Original 2004 Release. Limited Edition. Brand New CD. Released on Los Angeles Indie Label The Moon Pierrot Republic. Arthur Mountaniol is Los Angeles-based rock musician extraordinaire. An innovative guitarist,composer and singer. A former leader of the Russian legendary avant-garde rock band 'The Moon Pierrot' (1986-1992. This artist has a wide array of interests that go far beyond those of a regular rock star. Having a unique vision, great music experience and erudition, he creates his music without any boundaries and fear of being misunderstood. His album "Shamania" is a phenomenon of a modern underground rock. It was inspired by the World's Shamanic music that is said to induce visions in audiences, separate a spirit from a body and send it to the upper World for an enlightenment (known as a soulflying), and also for it's healing effect achieved through a music performance and dancing that scare evil out of a sick person. Arthur Mountaniol has been interested in this phenomenon since 1991, when he still lived in Moscow (Russia). In 2000, already in Los Angeles, he started creating the music for this album. He's learned how to sing an Asian throat-singing - a vocal technique used by Tuva singers and Tibetan Monks, and by combining it with elements of hard rock, psychedelic, progressive and World music, he's achieved an unprecedented sound that has never been produced by any rock artist before. As a matter of fact, this album still remains a one-of-a-kind.