The recordings under consideration all speak in favor of humility and various forms of dialog. Current actuality, however, tends to prefer a strident monolog.
A handful of new rock recordings include overlapping issues of isolation, impending poverty, and grim destiny. Considerable effort is needed in order to erase those feelings of diminished agency.
In the face of grim predictability, repetition, and market-driven norms, these musicians and their new releases consider a few alternatives. They run all the way from science fiction to surreal improvisation.
These four bands from disparate Russian locations share a romance that's directed towards isolated, imprecise objects of desire. Local existence often fails to please; hope looks elsewhere.
The Yekaterinburg techno label Deep-X continues to publish minimal and industrial recordings from a range of Slavic nations. Common to the most recent releases is a noisy, determined spirit - one designed to champion peace and quiet.