Faith is an integral part of Moscow's Gayana project, whose members are both grateful and committed to God. Other beliefs, however, transpire in releases from Ukrainian and Latvian musicians this week.
As Moscow's InWhite produce a debut album, their reliance upon supportive crowdfunding is evident. A related degree of civic faith, however, is sometimes less manifest in the work of other artists.
One of the bands under discussion here draws upon the symbolism of Persephone. That same imagery of simultaneous darkness and light, both death and rejuvenation, can be applied to the hard, risky work of other outfits.