"These super chill yet
richly evocative instrumentals achieve a transporting, cinematic
quality." Time Out New York
"Pure, moving, cinematic, and unearthly beautiful!", Rootstime, Belgium
"Delectable acoustic collage of melody and subtle nuance. Kai is a winner!", Sea Of Tranquility, USA
"Reinvention or revelation, Kai is inviting in both extremes", Modmove, Australia
"Beautiful music. Deep and well played", On Top Audio, France "What a treat", Jazz Weekly
"Instrumental music doesn't get much classier, Kai is the album of the year!", Raymond Benson, Progression Magazine/ James Bond Novels author
"Ingenious, spellbinding acoustic sceneries", Gut Feeling Magazine, Israel
"Tasteful intelligent music to dream away on. This album is magnificent!" , Moors Magazine, Holland "Killer stuff the adult ears can't help but love. Hot Stuff!", Midwest Record, USA
12.13.15...Magical evening at Shapeshifter Lab. What a treat to play with amazing Beledo and Gilad Atzmon. Kana's performance was beyond
amazing. The recording will be mixed for possible release. Videos and photos are on the way. Thanks to fantastic photographer Asano
for documenting this very special event.
11.16.15...Shapshifter's Lab show announced. Yagull will be sharing stage with Mark Wingfield & Kevin Kastings and Beledo Trio, amazing artists from Moonjune family. Beledo will join Sasha and Kana on a few tracks. Be there on December 13 at 7pm for all night musical adventure.
11.15.15...Another Yagull's live performance today at National Opera Center, NYC. This time it was a bit different version of Dark.
11.11.15..."What a treat!!!" , Mr. George W. Harris of Jazz Weekly reviews Yagull "Kai".
08.01.15..."I applaud musicians able to create and perform gentle music in a manner that manages to maintain tension and interest, who by skills in composition and performance can create music of this kind that is interesting in its own right.", review of Kai in Progressor by Mr Olav Martin Bjornsen.
07.17.15...Yagull interview on Australian Curved Radio tomorrow at 10am Eastern Time. The show is hosted by legendary Gayle Austin. Gayle was
the first Australian female rock DJ. There will be a few interesting musical surprises, unreleased tracks, material from "Kai" and more.
07.04.15..."What a treat!!!" , Mr. George W. Harris of Jazz Weekly reviews Yagull "Kai".
07.01.15...YourMusicBlog features "Kai" in the new edition. Excellent review!
06.22.15...Fantastic review of Yagull's new album in ACOUSTIC MUSIC by Mr. Mark S. Tucker. Lots of praise for Kana!!!
06.15.15...Progression ( the only US prog magazine ) reviews both Yagull "Kai" and "the sours". Thanks to Mr. John Collinge and
Mr. Raymond Benson! Both excellent reviews! 15/15 for Kai and 12/15 for the sours!!!! ( the new issue - 67 )
01.23.15...Yagull feature in German Ragazzi Musik! An excellent in depth review!
01.18.15..."Not a word is sung, but with every note the musicians manage to express more that any language could. Pure, moving, cinematic, and unearthly beautiful!, fantastic review of "Kai' in Belgian Rootstime!
01.15.15..."Delicate intimation from a tight-knit unit sharing their inner light with the world" and excellent review by Mr. Dmitri Epstein for DMME.net.
01.14.15..."Utterly solid contemporary instrumental music, there's nothing here that's really far a field but the most welcome echoes of Mancini, Morricone, and other greats takes on new dimension.Killer stuff the adult ears can't help but love. Hot Stuff", short but sweet review from Midwest Record.
01.11.15..."Yagull takes elements of folk, classical and chamber music and molds it into a delectable acoustic collage of melody and subtle nuance. Kai is another winner that deserver your attention.", Sea Of Tranquility's Jon Neudorf reviews the new CD.
