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The old mill in the mill folk-rock

April 18 2006

Mill Group has existed since the end of 1999. But the history of the band started a lot earlier. With the penetration of creativity, RR Tolkien in Russia began to appear first stirrings of such a flow, as "reformism".

In 1996, a remarkable group of "Till Eulenspiegel." Founded her Ruslan Komlyakov - personality, of course, a sign, but not to him our story. The repertoire of "Til Eulenspiegel" consisted of a medieval menestrelskih ballads with a leading acoustics. After just a couple of years, the team joined and female vocals. With the charming voice of pretty girls Helavisa group increasingly came to resemble Blackmore's Night.

The new line-up, "Till Eulenspiegel" to increase their success. Helavisa (Natalia O'Shea) was not only a strong voice. She had the gift of writing music and lyrics, and soon the repertoire of the group significantly upgraded. So on this track: "Highlander", "Olga", "Snake", "Mora". A little later - "The Way of sleep," "Werewolf," "the north", "Lord Gregory", "Winter". All these songs were included on the first album, "Mill", but it will be later than 5 years later. And while "Till Eulenspiegel" reveled in his fame and gave sold-out concerts at clubs in the capital.

The crisis occurred in October 1999, after a concert. The conflict is long overdue, and the denouement does not make them wait. Flutist Natalia Filatova, again without getting laid for a concert fees, said Ruslan his resignation from the group. According to her feet and proceeded to the other participants. The band broke up.

Here Natalia and display their leadership qualities. Calling a number of musicians, she offered to re-establish the group, but without Ruslan Komlyakova. All gladly agreed. So a group of "Windmill." The first concert of the "Ex-Till Eulenspiegel" was held at "Outpost" on Oct. 29, 1999.

The composition gradually updated and recording their debut album "The Way sleep began to look like this: Helavisa - vocal, Dean Nigmatullin - cello, Natalia Filatova - flute, Alex hoes - guitar, Alexander Stepanov - guitar, Natalia Masevnina - violin, Roman Lutoslavsky - percussion . The first album included only a small portion of the executable "mill" songs.

Through the song "Windmills" You'll have lost the romance, the medieval atmosphere of holidays begins to reign in your heart. The sounds of acoustic guitar and violin in his chest flared up a little kosterok feelings. In the work of the group are not only texts Helavisa, Leschi Sapkova and Filatova, but also poems such classics as Gumilev ("Olga", "Serpent") and Marina Tsvetaeva ("Goddess Ishtar").

Their fifth birthday group noted the release of «Master of the Mill» (2004), a homemade EP includes songs and are not included in the debut album. The disc has sold just 1000 copies and a donkey on the shelves "folkovikov. The band's popularity grew with each passing year, and from the new album "Pass," the group took part in the festival "Invasion". The biggest festival in Russia, the constant rotation on radio stations and thousands of fans made of the "mill" the flagship of national folk-rock.

Away went the boat on the river,
For thee, my song wind bore;
I waited, waited, I overlooked the eyes,
But it was covered with ice so a wide reach.

In October 2005, took the biggest concert of the group. It took place within the walls of the legendary DK Gorbunova to mark sixth anniversary. Hall has collected about 4000 spectators, and the "Mill" has played an extended set list of 25 tracks.Complete unity with the audience - so you can describe the live performance group. Sung by heart, "Lord of mountain roads", "Highlander" and "On the way to sleep" brought us a real pleasure.

History repeats itself, it is clear such a fate for the team "Windmill." A new split sounded like a thunderbolt. Attempts to modernize the sound led to the rejection of this process, the majority of the team. So, a group of "Sylphs", but that's another story.

The other day on April 21 in KFOR MAI held a concert band "The Mill", entitled "Spring saga." Do not miss your chance.

Over the marsh fog, howling cover their tracks;
I would have thought that was drunk - so drunk only cold water
From a pitcher that you gave me, walking in the road
From which I'll never go back, wait - do not wait, never go back ...

Васильева Камилла

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