Presenting you the song «Kryla» — the first single from the upcoming album of the Ukrainian band Obiymy Doschu, «Son», which will be released on November 17th, 2017. This is a song about overcoming the fear of the unknown and persistently walking forward, beyond the edge of comfort and routine, even in the hardest moments of life.

The song was mixed by Bruce Soord — a British musician and sound producer, the frontman of the band The Pineapple Thief, also known for his work with grandes of modern progressive rock such as Opeth, Anathema, Katatonia, Riverside, Tesseract and Blackfield. Mastering was done by Steve Kitch of Audiomaster and The Pineapple Thief.

Music, lyrics, and this page were written by Vladimir Agafonkin. Arrangements by Obiymy Doschu. Background photo with birds by Samuel Zeller.

Click on any instrument to find out more about how it was recorded. Song download: mp3.

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Lead vocals were performed by the frontman of the band, Vladimir Agafonkin. Recorded at LipkyZvukozapys studio by Vadyk Lazarev (of 5 Vymir).

Recording of the lead vocals both started and ended with this song.

Male back vocals were performed by the frontmand of the band, Vladimir Agafonkin, and recorded at LipkyZvukozapys studio by Vadyk Lazarev (of 5 Vymir).

Female back vocals were performed by a wonderful vocalist and vocal teacher Olga Skripova (ex. Marvel, Singwell Studio) and recorded at LipkyZvukozapys studio by Vadyk Lazarev (of 5 Vymir).

Acoustic guitars were performed by the frontman of the band, Vladimir Agafonkin, and recorded at JustStudio by Ivan Lubyanyi.

We recorded two beautiful guitars for this song — a modern Martin GPCPA1 an a vintage '73 Gibson J-200.

Drums were performed by the band's drummer Yaroslav Gladilin and recorded at Different Sound studio by Vitaliy Kandyba.

The recording took place at a big school hall, and drums were the first instrument to be recorded for the album “Son”.

The bass guitars were performed by the band's bass player Mykola Kryvonos and recorded at JustStudio by Artem Bondarenko (of Orgia Pravednikov).

We used Rickenbacker 4003 Bass, 6 microphones, and two gear stacks — a bass stack and an additional guitar stack.

Electric guitars were performed by the band's guitarist Aleksey Katruk and recorded at JustStudio by Ivan Lubyanyi and Alexey Burkov (of Orgia Pravednikov), and additionally at LipkyZvukozapys studio by Vadyk Lazarev (of 5 Vymir).

We used 4 electric guitars for this song (Gibson LP Custom 1968, Greco LP 1984, Fender Stratocaster 1990 and Fender Telecaster 60th Diamond Anniversary) and a whole host of guitar amplifiers and cabinets (Bogner, Rivera, Marshall, Messa), and a FuseFactory effects pedal from SAZ.

Strings were recorded in two sets — a quartet and a trio — at Bambrafone studio by sound engineer Denis Yambor.

String arrangements were written by the band's frontman Vladimir Agafonkin and the bass player Mykola Kryvonos.

Strings were performed by:

Viola parts were performed by the band's violist Olena Nesterovska and recorded at Bambrafone studio by Denis Yambor.

Flute parts were performed by a wonderful musician from Odessa, Boris Khodorkovskiy, and recorded at RY Records studio by Igor Rabinovich.

The flute was the final piece of the puzzle for the song — it was recorded last, and written just a week before it was recorded.

For a full orchestra effect, we additionally wrote parts for trumpets, French horn, trombone, clarinet and oboe, programmed for a woodwinds and brass sample library.

The piano parts were performed by the band's keyboardist Yevhen Dubovyk and recorded at the band's home studio by Mykola Kryvonos.

We used Nord Stage 2 as the piano instrument.

The percussion parts were performed by the band's drummer Yaroslav Gladilin and recorded at the Soundplant Studio by Anton Blashchuk.

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