Quote from label: "The contemplative piece of drone sound art, will lead the listener to the depths of preconscious. As the microcosm and the macrocosm are equal, so all the secrets and all the wonders are hidden inside of our deep inner self. Stop the fuss of mind and look into your soul. This is the only way to see the Unfading Eternal Flame.
Adriva is the project of Russian ethnographer, artist and musical avant-gardist Denis Shapovalov from Rostov-on-Don. Starting his way in the black metal underground of the early 90s, and after founded one of the first Russian folk pagan band Sunchariot, the artist changed the reference point for drone and experimental music. Unlike the darker and denser paintings of the late Sunchariot, Adriva music is based on the experience of myths and drawing inspiration from archaic beliefs and the culture of the ancients".
Quote: The name COUME OUARNEDE means a somber & mystic place in the Pyrenees, where we can find one of the deepest caves in Europe. This is the ritualistic archaïc project of Yan Arexis, percussionist & co-founder member of well know French pagan folk band Stille Volk, founder & drummer of Sus Scrofa (first pagan black band in France, one of the first in Europe and in the world) & founder of La Breiche (Archaïc Pyrenean folk) and also co-founder of ritual act Cober Ord.
«Celui qui vide les arbres» (The One Who Empty the Trees) is a natural archaïc & ritualistic music, a soundscape of high frozen mountains, deep & dark Pyrenean forest. And this is more than just music. COUME OUARNEDE was born like the music from the first years of humanity, when music was sacred, dedicated to establish contact with Mother Nature divinity, in a magical function. Like the music 10 000 years ago the album was recorded with stones, wood and traditional percussions.