The same convictions inform a brand-new enterprise from Kiev, called Crossworlds. Its genesis is in the homespun project known as King Imagine, i.e., in Alexey Mikryukov and the same city. Last year he began working with vocalist Irina Skrypnikova. Together they decided "to express our Ukrainian roots in some occasionally abstract electronic forms. That's why we've included songs about mermaids, Kupala Night, and - in fact - the whole recording has a certain [traditional] structure. There's a lullaby to start with, followed by an evocation of the moments between sleep and waking."