In Scottish Edinburgh, the grandiose singer of the Moscow Art Trio, Sergey Starostin, made this impressive recording with four highly unusual female voices, using no instrumental accompaniment whatsoever. It is not an ordinary collection of songs. The album consists of just one composition, in which Russian and Bulgarian traditions are blended together in a surprising new way. Mikhail Alperin, the musical director, managed to combine four folk-songs from both Russia and Bulgaria with different story lines into a whole. As a result, “Journey” is sound healing for overburdened, overworked minds – in other words, for almost all of us.