The Mystery Of The Bulgarian Voices will release their first album of new studio recordings in over two
decades in late May. Better known to many as Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, ‘BooCheeMish’ sees the
esteemed Bulgarian choir performing together with erstwhile 4AD Records label mate Lisa Gerrard
(co-founder of the duo Dead Can Dance) on several tracks, thereby uniting two of the most
distinctive vocal acts working in music.
The majority of the songs on ‘BooCheeMish’ are written, arranged and produced by Petar Dundakov.
While some of his tracks are fully original pieces, others are based on folklore songs and dances with
original material added. Gerrard’s contributions are co-written with Jules Maxwell, a musician with
whom she has worked for several years. Gerrard, who is also well known for her movie soundtrack
work on films such as ‘Gladiator’ and ’The Insider’, has often spoken about the influence the choir
exerted on her singing technique when she discovered their music in the early 1980’s.