01.03.15..."Being truly progressive relies on an open minded approach where there are no expectations that can't be ingnored and no compositional leaps that can't be cleared. Reinvention or revelation, Kai is inviting in both extremes", Mr. Rob Hudson reviews the new Yagull cd for Australian " Modmove ".
01.01.15...Happy New Year from Yagull!
Dear friends, sisters and brothers in music,
We salute you! Happy New Year!!!!
Let it be even more inspiring, healthy and full of beautiful music for all.
2014 was extremely inspiring year for Yagull. Thank you all or your continuous support.
Here are the highlights:
We recorded the new Yagull album " Kai ". It is set for its worldwide release on January 20th, 2015 on MoonJune Records. It is the most special and important album for both of us. It marks very important year in our lives, that started with the arrival of our son, Kai who we dedicate the music to. It speaks for itself, so please listen to the album sampler.
It was an enriching experience working with the amazing and quite diverse line up of dear friends and fantastic musicians Dewa Budjana (guitar), Beledo (guitar, lute), Lori Reddy (flute), Marko Djordjevic (drums), Wen Chang (violin), Gabriel Lit (clarinet), Yoshiki Yamada (upright bass), Anthony Mullin of the Blackfires (guitar), Jackson Kincheloe of Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds (harmonica).
The album photos are courtesy of superb photographer Zoran Jelenic, and the liner notes are courtesy of Mr. Mark Redlefsen (All About Jazz). We thank you all for being part of this project.
- Album Decameron II box set featuring Yagull's brand new track P's Ways is out now on Musea Records. You can buy it here. Here are a few words from the official press release.
"Thirty-four bands from fourteen countries span four CDs. Each band created a new composition, in a classic Progressive rock style, inspired by their chosen story from XIVth Century Italian author Giovanni BOCCACCIO's "Decameron". Songs range from pastoral (YAGULL's beautiful acoustic guitar piece) to epic (UNITOPIA's 20 minutes masterpiece)"
- the sours album featuring Sarah Schrift, Sasha Markovic and Kana Kamitsubo keeps receiving excellent reviews from all around. Check it out on the new the sours website and keep spreading the word about this unique acoustic project.
- Yagull's first international performance at Aotani Ongaku Do, Kobe, Japan was a blast. Amazing audience! It was a night to remember, and we can't wait to go back later this year. NYC shows at Steinway Hall and The National Opera Center were very special for us, too. Stay tuned for our record release party.
Thank you so much for supporting our music. Keep spreading the word and like us on Facebook to stay tuned with all the updates, receive free mp3s and much more. We will meet soon.
Peace, Love, and Music,
Sasha & Kana
12.18.14...Yagull's international expanse!, a short interview with Sasha Markovic, and the new album announcement. Thanks to Mr.
Dmitry Epstein and DMME.net
12.10.14...Another excellent review of "Films" on Progressor! It is two years after, but better late that never :) Thank you!
11.29.14...Five stars album!!!! The first review of "Kai" on SongMemories ( Japan )
11.22.14...Our very first international performance at Aotani Ongaku Doin Kobe , Japan. Thank you all for coming! This was our first full length show featuring the material from the record we are extremely proud of. Photos and videos coming soon!
11.09.14...Very special Yagull mini performance at the National Opera Center in New York City on November 9.2014.
10.28.14...The new Yagull album "Kai" to be released on January 2, 2015 on Moonjune Records! More info on the way. Preorder now.
10.26.14. ..Wild Thing gives four stars to the sours! ( new review in Greece )
10.22.14...German Melodiva covers the sours debut CD. Thanks to everybody for digging the sound!
10.18.14...JazzQuad covers new album by the sours, featuring Sarah, Sasha, and Kana ( in Russian )
"there is a secret hidden magic in the Sours. Not every album leaves a long lasting impression of its mood. The Sours
succeed in this..."
10.11.14...The Sours is a project whose music offers a mellow sound with a dose of calm, peace and mellow sound and dose of rellection great review by Roctologist.
09.07.14...Beautiful review of the sours album by Mr. Riccardo Storti of Italian Mentelocale.
