Doc & Lena Selyanina - Steppe
This is a tender, organic and meditative ambient track inspired by the vast expanses of the steppes. Lena herself has lived a year in Kazakh Steppe, so the environment is very familiar to her.
Composition, keyboards, chimes and mystical poetry: Lena Selyanina
Arrangement: Doc & Lena Selyanina
Mix & production: Doc
Note: A 24-bit 88.2 kHz FLAC encoded audiophile version of the album is available as a torrent from Mininova
The "Steppe" is cold and windy and as open as all of space . . . and I lie on my back . . . clutching the rough grasses . . staring up into the heavens . . . feeling the solar winds pushing me onward and outward as I expand to encompass the whole of the universe . . . and as I float through the blackness of nothing I recognize the reflection of myself as complete . . . and then I give silent birth . . . to a universe . . . of myself . . . at peace in this minimal dance through existence . . slow and willing . . . quiet . .. . thoroughly quiet . ..
Large expanses of vision, feelings of breeze and winds from distant stars swooping down on the plains . . . a grandness of scope, yet a smallness of feeling . .. passionless and nearly freezing but perfectly peaceful and healing. A place to go and find solace and calmness . . . to put perspective in the imaginings of the soul.