The album features collaboration with previous co-creators Mujuice and Graciela Maria as well as Los Angeles rapper BLU and Azari III ex-vocalist Starving Yet Full.
According to Dovgal, The Aura was inspired by extensive trips around Asia, hip-hop, jazz music of the 70’s, indie pop, ethnic African sounds and all kinds of electronic music. Pavel has also drawn influences from artists like Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes, Miles Davis, Alice Coltrane, Bjork, Thom Yorke, Tony Scott and Curtis Mayfield.
“The Aura and the belief in it can be found in almost all cultures in one form or another,” says Dovgal of this, his first work since his 2013 release Jesu Song (feat John LaMonica). “An aura is a luminous radiational halo surrounding a person or object. It is said that all objects and all living things manifest such an aura. In other respects the aura has also been described as a map of the thoughts and feelings surrounding a person. Pieced together from sounds and samples from all over the globe, the album’s aim is to charge listeners with harmony and a feeling of connectedness to the world. Reflecting on his own attitude towards life and the importance of inner balance, I attempt to share some of the spiritual experiences he made while traveling.”
In 2013 he released Bedouin on his own label Monoclockmusic. Pavel’s music is a trip into a fable and his medium is the music of different genres: electronica, folktronica, bass, glitch & sample cuts, hip hop, wonky and downbeat all brought together to form a montage of pictures. His work is freely spirited with hints of feelings, allusions, enigma and mystery. So far in his career Pavel has already worked with such renowned Russian and international musicians such as Robot Koch, John LaMonica, Mujuice, Long Arm, Assai Band, Ta-Ku, Pixelord, Graciela Maria, Ruslan Gadzhimuradov and the Synergy Orchestra.
The Aura is out worldwide on limited grey-marbled vinyl. Take a listen to title track The Aura below:
01 Floating Beams
02 The Aura Feat. Blu
04 Inspiration / Inner Beauty
05 Euphoria Feat. Starving Yet Full
06 Waiting For The Sun
07 Quency Feat. Mujuice
08 The Soul Of Mbira
09 Changes feat. Graciela Maria
11 The Highest
12 Euphoria (Bonus- Instrumental)
13 The Aura (Bonus- Instrumental)
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