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Sorrowful and grand debut album by funeral doom band VOUNA evokes a devastating and beautiful journey of becoming the last person on earth. Razor sharp tremolo picked guitars cut through the heart like a knife. Mournfully sung vocals and cinematic melodies are combined with crushing doom drums, while layers of primitive 90s digital synths conjure a lush and rugged soundscape.

All music was composed and all instruments performed by Vouna frontwoman Yianna Bekris (previously of Vradiazei, Eigenlicht, and Sadhaka). The music was inspired and influenced by Finnish funeral doom, English masters My Dying Bride, Eastern European black metal, and Greek folk music.

Vouna was recorded entirely at the WITTR studio, Owl Lodge, which is located at the edge of an ancient forest in Olympia, WA. Nathan of WITTR collaborated with Yianna to create the artwork, which mixes archaic Hellenic mythic images with Cascadian atmospheres.

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released November 9, 2018

All music and lyrics composed by Yianna Bekris
Guitar, synths, drums, bass guitar, vocals, acoustic guitar, flute performed by Yianna Bekris
Produced, recorded, and mixed in Fall 2017 at the Owl Lodge by Ethan Camp, Yianna Bekris, Aaron Weaver, and Nathan Weaver
Mastered by Dan Lowndes
Cover artwork by Nathan Weaver and Yianna Bekris
Layout by Nathan Weaver, Yianna Bekris and Chimère Noire
Logo by Lord Hoelzel
Band photo by Marrow
Special thanks to Caitlin Fate, Autumn Kassel, Lord Hoelzel, and Marrow for being part of the live line-up.


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Track Name: A Place to Rest
Rain on the ground
And the crowns of the trees
Wind through the leaves
From the highlands
To the sea

Sun twists around
Moon on its way again
Hands to the sky
Begging please
Let me rest

In the stars I can see your eyes
In the dirt I can feel your hands
On my face I can feel your tears
Meandering rivers cut the land

In the wind I can hear your voice
Whispering in my ear so sweetly
I have finally found you again
Carved in the ashes of reality
Track Name: Last Dream
Daughter, dream last dream

I found you
In the bend next to the river
At the end of winter

Down the hill from the meadow
And the cliff overlooking the stream

Daughter, dream your last dream
Rest your eyes and your tired body
At peace, cold, in the snow, at the end of winter
Track Name: Drowning City
Drowned by the rising sea
One final destiny
One final fate
Beneath the waves

Ancient drowning city
Underwater beauty
Jewel in the sand
Peaceful, silent

Winds of the sea
Mar the city
Sands of time
Sands of time
Drown the city
Track Name: You Took Me
You have took me
Oh, you took me
To the end
To the end

You rise and you fall
The last time you feel alive
You rise and you fall

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