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  • Ljova – Lost in Kino

    Ljova – Lost in Kino

    “Lost in Kino” is the third album from composer and violist Ljova (a.k.a. Lev Zhurbin), focusing on his recent film works. The album’s 24 tracks feature a wide range of textures and emotional states, from collaborations with the Gypsy band Romashka, the alt-indie-folk Tall Tall Trees, to cameos from the Hungarian cymbalom virtuoso Kálmán Balogh (playing a cue from Francis Ford Coppola’s film “Youth Without Youth”), pipa player Wu Man, among many others, and of course featuring Ljova himself on viola, famiola and fiddle. (See the detailed track list & credits at Bandcamp.) Scroll down to see three videos, featuring music from the new album. Read reviews of “Lost in Kino” in the New York Times, Cineaste Magazine, Lucid Culture, Sequenza21, Armchair Critic, SoundTrax, Oliver di Place, and MundoBSO. “[Lost in Kino] makes me feel like i’m in another land, one with knights and princesses, i love that. also made me get up and dance, wanna cry. great passion there.” – film director Ry Russo-Young Download and order your copy of “Lost in Kino” today at Bandcamp — CD orders can be autographed by Ljova upon request. You can also purchase “Lost in Kino” on Amazon.com and iTunes. “Lost in Kino” was released on December 15, 2011, and premiered live in a performance at New York’s Lincoln Center, featuring Romashka, Tall Tall Trees, the PubliQuartet, and special guests. Lost in

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    Sep 13, 12 • Ljova • No Comments
  • Ljova and the Kontraband – Mnemosyne

    Ljova and the Kontraband – Mnemosyne

    Mnemosyne by Ljova and the Kontraband Ljova and the Kontraband MNEMOSYNE “…original compositions, evoking rustic dances and cinematic vistas by turns. [Ljova’s] swinging Kontraband gets a real workout on its newly issued debut CD…” –Steve Smith, Time Out New York “Terrific blend of styles into something very distinct, very reflective of a lively personality…. I very much like the way the old and modern intersect in these pieces, not as a conscious blending so much as an organic, individualistic tangent, so to speak. I really like the informality of it all, the excitement of a cast of creative musicians playing with and off of each other.” –Steve Hochman, of Spinner.com “Around the World” “The music is hard to categorize; you wouldn’t call it classical, but it has classical elements (or soundtrack-like elements, for several pieces here are drawn from film soundtracks)… Perhaps the best way to imagine the music is to think about what Astor Piazzolla would have done if he had come from Eastern Europe. The title “Mnemosyne” refers to the feminine embodiment of memory in Greek mythology, and the album seems to set itself the task of weaving slender threads of musical memory — tango, klezmer, polka, salon music, film music, chamber music, gypsy music, and jazz — into a structure rigorous enough to hold them all. It succeeds, and it’s lovely. ” –James Manheim, All Music Guide

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    Sep 13, 12 • Ljova • No Comments

LJOVA (Lev Zhurbin) - film composer, arranger, violist | music for film, Ljova and the Kontraband, and other projects

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