nonesuch | Genre: word, ethnic
"Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares" is an ensemble of a rare artistic gift and enormous popular appeal. Its story is a story of a success. Created fifty years ago, its goal was to enrich the heritage of the Bulgarian solo folk song with harmonies and arrangement that highlighted its beautiful timbres and irregular rhythms.
They transform sounds into strange vocal colors as if something other than the human voice, perhaps some strange instrument is playing. They jubilate, shout, ornament, form fast and perfect glissandos, let one crazy rhythm follow another and make their voices build the most darling cords. And suddenly the folk cliche does not apply any more. A listener believes he has heard” an archaic world of sounds from times long ago”, another –“the marriage of avant-grade and the middle ages”. With their bell-like voices that seam to float lightly trough space, these women have become international stars, whose hypnotic chant circles the globe.