Oda Relicta

Real Name:
Olegh Kolyada
The biography:

Oda Relicta hailing from a Ukrainian city Zhytomyr was organized by Olegh Kolyada, a musician known by his electronic experiments since 1998, mainly due to his projects First Human Ferro, Ostarbeiter, and In Meditarivm. Oda Relicta was created in 2005 with the intention to represent the legacy of the local military orchestra - Zhytomyr Military Brass Orchestra, where Olegh Kolyada's uncle was involved into while serving in the army. Hence a military component of the project is the marches, and improvisations upon classical works performed throughout 1990s - 2005 by the local orchestra mentioned. In 2006 Oda Relicta came into an agreement with a Belgian label Neuropa Records for the debut's "The Crown & the Plough" issue a year later. In mid-2006 Olegh Kolyada got in touch with a Ukrainian contemporary classical composer Mykhayil A.Shukh, whose priceless legacy became a liturgical component of the project. In early 2008 Neuropa Records released the second Oda Relicta's album "Czarstvo dukha" ("The Kingdom of Spirit"), which highlit a deep religious creed and background of the project. Oda Relicta was assisted on that record by an Italian band Albireon, and the French ones, Dissonant Elephant and Lonsai Maikov to perform a spiritual liturgy enriched by professional soprano singing.
In late 2008 Oda Relicta joined forces with an Argentinean label Twilight Records to release in early 2009 the 3rd album "Leper Mass", a commemoration to all the Georgians slaughtered by Russian aggressors in bloody summer of 2008. Likewise "Czarstvo dukha", the recording sessions took place at the metropolitan conservatoire to achieve classical effect. Our comrade-in-arms Neuropa Records presented in June a split 7" "Saint George & the Dragon" EP (w/Horologium) to show Oda Relicta's martial roots and a deep national folk tradition in union with religious zeal. The year brought forth the 4th album, the 2nd martial one, "Holy Alliance", the most versatile in the marches performance and martial orchestrations by the Zhytomyr Military Brass Orchestra alongside the local Chamber Orchestra, and the Ensemble of an Ancient Music mastery in neo-classical and folk passages respectively. "Holy Alliance" production started with a 7" featured by While Angels Watch "V-Day!" EP, the best known triumphant march on the territory of former ussr (composed by D. Tukhmanov, 1970's). It is still considered to be a musical manifestation of victory over fascism and is performed at official celebrations and mayday memorial dates in most of the post soviet countries. To Oda Relicta this march is as well a manifestation of victory over another plague of the past century - communism because it is red fascism. The CD was taken care of by Twilight Records. The EP single due to the label's crisis has never been released. A requiem collaboration with Mykhayil A.Shukh "Lux Aeterna" CD, an elegiac classical performance dedicated to the victims of the 1932-1933 famine in Ukraine, released in August of 2011 by Twilight Records in collaboration with a Spanish label Gradual Hate Records. A liturgical mCD "Saint Sebastian / Sphinx the Perched", an uplifting and macabre litany to the saint and the beast, is released by MidNight Productions in September.
Oda Relicta took part in a compilation "[FatheR:LanD]" released in early June by Steinklang Industries and Beverina & W.A.R. Productions/Beverina Productions.
The last album by the project was released in October by Old Captain: an in-depth martial and liturgical opus "Ukrainian Insurgent Army", out on the 70th anniversary (1942-2012) since UIA's foundation: October, the 14th, 2012.

Oda Relicta Discography Tracks


Oda Relicta - The Crown & The Plough album art Oda Relicta The Crown & The Plough (Album) Neuropa Records, Neuropa Records Belgium 2007 Sell This Version
NRP19 Oda Relicta - Czarstvo Dukha album art Oda Relicta Czarstvo Dukha(CD, Album, Ltd) Neuropa Records NRP19 Belgium 2008 Sell This Version
TW 1.55 Oda Relicta - Leper Mass album art Oda Relicta Leper Mass(CD, Album, Ltd) Twilight Records (2) TW 1.55 Argentina 2009 Sell This Version
TW 1.68 Oda Relicta - Holy Alliance album art Oda Relicta Holy Alliance(CD, Album, Ltd) Twilight Records (2) TW 1.68 Argentina 2010 Sell This Version
TW 1.89, GH113CD Oda Relicta - Lux Aeterna album art Oda Relicta Lux Aeterna(CD, Album, Ltd) Twilight Records (2), Gradual Hate Records TW 1.89, GH113CD Argentina 2011 Sell This Version
MN036 Oda Relicta - Saint Sebastian / Sphinx The Perched album art Oda Relicta Saint Sebastian / Sphinx The Perched(CD, MiniAlbum, Ltd) Midnight-Productions MN036 China 2011 Sell This Version
Oda Relicta - УПА album art Ода Релікта* УПА (Album) Old Captain Ukraine 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Oda Relicta - Saint George & The Dragon album art Horologium & Oda Relicta Horologium & Oda Relicta - Saint George & The Dragon Neuropa Records Belgium 2009 Sell This Version


Oda Relicta - Straw Bells album art Oda Relicta Straw Bells (Album, Comp) Twilight Records (2) Argentina 2015 Sell This Version