Theodosii Spassov & Ivan Shopov – InFusion

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Theodosii Spassov – kaval, voice
Ivan Shopov – programming, guitar, recording and mixing
Arrangements: Theodosii Spassov and Ivan Shopov

With special guests:
Mino Cinelu: percussions in 9
Erik Truffaz: trumpet in 4
Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer: vocals in 8
Grzech Piotrowski: saxophone in 5 and 7
Dimitar Bodurov: piano in 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 10
Merlin Ettore: drums in 7
Avigeya: vocals in 10
Ivan Andreev: drums in 4
Asa Carson: programming in 5

Mastering by Shawn Hatfield (Audible Oddities, USA)
Cover photo: Alexander Ivanov
Graphic design: Fontfabric and Lora Shopova
Produced by Theodosii Spassov and Ivan Shopov
Released by Etheraudio Records

  1. Anticipation feat. Dimitar Bodurov 04:10
  2. The Lost Whales feat. Dimitar Bodurov 04:52
  3. Humility feat. Dimitar Bodurov 04:02
  4. The Cloud Creator feat Erik Truffaz, Dimitar Bodurov and Ivan Andreev 04:59
  5. Dad’s Portrait feat. Grzech Piotrowski and Asa 03:48
  6. Infusion feat. Dimitar Bodurov 03:18
  7. I Fly Forward feat. Grzech Piotrowski and Merlin Ettore 04:01
  8. Silent Song feat. Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer 03:44
  9. The Technique of Ecstasy feat Mino Cinelu 03:42
  10. We’ll Stay In Touch feat. Avigeya and Dimitar Bodurov 04:28

Theodosii Spassov and Ivan Shopov have created a fertile music environment, generously and carefully nurtured by the piano of regular collaborator Dimitar Bodurov, whose work is to be found in most of the pieces. With a foundation as solid as this one, the music has been granted the freedom to go anywhere – be that the ecstatic heights of ‘I Fly Forward’ (featuring both saxophone player Grzech Piotrowski and drummer Merlin Ettore), the dreamy explosion of ‘The Cloud Creator’ (featuring Erik Truffaz on trumpet) or the introvert serenity, capsulated in ‘Dad’s Portrait’ (featuring mesmerising programming by ASA and once again Piotrowski).

InFusion merges different genres and a variety of music traditions. Thanks to the plethora of world-renowned guest artists involved, you are equally welcome to approach it as a world jazz record or perceive it as a contemporary electronic fusion with breath-taking appearances by musicians who are not afraid to break both their own boundaries and those of music as a whole. Theodosii Spassov and Ivan Shopov have opened the door and let the wandering spirits in, thus turning their collaboration into a spectacular gathering of musical forces and an implosion of unique perceptions of sound. Without dominating or over-guiding the music, they’ve managed to glue it all together and preserve its pure energy. InFusion is a complex, multifaceted record that starts deceivingly calm and climaxes with beautiful and primal intensity.

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