08.29.14...The fantastic review of "The Sours" album in German RockTimes!
08.27.14...The new website by the sours. Thanks to fantastic Sarah Schrift for all the great new artwork and design!
08.25.14...The recording sessions for the new Yagull album- Kai are almost done. Thank you for all the wonderful musicians who contributed
Looking forward to the mixing sessions in September. So much great material to work with.
08.14.14...Indonesian guitar virtuoso, Dewa Budjana featured on the new Yagull record! Such an amazing, lyrical player, and a perfect
gentleman. Check out his fantastic releases on MoonJune Records Surya Namaskar featuring Vinnie Colaiuta and Jimmy Johnson,
Gary Husband; Joged Kahyangan featuring Larry Goldings, Bob Mintzer, Jimmy Johnson, Peter Erskine, Janis Siegel, and the
exciting new record to be realeased in October featuring Anthonio Sanchez, Ben Williams and Joe Locke.
08.03.14...Steinway Hall performance was a blast. Thank you all for coming! Felt good playing the new songs live. Videos are on the way.
( The set list: Omniprism, Joni, Sound Of M, Kai, Mio, Dawn, North,Offthe, Oyasumi, Dark )
07.11.14...Yagull Live at the Steinway Hall on August 2, at 4PM. Join Sasha & Kana in the very special intimate performance in
preview of the upcoming record "Kai", out on MoonJune Records this September, featuring
Marko Djordjevic ( Sveti), Beledo, Lori Reddy, Anthony Mullin, and more surprise guest TBA soon.
07.01.14...An excellent review of the sours album in ACOUSTIC MUSIC, by Mr. Mark Tucker. Read here!
06.19.14...Two performances just scheduled!!! Yagull live at Steinway Hall , Saturday 8/2/14 and National Opera Center 11/9/14.
06.10.14..."about the new the sours album...think Joni Mitchell in her "jazz" phase fronting lo-fi REM...but with better tunes."
an excellent review from The Rocker UK
06.03.14...It's this wonderful combination of both indie Rock and Folk music and for Sasha Markovic in which I was blown away from his debut work on yagull "Films" sees him going into an acoustic approach. And with help from Sarah Schrift on Lead Vocals and Guitar, and Kana Kamitsubo on Piano, sees this wonderful line up called The Sours, and their debut albu go in to some directions and elements
between the sound of Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, Iron & Wine, and laura Veirs flown in" , Music From The Other Side Of The Room
in depth review of "the sours" debut album.
05.04.14...Another review of the sours record, this time from Belgium. Read here
05.02.14...Italian Rotter Club's fantastic review of Yagull "films"!!!
04.30.14...Yagull "films" is SOLD OUT!!!
Thank you all for buying it and supporting our music. It was an extremely special and personal album and it means
so much when it reaches the right people. For all of you who are ordering the physical copies of the CD, please be patient
by mid-May when we are getting the albums reordered.
Stay tuned for our second album, and the first one fully on MoonJune Records (out in September 2014).
Peace, Love, and Music,
Sasha & Kana
04.28.14...Great sessions with our dear friend and guitarist extraordinaire Beledo! The tracks are being mixed now and will be featured
on the new Yagull record. It is a pleasure and honor to announce the album will be this time fully on Moonjune Records!
Great being a part of this beautiful music family with all our favorites: Soft Machine Legacy, Allan Holdsworth, The Wrong Object,
Dewa Budjana, Simak Dialog, Allan Holdsworth, Susan Clynes, Dusan Jevtovic, Marbin...
Thanks to Sir Leonardo of Moonjune for continuous support.
Peace, Love, and Music.
04.26.14...Reissue of Delta Saxophone Quartet's fantastic tribute to Soft Machine featuring the bonus live track " Facelift "
(mastered by Sasha Markovic). "Deditated To You... But You Weren's Listening" available on Moonjune Records!!!
04.15.14...Good review of "the sours" album on ProgBrasil ! The project featuring Sarah Schrift, Sasha & Kana is getting more press.
