Rapoon ‎– The Kirghiz Light

Staalplaat ‎– S.T. CD 097
2 × CD, Album


1-1 Jerewat 5:14
1-2 The Temple Shakes 7:54
1-3 We Fell Like Rain 7:36
1-4 Rubinox 7:37
1-5 Evacuate 7:37
1-6 Dala 6:53
1-7 Feathered Skies 5:26
1-8 Ora 5:47
1-9 Meridia Closes 10:33
1-10 Jacobs Drum 5:09
2-1 Omnizdum 8:58
2-2 Saffron Fires 8:59
2-3 We Danced Like Sticks 6:57
2-4 The Kirghiz Light 10:51
2-5 Frostling Merge 10:37
2-6 We Danced Like Water 6:47
2-7 A Far Cry 5:10
2-8 Into Light 11:50

Companies, etc.


  • Vocals [Additional], Instruments [Additional]Vicki Bain


Total time:
CD1: 69:50 | CD2: 70:13

© Robin Storey 1995.

Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 5390-73897-2 2
  • Barcode (Reader): 753907389722
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 (Variant1)): A0000172134-0102 11 A2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 (Variant1)): A0000172134-0202 13 A5
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1 (Variant1&2)): IFPI L551
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2 (Variant1&2)): IFPI L553
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 (Variant1)): IFPI 94B3
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 (Variant1)): IFPI 94D9
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 (Variant2)): [DADC Austria logo] A0000172134-0102 11 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 (Variant2)): [DADC Austria logo] A0000172134-0202 13 A4
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 (Variant2)): IFPI 94A8
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 (Variant2)): IFPI 94H9

Other Versions (1 of 1) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZOHAR 122-2 Rapoon The Kirghiz Light(2xCD, Album, RE, RM + CD, RM) Zoharum ZOHAR 122-2 Poland 2016 Sell This Version



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June 3, 2015
From the rain drop rhythms of ‘Jerewat’ to the desert dryness of ‘Into Light,’ Rapoon continues to extend the vocabulary of contemporary world music. Nurturing original audio sources from a bedroom studio with a small collection of instruments from far-flung places, the results of this ‘acoustic sound painting’ are transmutational. Hidden inside the tracks, whose titles possess phonetic allusions to illusory worlds, ‘Feathered Skies,’ ‘Saffron Fires,’ ‘Omnizdum,’ are beautiful messages evoking mystery and provoking madness.

The Kirghiz themselves were an ancient Asiatic tribe of wanderers, banished from their homeland, who hunted a place of enlightenment they recognised inside their dreams. Rapoon’s own audio nomadism, literally a process of possession and reprocessing, crosses comparable terrain. He achieves a curious lexicon of sound, carving states of clear consciousness and moments of infinite perception. Almost as if he has stolen the ashes from Kirghiz fires and re-arranged their powdered dust to remake their lives. As if each one sound contains all others. This double CD release will captivate your imagination.

(written and published 1995)