Garpiya (The Harpy)

by FS PROJEKT

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Since day one of his creative odyssey Efes has been guided by a maxim he has coined himself: "better less but more often and of higher quality" and thus he has been consistent in bringing new releases to his audience, no matter what. Well, 2015 is no exception and with a feeling of pride for a big deal accomplished, Efes is happy to present yet another FS PROJEKT release - the Garpiya (The Harpy) EP!

For FS PROJEKT this EP is a logical next step in the general fantasy-metal creative aesthetic development. All the songs of this release can be characterized by tunefulness, the complexity and at the same time harmony of both instrumental and vocal arrangements, high intensity of lyrics and their delivery. Yet the overall tone is a bit darker and heavier as a result of the evolution of Efes' approach to the project's sound.

This new FS PROJEKT EP comprises three songs: Garpiya [The Harpy] (a so-called "anti-love song", incidentally based on a true story), Shest Strün [Six Strings] (a general reflection on the place and role of music and creative work) and Bagroviy Parus [The Crimson Sail] (inspired by Robin Hobb's The Farseer Trilogy).

It is noteworthy that it is in this release that Efes is coming out for the first time as a backing vocalist, having recorded the second voice for the interlude of the Shest Strün song.

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released 01 September 2015

Efes: music, lyrics, arrangements, guitars, bass, samples, backing vocals, production, keyboard sound design

Featuring:
Oleg Mishin: vocals, production, keyboard sound design
Paweł "Pawulon" Jaroszewicz: drums
Anna Mishina: vocals
Mikhail Trubetskov: sample processing

Choirs: Oleg Mishin, Anna Mishina

Electric guitars, bass & samples recorded at: FS-Studio // Efes
Drums recorded at: JNS Studio (ex-Progresja Studio) // Paweł Janos Grabowski
Vocals & choirs recorded at: O.M.-Studio // Oleg Mishin
Keyboard sound design made at: O.M.-Studio // Efes & Oleg Mishin
Samples processed at: EOL Studios // Mikhail Trubetskov
Electric guitars & bass reamped at: CosmosStudio // Arkadiy Navaho & Efes
Mixed & mastered at: Navaho Hut Studio // Arkadiy Navaho

Artwork & Graphic Design
Concept: Efes
Artwork & graphic design: Pavel Kurbanov (Pavel Kurbanov Design Studio)
Photos: Tatyana Shagina, Jan Fronczak
Post-processing of photos: Pavel Chistyakov, Jan Fronczak, Pavel Kurbanov

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FS PROJEKT Moscow, Russia

FS PROJEKT is the result of the creative effort and cooperation of its mastermind Efes with Oleg Mishin, a renowned Russian musician.

Efes comes out in it as the author of music, lyrics and arrangements as well as a guitarist and a bassist. Oleg Mishin’s province is that of a producer and a vocalist.

FS PROJEKT’s music can be described epic fantasy-metal.
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Track Name: Garpiya (The Harpy)
GARPIYA (THE HARPY)
EP “Garpiya” (The Harpy)
Music, arrangements and original Russian lyrics by Efes
English unrhymed translation by Efes
© 2015, All Rights Reserved

You have torn off the veil of my dreams,
And laid my fears bare…
You have raked up my soul
And brought back my deathbed cry…
You’re a thing of the past, but I still hear
Your black wings flapping above my head…
Your song – the vulture’s squawk –
Has shattered my life…

Your claws have sunk into my eyes!!!
My blood is in my tears!!!

Fly away into eternal darkness,
Into the obscurity of the past, into your grave!
Keep on crying, die in tears in the crypt of days long gone!!!
You, “darling”, are banished from paradise forevermore!!!

Your vulturine face is what I see
In every dream night after night…
Your words full of venom
Stream into and poison me…
Demon, you hold me firm
In your vile nets…
You fill my life
With the darkness of the days long gone!!!

Your claws have sunk into my eyes!!!
My blood is in my tears!!!

Fly away into eternal darkness,
Into the obscurity of the past, into your grave!
Keep on crying, die in tears in the crypt of days long gone!!!
You, “darling”, are banished from paradise forevermore!!!

