With the track "1572 (part II)" we start to see the group's interest in Medieval French history. With the compositional basis formed around "St. Bartholomew's day Massacre" occurring on August 23, 1572. Later in 2001, the remaining members joined the group; including Ilze Paegle (classical trained soprano singer), Lilija Voronova (keyboards) and Sergey Syomin (Archlute, Baroque guitar). Now a full band the group prepared to start recording for their album "Gramercy" under the French label Soleil Zeuhl.
The album consists of 5 long compositions. OLIVE MESS encompasses many elements in to their music; shifting between traditional medieval folk music and passages of complex avant-garde which hint strongly towards their King Crimson and Univers Zero influences. The album consists of 5 long compositions with Lyrics mainly focus on historical events in medieval France. Well worth the investigation for those looking for something adventurous and highly original. Read more on Last.fm.
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