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May regal crown adorn your forehead and peasant plough hands callous make! Slavonic faithful hymns and sacred marches alongside utopian neo-folk round-dances and neo-classical impromptu of odesque grace. Orthodox solemnities, ancient tablatures, military salutes and Ukrainian Insurgent Army memorabilia, folkish Cossack battle dances and gallant hints at ever the greatest classics. Oda Relicta pay a tribute to all History and Arts devotees. Refined merging of cross-cultural relics into solemn pieces with precious assistance of Chamber Orchestra and Military Brass Orchestra. We bid you welcome to realms of supreme artistic power and fields of spiritual fertility. In the name of the Ploughman long live the King!
Oda Relicta hailing from a Ukrainian city Zhytomyr was organized by Olegh Kolyada, a musician known by his electronic experiments since 1998, mainly due to his projects First Human Ferro, Ostarbeiter, and In Meditarivm. Oda Relicta was created in 2005 with the intention to represent the legacy of the local military orchestra - Zhytomyr Military Brass Orchestra, where Olegh Kolyada's uncle was involved into while serving in the army. Hence a military component of the project is the marches, and improvisations upon classical works performed throughout 1990s - 2005 by the local orchestra mentioned. In 2006 Oda Relicta came into an agreement with a Belgian label Neuropa Records for the debut's "The Crown & the Plough" issue a year later. In mid-2006 Olegh Kolyada got in touch with a Ukrainian contemporary classical composer Mykhayil A.Shukh, whose priceless legacy became a liturgical component of the project. In early 2008 Neuropa Records released the second Oda Relicta's album "Czarstvo dukha" ("The Kingdom of Spirit"), which highlit a deep religious creed and background of the project. Oda Relicta was assisted on that record by an Italian band Albireon, and the French ones, Dissonant Elephant and Lonsai Maikov to perform a spiritual lithurgy enriched by professional soprano singing.
In late 2008 Oda Relicta joined forces with an Argentinian label Twilight Records to release in early 2009 the 3rd album "Leper Mass", a commemoration to all the Georgians slaughtered by russian aggressors in bloody summer of 2008. Likewise "Czarstvo dukha", the recording sessions took place at the metropolitan conservatoire to achieve classical effect. Our comrade-in-arms Neuropa Records presented in June a split 7" "Saint George & the Dragon" EP (w/Horologium) to show Oda Relicta's martial roots and a deep national folk tradition in union with religious zeal. The year brought forth the 4th album, the 2nd martial one, "Holy Alliance", the most versatile in the marches performance and martial orchestrations by the Zhytomyr Military Brass Orchestra alongside the local Chamber Orchestra, and the Ensemble of an Ancient Music mastery in neo-classical and folk passages respectively. "Holy Alliance" production started with a 7" featured by While Angels Watch "V-Day!" EP, the best known triumphant march on the territory of former ussr (composed by D. Tukhmanov, 1970's). It is still considered to be a musical manifestation of victory over fascism and is performed at official celebrations and mayday memorial dates in most of the post soviet countires. To Oda Relicta this march is as well a manifestation of victory over another plague of the past century - communism because it is red fascism. The CD was taken care of by Twilight Records. The EP single due to the label's crisis has never been released. A requiem collaboration with Mykhayil A.Shukh "Lux Aeterna" mCD, an elegiac classical performance dedicated to the victims of the 1932-1933 famine in Ukraine, released at the dawn of 2011 by a loyal Twilight Records label. A liturgical mCD "Saint Sebastian / Sphinx the Perched", an uplifting and macabre litany to the saint and the beast, is taken care of by a growing Chinese label MidNight Records.
Oda Relicta took part in a compilation "[FatheR:LanD]" released in early June by Steinklang Industries and Beverina & W.A.R. Productions/Beverina Productions.
Planned: an in-depth martial and liturgical opus "Ukrainian Insurgent Army", due out on the 70th anniversary (1942-2012) since UIA's foundation: October, the 14th, 2012. The record will comprise insurgent marches, patriotic chants, and folk litanies alongside a thematic bilingual (UKR/ENG) prospect. Confirmed label to manifacture and distribute the release is Steinklang Industries.
2012 "Ukrainian Insurgent Army" CD/Boxset CD/Bag & Flag Boxset CD+3" CD-r/Steinklang Industries
2012 v/a "[FatheR:LanD]" CD/Steinklang Industries/Beverina & W.A.R. Productions/Beverina Productions
2011 "Saint Sebastian/Sphinx the Perched" mCD/MidNight Productions
2011 "Lux Aeterna" CD/Twilight Records/Gradual Hate Records
2010 "Holy Alliance" CD/Twilight Records
2009 "Saint George & the Dragon" w/Horologium 7" Split/Neuropa Records
2009 "Leper Mass" CD/Twilight Records
2008 "Czarstvo dukha" CD/Neuropa Records
2007 "The Crown & the Plough" CD/Neuropa Records
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