I don’t know.
I am a slave obeying a voice inside her.
I dedicate this album to all Laz and Mingrelian people, to the
mountains, rivers, black hives and pear trees of the
Eastern Black Sea region, to chestnut blossoms and blackberries, to my mother who weeps every time she hears the song “Karmatte Gola Gza” (The Road to the Mill), to the spirits of everyone I love who are no longer alive, to the ghosts who inhabit the water mills of the Eastern Black Sea region, to bears who capture women and feed them honey in their caves, to life and to life and to life.
OUTIM Once Upon a Time in Mingrelia
Gerald Tylor ~ Story Teller
Roger Mills ~ Trumpets
Paul Wigens ~ Drums & Percussions
John Wigens ~ Guitar
Dan Moore ~ Piano & Keyboards
Dave Perry ~ Soprano & Tenor Saxaphones
Jim Barr ~ Bass, Synths
Paul Dunmall ~ Bag Pipe & Saxaphones
Bethany Porter ~ Cello
Gökçe Şahbaz ~ Flute
Music Director ~ Mircan
Executive Producer ~ Mircan
Produced and Mixed by Roger Mills at Eartrumpet Studio, Bristol, UK
Recorded by Jim Barr at J&J Studio, Bristol, UK
Final Edition, Sound Engineering and Mastering by Osman Kent at Songphonic Records,
Original Paintings by Arzu Başaran
Original Photography by Mircan, Deniz Akbulut, Erhan Kemal Kaya, Şebnem Üner
Graphic Art Design by İhsan Eroğlu at Arternatif
English/Turkish translators ~ Robert Johnson, Bill Bergman at www.turkishenglish.com
Turkish/English translators ~ Setenay Ece Kaia
English Editor ~ Vivienne Jepsen
Mingrelian-Laz Editor ~ İsmail Avcı Bucaklishi
Turkish Editor and Haikus ~ Pelin Özer
All tracks written by Mircan & Limbo
All stories by Mircan
Shipment will be made via Yurtici Cargo inside Turkey and standard PTT postal service worldwide which may take 7-10 days to deliver in Europe and 10-15 days to deliver in other continents.