Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Victoria Lukas/Zerkalo +

Victoria Lukas has two more collaborations to her credit you might be interested in. The first is with Alek Stark on his new album which can be heard here. In case your confused, this is the second track they have collaborated on recently.

The other is what might turn out to be a more permanent arrangement, a project called Lukas&Popstar, which is between her and Yeti Popstar which is worth hearing at the following links. I've also put extra links in the side bar for many of the side projects etc of Heinrich Muellers collaborators.

One of her solo projects, vita, also has a load of new tracks on her SoundCloud page.

A new version of the Zerkalo track, King("Одни на целом свете" Mix), has emerged with what I think is a semi official video. The title of the remix is a line from a poem and translates I think as ‘One in the whole world’. It is set to the opening sequence of Andrei Tarkovsky’s movie Mirror (1975) and features Julia Pello reciting verses by Arseny Tarkovsky from his poem "First Meetings". Arseny Alexandrovich Tarkovsky (1907 - 1989) was a prominent Soviet and Russian poet and translator. He is considered one of the great 20th century Russian poets. He was also the father of influential film director Andrei Tarkovsky whose film Mirror contains readings of his fathers poetry. As you know by now I never miss a chance to publish poetry on DRL, usually in connection with Zerkalo, so I have included the full translation in english below. I love the last line. be sure to scroll down for more on Zwischenwelt and Black Replica in this post.


We celebrated every moment
Of our meetings as epiphanies,
Just we two in all the world.
Bolder, lighter than a bird's wing,
You hurtled like vertigo
Down the stairs, leading
Through moist lilac to your realm
Beyond the mirror.

When night fell, grace was given me,
The sanctuary gates were opened,
Shining in the darkness
Nakedness bowed slowly;
Waking up, I said:
'God bless you!', knowing it
To be daring: you slept,
The lilac leaned towards you from the table
To touch your eyelids with its universal blue,
Those eyelids brushed with blue
Were peaceful, and your hand was warm.

And in the crystal I saw pulsing rivers,
Smoke-wreathed hills, and glimmering seas;
Holding in your palm that crystal sphere,
You slumbered on the throne,
And - God be praised! - you belonged to me.
Awaking, you transformed
The humdrum dictionary of humans
Till speech was full and running over
With resounding strength, and the word you
Revealed its new meaning: it meant king.
Everything in the world was different,
Even the simplest things - the jug, the basin -
When stratified and solid water
Stood between us, like a guard.

We were led to who knows where.
Before us opened up, in mirage,
Towns constructed out of wonder,
Mint leaves spread themselves beneath our feet,
Birds came on the journey with us,
Fish leapt in greeting from the river,
And the sky unfurled above...

While behind us all the time went fate,
A madman brandishing a razor.

Beta Evers has put up a Zwischenwelt page on her own website.

When I did my main article on Black Replica in 2008 I gave a link to an Alan Moore documentary at the end, which has since been taken down. In case you missed it someone has put it back up at this link. Does it tie in, quite possibly not outside my subjective opinion. I also found a rare live picture of Black Replica too for the archives.


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Blogger CineDuff said...

I think that pic is from my facebook page/photo album ( I brought my Holga on my first Euro vacation.

These pics are from when I saw them in 2007 in Ghent, Belgium at the Humans at Night party - hardly anybody was there unfortunately. I think I was the only one snapping photos...oh well...:)

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