released June 6, 2021
MaskXSoul is the new international project, featuring the baritone Alexander Korenkov (of Mariinsky Theatre, Theatre du Chatelet, and JFK Center fame, who performed with Vladimir Yurovsky, Valery Gergiev and Anton Batagov) and introducing the voice and music of Tatiana Selivanova (Vanilla Quartz), backed up by Jason Köhnen and Dimitry El-Demerdashi of Mansur.
One might say that MaskXSoul blends dark-jazz, tsar punk, and Eastern folklore with the setting of the romantic landscapes inspired by the Russian classical tradition.
MaskXSoul presents a new vision of a perennial classic, namely, Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin, a romantic novel in verse that has served generations of artists across the globe as inspiration, with a debut single dedicated to Pushkin's 222nd anniversary (June, 6). The complete album "Onegin" is to be released by Denovali Records in 2022.
music by MaskXSoul, lyrics by Alexander Pushkin
Alexander Korenkov - baritone
Dmitry el-Demerdashi - saz, oud
Tatyana Selivanova - piano
Jason Köhnen - electronics, sound production
guest viola by Ghofran Zeino
recorded at Mars Records by Dmitry Zaytsev
mastering by James Plotkin
2. Onegin (Mansur remix)
3. Onegin (The Lovecraft Sextet remix)
4. Onegin (Mihail Kidt remix)
Artwork by Matthieu Bourel (www.dojo.electrickettle.fr
Mastered by James Plotkin