holter interprets global kitsch music by translating foreign word-sounds into surreal poetry in her native tongue, english.
holter sourced ‘maria’ from a soviet television program she discovered on youtube. the original performer, lyudmila gurchenko, was a popular soviet & russian actress, singer & entertainer. gurchenko, indeed, had a daughter named maria, though it is not certain if she wrote the song for her daughter. hem's new 7" features side-by-side lyrics in the original russian, & in holter's phonetically-translated english, both printed on the vinyl's innersleeve. side b holds a roxy music tune covered back in 2009 on kdvs radio, recorded (as per the station's request) from a cell phone.
- Maria (after Lyudmila Gurchenko)