03.26.14..."instrumental music doesn't get much classier." , the fantastic new review in Progression Magazine by Mr. Raymond Benson
Available now!!! (# 66)
03.12.14...The second phase of the new Yagull record sessions are starting. Great writing session with our dear friend and guitarist
extraordinaire Beledo. Looking forward to the next one very much.
02.22.14...Decameron II box set featuring Yagull's brand new track P's Ways to be released this summer on Musea Records in Europe.
Thanks to Mr.Marco Bernard for directing this great project! More updates and links to come.
02.06.14...Nice new Yagull "films" review in Greece!
02.05.14..."the sours" album new feature on Planet Moonjune! Sarah Schrift's and Sasha Markovic's new release is now available worldwide.
01.22.14..."ingenious, spellbinding, acoustic sceneries and dedicated melodies" ..great review of 'films" in the new edition of Maelsrom!
01.18.14...Yagull "films" on sale worldwide through Moonjune.com!!! Check out the new full feature Yagull page on Planet Moonjune.
01.18.14..."sashasonia" album on sale worldwide through Moonjune.com!!!
12.31.13...Happy New Year from Yagull! It's been an amazing ride in 2013, and many great things are lined up for 2014, We wish
you all a wonderful year full of peace, love and music. Please stay tuned for many exciting updates in 2014 and beyond. Thank
you for all the love and support and see you all very soon.
12.07.13...Yagull "films" feature on Portugese RUM Radio, 97.5FM. Salutations to all the fantastic Portugese fans.
12.01.13...Wonderful Spanish painter Susana Khabbaz writing about Yagull, inspiration, and art fusion
11.20.13...Yagull live from the Steinway Hall, New York City on November 2nd, 2013. The new take on the old song. The "films" opening track Dark deconstructed and reconstructed.
11.12.13..."The simplicity - if it is the result of a careful study - doesn't mean anything. If anything, it adds value in terms of sound communication. It is precisely for this reason that the songs of Markovic arrive, greet and welcome you with ambiguous filigree shades of film music."Another great review from Mentelocale, Italy . Thanks to Mr. Ricardo Scorti.
11.09.13...Thanks to everybody who came and supported the Asian Family Alliance fundraiser at the legendary NYC Friars Club . It was a
great evening and Sasha, Sarah and Anthony were please to be a part of it. More photos from Yagull and the sours performances to come soon.
11.06.13...Yagull / the sours Live at the Friars Club, NYC on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 7pm-10pm. Tickets for Asian Family Alliance Fundraiser available now! Sasha Markovic, Sarah Schrift & Anthony Mullin will be music guests
and perform the material from "films" and "the sours" albums, as well as a few surprises. Come join us and donate to this great
10.24.13..." Yagull's enchanting version of Sabbath Bloody Sabbath makes it fresh, delicate, beautiful..." , fantastic new review of "films"
in Rock Imressions ( in Italian )
10.23.13...Yagull "films" in depth review on Progressor. Check out the Uzbekistan Progressive Rock Pages.
10.6.13..."Don’t let the acoustic tag impact your mindset on
this either, for there is as much power in these grooves as a Marshall
stack on 11,
it’s just more cerebral and only slightly less physical" , a great review by Rob Hudson in Modmove Magazine
09.13.13... Great Yagull "fims" coverage in the newest issue of Prog Resiste magazine !!!
09.11.13...the sours album NYC record release party announced - Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Cafe Vivaldi.
The new album produced by Sasha Markovic and featuring Sarah Schrift , Kana Kamitsubo and Sasha available on
ITunes, Amazon, CD Baby, www.yagull.com . Worldwide distribution : Moonjune Records
08.29.13...Please tune in to WBAI 99.5FM Tuesdays at 8PM and listen to Eco Logic!!! Again, hosted by Mr. Ken and
featuring music from Yagull "films" album. Listen and learn. You can also check it out online.
