Lineup

Viktor Zhalnin - vocals, keyboard, dulcimer
Anatolii Zhalnin - guitar
Sergii Khodorchuk - bass-guitar, ocarinas
Dmytro Diachenko - drums, throat singing

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Ukrainian instruments mixed with metal music and ambient parts with heavy and quiet ancient vocals. The atmosphere of the music is strange, mystic in the same time it is really easy to listen. There is really special thing about Motanka . It was a kniting doll that ancient Ukrainians used as the sacred overseer. It was without the face because it related to ancestors and to still hadn’t borned souls. Having been for a long time abroad, the musicians had took an interest in the authentic culture of their motherland. Thats why new instruments and slavic etno-motives came in the music and made it more sensible and unusual. Therefore the whole performance became so important as the music itself. Now Motanka has new material to record and a new concert program.