Gripping Single Release 'Two' by Electronic Pioneer Deep Forest feat. Soprano opera singer Maria Matveeva

By Alex Brown - 4.6.18

Soprano opera singer Maria Matveeva together with well-known French Grammy-award-winning composer and producer Eric Mouquet aka Deep Forest present a three-track EP titled "Siberian Trilogy Project" inspired by the harmony and magic of Siberia, birthplace of the singer.

Since 1992, Deep Forest has been dubbed as pioneers of “ethnic electronica”, mixing ethnic with electronic sounds and dance beats or chillout beats. Nominated for a Grammy Award in 1994 for Best World Music Album, and in 1995 he won the Award for the album Boheme. Deep Forest also became World Music Awards Winner - French group with the highest 1995 world sales, with having sold over 10 million album copies to date.

Matveeva has taken on many theatre productions in Italy, Austria, Russia, Slovenia, performing roles such as Tamara, in “The Demon” by A. Rubinstein,  Tatjana, in “Eugene Onegin” by P. I. Tchaikovsky , Madame Silberclang in “Der Schauspieldirektor “ and  Fiordiligi  in ” Cosi’ fan tutte” by W. A. Mozart , Anne Frank in “The Diary of Anne Frank” by G. Frid and many others.

Maria Matveeva & Deep Forest’s first  single “TWO” is an experience like no other; the song’s protagonist, Maria Voldina is a living shaman, well-known poet and guardian of the Khanty people’s wonderful culture whom I met after many years. Matveeva’s perfectly synced and layered vocals bring in minimalist electronics, reminding us that Western scales do not always define songwriting. Matveeva’s haunting vocals flow like silk against Deep Forest’s concise production, holding a perfect balance of ebb and flow of light electronics, comfortable basslines and of course, Maria’s perplexing vocal delivery.

Listen to the collaboration of Deep Forest & Maria Matveeva below

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