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Twenty-One Outsiders: The "Cyberghetto" Compilation from Hyperboloid
Moscow's Hyperboloid label releases a new compilation, dedicated to the noisy residents of Russia's "cyberghetto." That neologism has several meanings, both local and international.
A Fleeting Present: Aortha & Goron, Shortparis, and L.I.M.B. (FFM48-50)
Various inevitabilities gather strength around three releases from Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Minsk. In the face of diminishing liberties, a certain presentism emerges, celebrating the here and now.
Joyful Change and Transience: Grave Board Clan's "Sample Pack" (Belarus)
Grave Board Clan is a Belarusian collective of electronic musicians, founded ten years ago. They just published a major "Sample Pack," designed to showcase the GBC and encourage collaborations.
A Welcome Estrangment: Mujuice, Tiiiza, Nipple Tapes, and SV Hutor
Against a backdrop of civic unrest, several Russian and Ukrainian performers opt for a more restrained or "estranged" aesthetic. They begin with the cool, mechanical operations of an old Roland 303.
Art Electronix: Partly Broken (Kryvyi Rih FFM6)
Art Electronix (Krivoi Rog, Ukraine): "In most cases, our compositions are made from collages of aging, defective sounds - together with old-school drum machine beats, all in the true Detroit spirit."
Wider Vistas: WuMeiGui, Pixelord, BWWWOYS, and Illuminated Faces
As musicians move away from a distant hometown, the web promises greater connectivity. If, however, technical obstacles inhibit the romance of digital interaction, what options then remain?
A Better Congregation: BWWWOYS, Kulakostas, 21 Outside, and Kodek
Several electronic publications look back on a fledgling, post-Soviet internet with nostalgia. The sounds and graphic art of the 1990s recall a time when kinder, more inclusive networks might replace ideology.
The Sighing Sound: Vladimir Vernadsky, Eholow, Paiton, and Eaah
Drawing upon the Pre-Raphaelites, distant Siberian towns, and the sad sight of fleeting landscapes from a train, some introspective recordings find beauty in that which never stays for long.
The Great Outdoors: PK Jazz Collective, Moa Pillar, U.I., and Niklavz
It's impossible for young Slavic or Baltic performers to operate without some concern for physical geography. The issue of distance frustrates "real" interaction yet - paradoxically - nurtures a digital craft.
Some Bittersweet Pleasures of Provincialism: The Berezoviy Srub LP
Moscow's "Beryoza" community has published a second compilation reconsidering some Russian pop-songs of the 1990s. From provincial quarters comes a genuinely national worldview.
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