Each composition is a key to the secrets of woman's soul, and every door opens leading us toward to the very beginning, where the first spark of life born and die million times in the infinite blackness creating new worlds again and again.
And when all the doors, all the secrets, both happy and painful, will be open, you'll recognize the hearts of your mothers, daughters, sisters, beloved and truly understand the sacral nature of all these women who carefully keep the love of the world turning the life into a mystical carnival of amazing beauty.
The album mixes African ritual chants and modern jazz, soul-piercing Flamenco melodies and meditative Indian vocal percussion, contemporary songs and authentic call of the disapeared tribes.
Where does it lead you?
Where does it lead you?
The album is half recorded (6 songs from the 12) thanks to the dream team of amazing musicians, artists and engineers:
MARINA MAKAROVA - composer
(Origin, Niña de Tierra, Secreto, Esperanza), arrangement (Loca), keys
DARIA SHORR - bass
ANTON DAVIDYANTS - bass (Mira)
ANNA RAKITA - violin (Amor Eterno)
MIKE GOTTHARD - guitar (Su Corazon)
RAMINA MISHINA - piano (Los Cuatro Muleros)
MAKSIM FROLOV - drums (Amor Eterno, Estrella)
ODEI AL-MAGUT - trumpet, trombone (Loca)
PAVEL SKVORTSOV - tabla (Estrella)
MATT NIKITIN - sound recording, mixing & mastering
IVAN SAKHAROV - design
What is it about?
It is the story about the women from the Birth of a Girl to the final step into the Eternal Love that conveys the innermost essence of the female soul - compassionate, sacrificial, and at the same time furious, unbridled, keeping all the wisdom of the world.
Who is ELLA?
ELLA - IS ALL WOMEN,
because the story of every women can inspire. And here is an ancient story that inspired this album.
The Goddess reigned in a world where only night and darkness existed. Once, when she was sleeping, she dreamed a light. It was the light of the Sun - she woke up in his rays and saw how beautiful she was. She loved the Sun with all her soul.
She saw how the world comes alive with its light, how nature wakes up, how flowers bloom, how birds fly and how happy people are. But for the world to live, the night always must be replaced by day, and they cannot be together.
She loved the Sun with all her heart, but she also loved this new world. And she decided to sacrifice her love to the light for the sake of world, and when the daytime came her poor heart broken into 12 parts.
Her tears became ebb and flow, her face reflected in the moon and her 12 faces, her eyes lit up and turn into stars that shine but cannot see, silently sending their ancient eternal love to everyone who raises head and look at them.
12 KEYS TO THE 12 DOORS OF
(A Birth of a Girl)
Los Cuatro Muleros
(The First Love)
Niña de Tierra
(A Daughter of Nature)
(The Flower of Disillusion)
(Triumph of Self)
Naci en Alamo