Galya Bisengalieva - 'Aralkum' on OLI

Wanted to mention an amazing project which I was lucky enough to do the mixing for - here’s the info from Galya herself:

Very excited to announce I’ll be releasing my new album ‘Aralkum’ with One Little Independent Records this year

I wanted to draw attention to one of the worst human-made environmental disasters on the planet, the shrinking of the Aral Sea.

Situated in Central Asia, it was once the fourth largest lake in the world. But the rivers that fed the Aral were diverted by Soviet irrigation projects from the 1960s. It has been disappearing ever since.

By 1997, it had diminished to ten percent of its original size and satellite images captured by NASA in August of 2014 revealed that - for the first time in modern history - the Eastern basin of the Aral Sea had dried up completely, a region now known as the Aralkum desert.

Thanks so much to everybody who was part of the album making :green_heart:

Credits :

Published by One Little Independent Records
Music produced by Robert Ames and Ben Corrigan
Mixed by Robert Soma-Lewis at Ambient Works
Mastered by Skye Mastering - Denis Blackham
Recorded at NOMAD Music Productions

Contrabass flute performed by Pasha Mansurov

Aerial Imagery Provided by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

New single from the album is now available on all platforms:

Pre order of the album can be found here:


I had no idea about the Aral Sea.

Lovely music. Can’t wait to hear the whole thing and explore more of her work.

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