10 years ago I visited Russia for the first time, together with Frans de Waard. We were invited by Dmitry Vasilyev, whom I had been in touch with through email. We exchanged CD's and discussed music. His invitation gave me the opporunity to get to know a country I had not visited before, to play concerts and meet other musicicans and music lovers. We stayed in Dmitry's (and his mother's) appartment in the suburbs of Moscow. I remember him cooking pasta with a tomato sauce, made by his mother of the tomatoes from her datcha's garden. A year or two later Dmitry visited me in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and stayed wit me for a couple of days. I remember him playing with my sons, who liked him a lot and taking long walks through the city together. These are very fond memories of a man, whose passion for music and distributing it by organising concerts, releasing it and writing about it has now tragically come to an end.
Rest in peace, my friend.
All field recordings for this track were made in 2008 in Russia.