by Mariana Semkina

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followjohnreed Beautifully ethereal yet dark and unsettling. This is a cleverly constructed and beautifully played album that you should really give some attention. Favorite track: Invisible.
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jollypike This haunting, beautiful, calm, mellow and yet powerful album, has to be my joint favourite release of the year so far. I have it on LP but it forms part of the streaming soundtrack to most days. I can play this at anytime of the day because although there is a slight melancholy to some of the pieces the overall effect is quite uplifting.

Give it a try! Nuff said! Favorite track: Invisible.
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dantesssque1984 Très atmosphérique et lyrique,avec une gracieuse voix.
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manimal316 So much beautiful music. Well done and thank you! Favorite track: Dark Matter.
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wafiii Beautiful vocal renderings of deeply personal and emotional songs--that's what we've come to expect from singer-songwriter Marjana Semkina--who is probably better known as the singer-front person of highly acclaimed folk/neoclassical prog band, IAMTHEMORNING--and that is exactly what we get with this album. A minor masterpiece of gorgeously orchestrated and arranged compositions--heart-felt in the way that we've come to know all Marjana Semkina performances are.
Favorite track: Lost At Sea.
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tracker243 eautiful voices and story
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Dark Matter 03:15
Invisible 03:10
Lost At Sea 05:02
Skin 04:56
Mermaid Song 04:35
Still Life 04:09


released February 14, 2020

Marjana Semkina - vocals, backing vocals, lyrics

Vlad Avy - guitar
Grigoriy Losenkov - piano (1, 4, 7, 8, 10), keyboards (2, 5), bass guitar (8, 9)
Svetlana Shumkova - drums (8, 9)

Jordan Rudess - piano (11)
Craig Blundell - drums (3, 7)
Nick Beggs - bass guitar (3, 7)

Strings Ensemble:
St.Petersburg Orchestra "1703"
(Санкт-Петербургский Оркестр 1703)

Vocals recorded by Mark Knight
Guitars on all tracks & drums on 8 & 9 recorded by Vlad Avy
Drums on 3 & 7 recorded by Craig Blundell
Bass guitar on 3 & 7 recorded by Nick Beggs
Bass guitar on 8 & 9 recorded by Grigoriy Losenkov
Strings recorded by Fedor Naumov at LenDoc Studios, St.Petersburg

All songs written by Marjana Semkina
String arrangements by Grigoriy Losenkov
All songs arranged by Vlad Avy, Grigoriy Losenkov, Marjana Semkina
Except 2, 5, 8 (Grigoriy Losenkov) and 3, 6 (Vlad Avy)
Produced by Vlad Avy, Grigoriy Losenkov, Marjana Semkina
Mixed & mastered by Vlad Avy

Cover photography by Eggor Kree,
Booklet photography by Maria Yureva
Construction of curiosities by Doppelgangerart

Design & layout by Xenoyr
Bandcamp design by Mikhail Meerov

I never thought I’d muster the courage to record a solo album. Biggest gratitude to people who made it happen: Vlad, Grigoriy and Mark. Thanks to Craig and Nick for supporting me and playing with me and people at Kscope for respecting my artistic integrity and stubbornness. Thanks to my iamthemorning colleague Gleb Kolyadin for years of productive and enlightening cooperation.

Thanks to MacKechnie family for being the best weirdest family that I have.

Thanks to all people on Patreon for supporting my artistic and personal aspirations, especially: Denis Morozov, Alfredo Armas, Dustin Lewis, Brendan Welch and everyone at Bedtime Reading Community (we gotta finish that Harry Potter book sometime!).

And thanks to Marc C. for being there for me and teaching me patience.


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Mariana Semkina Saint Petersburg, Russia

Sings songs about drowning and death. Also writes for Iamthemorning.

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