Songstress and musician 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. In addition to her career as a lyric soprano in the Opera, Matveeva has experimented various musical genres. She is always on top of her game – and in the past she has collaborated with notable musicians such as Alessandro Alessandroni Jr, Alex Elena and David Bowie’s pianist, Mike Garson, notable for working with the likes of Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins, just to name a few. Matveeva’s latest delivery, “Siberian Trilogy Project” is an experiment with an innovative musical idea, which fused different styles: lyric voice, electronic sounds and the ethnic elements.
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.
On her latest venture with Deep Forest, Maria comments: “‘Two’ is about a unique and pure love interrupted by life’s adversities but kept alive in the souls and in the spirit of the forest, a magical place where the protagonist meets the spirit of her beloved.”