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Kariti premiere a new music video for the song »Kybele’s Kiss« from upcoming debut album, »Covered Mirrors«

Russian/Italian dark folk artist Kariti premiere a music video for the song »Kybele’s Kiss« from upcoming debut album, »Covered Mirrors«, which will be released on September 18th via Aural Music.

»Covered Mirrors« is a collection of 8 intimate mostly stripped down mourning folk songs with crisp fingerstyle guitar and eerie vocal harmonies. Evocative lyrics in English and Russian explore various facets of death and parting.

01. Intro
02. Sky Burial
03. Kybele’s Kiss
04. Крещение Ведьмы (The Baptism Of A Witch)
05. Penance
06. Anna (Requiem: To Death)
07. Il Corvo
08. Absent Angels
09. Пропасть (Abyss)

From Aural Music:

This record is recommended to those who enjoy the music of Chelsea Wolfe, Marissa Nadler, Emma Ruth Rundle, A.A. Williams and other artists exploring dark, sombre atmospheres with profound lyrical content.

Kariti comments: “Like many Soviet children, I received classical piano and choral training, music has always been a huge part of my life, especially in its extreme and the most honest forms. I wrote my first song when I was maybe around 10, poems – years earlier. My older brother taught me a couple of guitar chords back then, but I never started properly learning how to play strings until recently.

Kariti is a combination of a growing desire to share my music with the outer world and the courage required to expose myself to the core, that I never had before. »Covered Mirrors«, composed and recorded using acoustic guitar explores various facets of death and parting and represents a cathartic peregrination through bereavement.

I was stoked when Emiliano (Aural Music/code666) reached out to me after he only heard 1 song, interested to hear more. Given his and his labels’ reputation of being creatively courageous, fiercely independent yet very professional, I looked no further and decided to sign with him.”

Years of exploring diverse genres and forms of art, music and literature inspired Kariti to finally write music for many poems piled up over the years and record »Covered Mirrors« in summer of 2019.

The record features a contribution from Marco (Grime) who plays electric guitar on »Sky Burial« and »Anna: Requiem To Death«. It was recorded and mixed on an old secluded countryside property by Lorenzo Della Rovere, who plays acoustic guitar on »The Baptism Of A Witch« and slide guitar on »Sky Burial«. »Covered Mirrors« was mastered by Lorenzo Stecconi (Ufomammut, Zu, Grime).

Music for »The Baptism Of A Witch« is inspired by an antique Russian folk song about reincarnation »Razlilas rechka bystraya«. Lyrics for »Anna« are based on a loose translation of Anna Akhmatova’s poem »Requiem: To Death«. All songs are written, performed and produced by Kariti. Intro features a mix of traditional Russian funeral singing.

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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