Hello, dear listeners!
My name is Nik Litikov and I am a keyboarder of R-Genium, and at the same time the author of the lyrics and the music. I work up my courage and tell you a bit about this opus.
Relying on your first impression, you'll think: "Oh! Another group with woman academic vocal and keyboards...». But it's extremely deeper and much more delicate.
Wonderful Wonderful World is a plexus and a symbiosis of various styles combined in harmony. From modern metallic breakdown and strong orchestrating pushing you into the eye of the storm to tender and soft ethnic instruments taking you to beautiful magical woods.
From modern electronica and samples bringing insanity to undisturbed solo of Spanish guitar and sounds of harmonica flying you to the warm coasts.
Children's choir against "evil" guitar riffs and blues notes in one song against "Balkan" fun in another.
Romantic Russian ballad and Keltic instrumental composition.
And the lyrics are full of humor and sadness: it's about us and this big and Wonderful Wonderful World we live in.
I hope that everyone, each of you, our dear listeners, will find in this album something for themselves. I believe that it will happen this way and you will love my songs. I’ve fulfilled this work with the best I've learned during my life in music.
Regardless of the style and genre music unlike any other art touches the delicate strings of our souls in so much different ways.
Music is multifaceted and it's not about its style or genre.
Music is the only art which plays thing strings of our souls.
released May 30, 2015
Product by RG
All music & Lyrics by Nik Litikov
Recording on “RG studio” march - september 2014
Mixing & Mastering Sergey Lazar, CDM recods (Moscow)
Arrangements by RG
Vocal – Tatyana Shevchuk
Keys & Extreme vocal – Nik Litikov
Guitar – Dmitriy Shcherbinin
Вass & Rhythm guitar – Aleksandr Radchenko
Drums & Percussion – Aleksandr Kalashnikov
also played on the album:
violin - Olga Mityukhina
violin - Dmitriy Mityukhin
violin - Vasilisa Shadarova
viola - Yelizaveta Sarancha
cello - Aleksandr Ivanov
flute & piccolo - Yekaterina Malyukh
clarinet & bass clarinet - Oleg Danenko
oboe - Mariya Krayneva
bagpipe – Daniel Brenerman
accordion & harmonic - Yevgeniy Voronin
acoustic and Spanish guitar - Nikolay Losev
acoustic bass - Oleg Larin
percussion - Roman Krinichniy
tenor - Sergey Latyshev
baritone - Oleg Korobkov
bass - Petr Fursov
boy’s voice - Leonid Konstantinov
girl’s voice - Vika Sinkevich
male’s voice – James E.C.Turner
Art and Design by Alex from “Mayhem Project”
Photographer - Nikita Volkov
Make-up - Hellmaster Piro
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