Some minimal releases from Kiev, Kostroma, and Ulyanovsk play with the connotations of а restrained sound. Minimalism implies a desire to usher in the noiselessness of one's surroundings. What lies within that silence?
The "Free Crates" organization is establishing an impressive list of Russian and Ukrainian beatmakers. Many of these musicians come from small towns: the staff at Free Crates turn that apparent setback into a philosophical benefit.