Liholesie is a solo project from Russia that plays an instruemntal mixture of ethnic, folk, ritual music and dark ambient and this is a review of his self released 2018 ep "Fables"
Nature sounds start off the ep along with some atmospheric drones in the background before adding in neo folk elements onto the recording while t he synths also bring in a great amount of dark ambient elements as well as a great amount of programmed beats and all of the music is instrumental.
When percussion is utilized it gives the music more of an ethnic, shamanistic and ritualistic atmosphere while a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with a decent amount of Slavic folk instruments and acoustic guitars are also added onto the closing track.
Liholesie plays a musical style that takes folk, ethnic, ritual and dark ambient and mixes them together to create a sound of his own while also keeping everything instrumental and the production sounds very dark.
In my opinion Liholesie is a very great sounding mixture of ethic, folk, ritual music and dark ambient and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACK "North". 8 out of 10.