Minimalism is related both to constraint and wariness. Insight comes from excess – from too much and its obligatory failure(s), in service of the new.
Known in creative circles simply as OL, Oleg Buyanov has a debut (and double) album to announce on Moscow's influential GOST ZVUK Records. Entitled "Height Differences" in English (Перепад Высот), it is described as "a reconsideration of late-Soviet music.
Two important compilations of late have very diverse origins: indie tape music and downtempo idm or glitch. They are both, however, fueled by a lasting desire to be somewhere else
The Ezhevika label in Minsk, Belarus has published a new compilation of regional music. The contributors consider their bonds both to colleagues and predecessors.
New techno from Belarusian and Russian towns describes itself in neo-Marxist terms, as a repetitive or quantitative choice leading to qualitative change
New publications from Anton Maskeliade and Valotihkuu have a pedagogical intent. The former artist is actually a teacher; the latter hopes to champion the importance of noiseless humility.
UCLA will bring together popular and classical music artists, film, cuisine and graphic art from Russia, the Ukraine and the Baltics for “Far From Moscow.”
A range of new electronic recordings from Russia and Lithuania find increasing appeal in solitude. Belief and ideals both need seclusion.
"The theme of an .exe file loops backs to my very own childhood: to the sounds of idm music, to DOS programs, and an overall sense of 'cyber-romance'" (Pixelord, Aleksey Devyanin)
Either through the traditions of shoegaze or the older conventions of nocturnal and stellar imagery, four recordings look back towards a purportedly "Eurasian" form of solitude.