Crimeanization musical project was created by the producer and musician Maxim Mikhaylov (founder of SECRET LAND) in 2009. Crimeanization music embraces ethnic voices, a blend of cosmic sounds and a whole cluster of quaint rhythms from various cultures.
The song Temporary Visions was Maxim’s first experiment with New Age music as he had wished to compose this kind of music a long time ago. In one of his interviews he said: I felt like producing something with a beautiful female vocal, slow and soulful. Yet, I succeeded only 14 years later…
My story as the founder of Crimeanization project started when Entranced.FM, an American internet radio station, took interest in the song Temporary Visions. The first single with the same name was released on October 1, 2009 and was very well received by New Age music fans. It included three versions of Temporary Visions, My Island in Your Heart (promo version), Butterfly (SL early mix), In a Lifetime (single mix) and The Next Morning after My Dying Day (B-side). Also, a music video for the title song was shot in Cufut Qale, an incredibly beautiful spot in Crimea.
Maxim commented on the video: Ever since I was a child, I loved Cufut Qale. I used to go there many times and later, when I was doing music, I always wanted to shoot a video there. Besides, I was deeply impressed by the legend of Khan Tokhtamysh’s daughter, her tomb and the Old Town. I’d say that Temporary Visions embodies my feeling about Cufut Qale, and we tried to communicate it in the video.
The second single, My Island in Your Heart, came out on February, 14, 2010, and also received favorable reviews. In September 2010, Maxim Mikhaylov released his debut album, Without Someone, whose digital edition was available on September 1, 2010, and the physical version hit stores on January 25, 2011. The album came out in CD/DVD format.
The full title of the album is Without Someone CD+DVD The Limited Edition. The CD contains a newly recorded album, which differs from the digital edition. The DVD has a mini-film consisting of eight video clips released to support the album.
In September 2011, Maxim Mikhaylov recorded a single, It’s All Disappeared, which was distributed for free.
Today Maxim continues working on new Crimeanization songs to release a new album in 2013-2014.