Format: CDr, Limited Edition
Released: 13 Apr 2009
Style: Dark Ambient, Tribal, Drone, Folk, Ambient
Style: Gothic, Ambient, Tribal
Band Members: Stefan Hertrich, Yana yeva
Profile: SHIVA IN EXILE is a new age/oriental/gothic project started in 2003 by former PC game soundtrack composer and DARKSEED vocalist/songwriter Stefan Hertrich (Munich/Germany). The debut album "Ethnic" was released in the same year by the Canadian label Trostlos Records. In 2004, the album won the Just Plain Folks Music Award in the category "Best New Age/World Album 2004".Finally, after 5 years, the second album "Nour" (the arabic word for "light") saw the light of day, being released on Hertrich’s own label Listen&Think Publishing (July 2008) and several license partners (later this year). "Nour" has a running time of 70 minutes and includes the bonus track "Bullet" featuring Hanine Hannousch from Beirut/Lebanon who wrote a poem with the same name during the Lebanese/Israelian war (summer 2006) in bombed Beirut."Nour" is an innovative mix of modern Gothic/Electro/Soundtrack and ethnic/oriental elements (dozens of stringed, woodwind and percussion instruments from the Near East, Africa and native America). In combination with the unique, original vocal performance of Yana Veva (St. Petersburg/Russia) this album became extremely energetic and mystic but yet warm and sensitive, inviting the listener to a spiritually uplifting experience.
Style: Tribal, Dark Ambient