08.26.13...Jazz News' announcement of Yagull "films"
08.24.13...Just announced! Yagull live at the Friars Club ( Asian Family
Alliance Benefit 2013 ) on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. at 7PM
Please come and support this great cause!!!
08.14.13...Chain Film Festival update: another Teed Off ( music score by Sasha Markovic ) screening tomorrow in Long Island City
Tickets available here. Almost sold out, so buy now.
05.27.13...Read the new in depth review of "films" on Progcast , great Brasilian magazine/ site dedicated to progressive music ( in Portugese )
05.14.13..."Yagull's reserved take on Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and White Room struck us with ingenious, spellbinding, acoustic sceneries and
dedicated melodies" , Gut Feeling Magazine reviews Yagull
05.07.13...Please visit one of our favorite all around artist's website . Very elegant painted individual will welcome you...New album "the sours"
coming out this summer and features Sarah Schrift, Sasha Markovic and Kana Kamitsubo. Stay tuned...
04.28.13..."Sensual and sensational, a Big Apple instrumental collective project a magic light onto a mind screen..."
excellent review of Yagull "films"on DMME.net . Check out this great site and some of their fantastic interviews with numerous
hard rock, blues, prog, classic rock legends (Dan McCafferty, John Lawton, Ian Anderson, Paul McCartney, Dio...)
04.02.13..."The beast is beautiful in "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" - new "films"review in Spain ( TomaJazz )
03.28.13...The newest review of "films" on Artists & Bands by Mr. Gianluca Livi (in Italian)
03.22.13..."it is an acoustic album of depth and great beauty...", Kev Rowland reviews "films" on Maly Leksykon
03.21.13...There is no substitute
for beauty, especially when it comes to the music you listen to… this
acoustic group offers up some of the
most beautiful 21st Century
“chamber music” you’ll ever hear… just scope out “East” to hear what I’m talking about! IMPROVIJAZZATON NATION reviews Yagull
the album "films" New York guitarist shows that reduced
instrumentation, can make a wonderful atmosphere
and a great drive" , MuzikZirkus review of Yagull "films" (in German)
03.18.13...DistritoJazz coverage of Yagull "films" (in Spanish)
03.16.13... "Fantástico, vai rolar direto no meu som" , a fine review of Yagull "films" on ProgBrasil
03.15.14.Moonjune's Offiicial website featuring Yagull !!! Also, check out the fantastic new Soft Machine Legacy album Burden Of Proof, purchase tickets for Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival 2013 at Madison Square Garden featuring Allan Holdsworth, and many more Moonjune updates. Special thanks to Leonardo Pavkovic and John McGuire
03.15.13...Great night of live music at 206 Lounge yesterday. Yagull ( Sasha Markovic and Kana Kamitsubo) played an hour set full of new pieces, as well as material from "films", and joined by Sarah Schrift for 3 songs from the upcoming album "The Sours" featuring Sasha. Amazing Em Z did her soulful set from 9PM, and Walter Stedding ( Andy Warhol, Blondie, Chris Stern, Robert Fripp ) did his legendary extravaganza performance at 10PM. Read about it here, and see the photos.
03.14.13...Live show just announced - Yagull Live at 206 Lounge, NYC, Thursday, March 14th, 8PM. EmZ performance from 9PM will also feature Sasha ( Yagull line up: Sasha Markovic - guitar, Kana Kamitsubo- piano, very special guest Sarah Schrift-vocals)
03.09.13...Dark (by Yagull) - opening song on today's Fenix, the fantastic Portugese Radio Show , along with some great new music. Listen!!!
11.27.12....Please tune in to WBAI 99.5FM tonight at 8PM and listen to Eco Logic!!! Fantastic radio show hosted by Mr. Ken
featuring music from "films" album. This episode features guest meteorologist Tom Wysmuller and his climate
predictions (which were perfectly accurate for the past 3 years). You can also listen online.
11.20.12....Thanks to everyone buying "films" album!!! Please spread the word. Like us on Facebook and Reverbnation