Troitsa offers folk'n'rock with origins from Belarus. Already since the eighties the music ethnologist Ivan Kirchuk collects local songs, which have been handed down from generation to generation and now form the food for Troitsa, the 'Ethno Trio', which exists in this form since 1999. With traditional instruments such as gusli, ocarina, domra, zhaleika and flutes presented, but with guitars, African percussion and kalimba a little bit driven towards world music, Troitsa catapult their collected traditional songs with all their might into the here and now, without diluting the material with too many modernisms. "Zimachka", the 'winter', lets the approaching spring shimmer through bright acoustic guitars and cheerful flute tones a little, although Ivan Kirchuk bärbeißig roars like father Frost. "Kozka", the 'goat', is ethno trance à la Ole Lukkoye and the epic "Sonce Kocicca" is a bombastic, worthy finale with Dead Can Dance hints and lots of pathos.
Top track: Kozka