Mahi Bukimi – The Forests of Kur Zeme [SLNT004]

The album guides the listener into the impressive and psychedelic trips through the forests around the Baltic sea, through the leaves and lakes, through baroque forest lights, the stars and the shadows, where you will never feel alone, where all the way at warm summer nights and foggy autumn mornings is full of beautiful emotions and transparent feelings – the things, that are not changing with the centuries.“Kur Zeme” is a project of Mahi Bukimi, started at 2003. Stylistic directions of it can be described in many ways – neoclassic, synth-ambient with the elements of nature music, as well as psychedelic improvisations, new age and impressionism. It is hard to define the feeling of roomy seas and forests, karmic emptiness and joy, gothic and infospace, if you are using the rational words Composer leaves this “task” to the listeners. “Kur Zeme” is a word play in Latvian. “Kurzeme“ is one of the historical districts of Latvia, but “kur zeme” means “where the land is”. Artist is looking for the balance in using modern equipment and feeling the nature, making an electronic music and composing in traditions of the baroque musician.

  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 1. Harmony of Wood and Stone [06:24]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 2. Water in the Mirror [04:30]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 3. Sleep through the Leaves [02:33]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 4. Air of the Ground [02:31]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 5. Hidden Reservoirs of the Forests [04:19]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 6. Solar Wind [02:40]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 7. Change of the Season [05:45]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 8. Space East [06:52]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 9. Electrified Rain [03:06]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 10. Flashing of Light [04:12]

30 Oct 2009
2000 introduced musician to the soviet era analog synthesizers and endless improvisations on piano... 2001-2003 were the years of creating and developing the sound studio at media laboratory of the Culture and Information centre K@2 at Liepaja, LV. It was a time of making music for performances and films. A lot of audio-visual workshops took a place at Medialab. Interest for the elements of classical music, played on strings and piano through the digital processing effects, also appeared there, as well as many other experimental ideas. An interactive sound exhibition (actually first in Latvia) at the Contemporary Arts gallery 'K.Maxla', Liepaja (2003) – had the idea to analyse the information in the objects around us. This experiment followed the creative friendship with Derek Holzer (NL) - a partner for the trips into the ‘Zona’ at 2001-2003, ( Than, Mahi Bukimi was an artist of the ‘Kolka music’ label for some time (‘Yoshio Mashida meets Kolka music artists’, ‘Sound Forest’, ‘Microstraava’, ‘2 Annas’). Since 2006 collaborating with Kriipis Tulo as the Astrowind project ( At spring 2007 the first EP of Astrowind was released by the russian netlable Electrosound. During 2007-2009 Astrowind released 6 more albums on such a labels as Resting Bell, 12rec, Silent Flow and Musica Excentrica, participating in a different compilations as well. In spring 2008 together with Kriipis Tulo the soundtrack to the 'Dreamers', a new exhibition of popular Latvian painter Ritums Ivanovs, was presented at the 'Riga Gallery'. V/A 'In Memoriam Andrey Tarkovsky' LP [EXC015] was released by Musica Excentrica in 2008, Astrowind took a part there with 'Autumn Drifting'. The album 'Kurland' [RB074] is currently the latest work on this project.