Maxim Mikhaylov was born in Crimea, October 20, 1976. He showed an interest in music since childhood. Maxim began musical career in 1994. The first musical project titled Secret Land, Mikhaylov created Secret Land in 1995. Secret Land – it was a local music project and was known only in Ukraine. They released 6 albums, about 15 video clips. Secret Land was broadcast on TV and radio stations. The last album of Secret Land was called Dreaming About A Past and the opinion of the fans was the most successful. In late 2007, Maxim Mikhaylov disbanded the band. Second project from Maxim Mikhaylov was Crimeanization.
Crimeanization musical project was created by the producer and musician Maxim Mikhaylov 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… Maxim Mikhaylov
The story of Crimeanization project started when Entranced.FM, an American internet radio station, took an 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. Maxim Mikhaylov
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. On March 25, 2013 he released a new single called One More Breath, which is available in all internet stores.