The harpy hovers over me as death’s shadow
And tears open my old wounds with her flaming scythe!!!

You went away,
Having left me here to rot!
But you are back
To drink my blood again!
And the die was cast
For me!
And here I am standing
One step short of insanity!!!

Your claws have sunk into my eyes!!!
My blood is in my tears!!!

Fly away into eternal darkness,
Into the obscurity of the past, into your grave!
Keep on crying, die in tears in the crypt of days long gone!!!
You, “darling”, are banished from paradise forevermore!!!

Fly away! Depart, I say!
Track Name: Shest Strün (Six Strings)
SHEST STRÜN (SIX STRINGS)
EP “Garpiya” (The Harpy)
Music, arrangements and original Russian lyrics by Efes
English unrhymed translation by Efes
© 2015, All Rights Reserved

Your castles are
Turned to dust!
There’s no escape –
All the bridges are burnt!
The bitterness of insults
Is choking you…
But a spark is still smoldering in your heart!

Six strings of your soul!
Six strings of fierce hope!
Six guitar strings will shatter the silence
With the blazing fire of a dream!

Pain is clawing
And ripping you apart…
Your mind – feeble and flawed –
Is failing you.
Death is beckoning you
With its bony hand…
It is only your heart that keeps screaming: “STOP!”

Six strings of your soul!
Six strings of fierce hope!
Six guitar strings will shatter the silence
With the blazing fire of a dream!

And in the darkest hour,
When all desires have already died,
When your chest is fractured by
The spikes of incomprehension,
And all your friends
Turn out to be foes,
It is only music that will save you,
Warmed you with harmonics…

The storm is behind,
The horizon is clear!
You are steering your raft
To a peaceful harbour!
And when a storm
Tears the skies,
The will to live will win again!

Six strings of your soul!
Six strings of fierce hope!
Six guitar strings will shatter the silence
With the blazing fire of a dream!
Track Name: Bagroviy Parus (The Crimson Sail)
BAGROVIY PARUS (THE CRIMSON SAIL)
EP “Garpiya” (The Harpy)
Music, arrangements and original Russian lyrics by Efes
English unrhymed translation by Efes
© 2015, All Rights Reserved

Mother Earth is moaning gently…
A wave is rising…
And there, far away, a crimson sail
Is painting the skies blood-red…

Warrior, you stand alone
By the power of the King…
As he summoned you and ordered
To deliver the Six Lands from Evil…

Night Wolf is howling somewhere in the woods -
His howl is the voice of your oath and duty…
You will cover all your foes with a shroud of death -
(Because) From the very cradle you are a royal assassin!

You are watching the sea waves rise and fall,
While fear and sorrow reign ashore…
Your faithful Wolf bares its teeth,
And your anger is straining to break free!

So here…in chains and shackles…
In the darkness of a dungeon…
Here I am...
With my body ruined by torture…
And my prince has gone away
In search of the dragons of yore…
A traitor has seized your throne,
And banished all your faithful servants…

I know no fear…
There is poison on my lips…
Farewell, my love…
We shall not meet again…
Farewell!!!

I shall never forget you!
You are my first, only and eternal love!
My heart aches, and tears are running down my cheeks…
I still remember you, my love!

Night Wolf is howling somewhere in the woods -
His howl is the voice of your oath and duty…
You will return from the grave and with a firm hand
Punish all those who destroyed you!

So this is it, the traitor is vanquished,
And your prince has brought the dragons back…
He has banished the crimson sail,
But had to trade his crown for dragon scales…

But still there is no freedom for you…
There are only walls around…
Your mentor summons you,
And here you are serving the Queen…

Night Wolf is howling somewhere in the woods -
His howl is the voice of your oath and duty…
You will cover all your foes with a shroud of death -
(Because) From the very cradle you are a royal assassin!

Night Wolf is howling in the moonlight…
Farseer, raise your sword and keep following your path!
Follow the Fool, and he’ll show you a place
Where you’ll find peace and home!