Doc & Lena Selyanina (2 Albums, 2 Tracks)
- Doc Selyanina
- Lena Selyanina
Doc debuted on netlabel Musictrade's Sola Muusika 2005 compilation (MT001) followed by a full album release Distant Transmissions - Ambient Reflections on Bach (MT002) in co-operation with the Russian pianist Lena Selyanina. In July 2005 Doc performed in Norberg 2005 electronic music festival in a Musictrade showcase and contributed two tracks to Musictrade's Norberg 2005 Field Mixes album (MT003).
In November 2005 Doc released his second ambient co-creation with Lena Selyanina: An Island of Joy (In a Sea of Electronic Dreams) (MT004), containing ambient meditations on Claude Debussy's 'water music'. Later same month he contributed two tracks to Musictrade's New Orleans tribute album Requiems for a Submerged City (MT005). Doc finished his productive year 2005 with a lighthearted dance album Nein Absolut Nicht (MT006) built on the soundworld from a single episode of the German police series 'Der Alte'.
In March 2006 Doc and Lena Selyanina released their third neoclassical ambient album: Noble, Sentimental and Ambient Waltzes (MT008), inspired by Maurice Ravel's series of waltzes for the piano. The fourth album of Doc and Lena, Echoes from an Engulfed Cathedral (MT011), came out in January 2007. Like their earlier 'An Island of Joy' this album was also inspired by Claude Debussy's music. In December 2007 the two released their fifth album, Nangilima (MT015), an ambient work inspired by Dmitri Shostakovich's piano music and focusing on the theme of childhood's joys, fears and fantasies.
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