The story of WALDSONNE began in 2003 when four members of the Moscow-based dark-folk band NEUTRAL “saw the sunlight streaming through the black depths of the forest” and made their mind to play warm and light-colored songs while remaining in the neo-folk trend. LANGUOR was born that year. In 2004, the song “The Purpose Wells” was included to the Shadowplay Records 2CD-release naturally entitled “Colours of Black: Russian dark scene compilation”. Designating their distance from the dark-scene, the ensemble changed their name to WALDSONNE and start recording material for their debut album. Veronika Martynova (voice, Irish harp), Iliya Lipkin (mandolin, acoustic guitar), Petr Sviridov (acoustic guitar), and Anna-Noel Buzuk (violin) strive to merge into natural forces and express themselves in live-acoustic instrumentation and natural singing.
"It’s truly a gift from the heavens, and it’s all I expected it to be. If you like your pagan folk female fronted, this could very well be your new favorite album. It should also appeal fans of ethereal and 'heavenly voices' folk." – by Markus Eriksson of The Shadows Commence (Sweden) (October 2008).