gost zvuk continues its journey to the depth of today s russia experimental music scene with the debut ep from infx, yet another emerging artist from country s capital moscow. young muscovite prefers to work on the margins of popular electronic music genres, using the complex broken rhythmical architecture to create his own kind of introverted club tracks for highly observant and thoughtful listeners. the resulting music is an ever-changing, multifaceted and polychromatic living organism with a constantly mutating structure — a truly unique piece of art that should not be overlooked.
for russian electronic music, mikhail chekalin is not only a major character, who has affected the scene’s establishment and development, but also a kind of symbolic figure. his music has been praised by many in the west - from journalists and critics of all kinds to frank zappa and karlheinz stockhausen, while in moscow chekalin’s name was excluded from the official cultural agenda for a long time: he was accused of propaganda of foreign pro-western aesthetics and up until the end of the 80’s wasn’t allowed to release his works or travel abroad. this, however, didn’t interfere with him recording dozens of innovative electronic compositions and contributing greatly to the development of unofficial soviet art in general - for example, providing sound design for the famous exhibitions of twenty moscow artists on malaya gruzinskaya or arranging the first audiovisual performances on a specially constructed light organ.
however, just like all great artists, mikhail himself prefers to focus not on personal achievements, but on creativity. i don’t have a biography - only a discography - this quote of the author may become an entry point of sorts into the compilation presented. this archival collection of works recorded within the period from 1978 to 1987 are chekalin’s multigenre experiments ranging from spatial music (in essence, ambient’s precursor) to more contemporary synthesizer and post-symphonic compositions.
gost zvuk marks tenth release with a new full-length by vtgnike, arguably the most influential producer on the russian electronic scene who is also partly responsible for shaping the label’s aesthetics and sonic identity.
during the years of his practice vtgnike meticulously sculpting a sound unique to himself finding a gap yet unexplored - somewhere between current hardcore continuum trends and the sounds of classic idm era. but despite falling somewhere on the uk music territories, collection creates a space of its own - the one inspired by the al the splendors and miseries of post-sovietness one cannot get rid of.
ol is coming back to gost with his first double lp - a one hour masterpiece that sums up his research of the soviet sound heritage. the album titled “height difference” fluctuates through different genres and tempos reflecting the ups and downs of daily life. this refined and sincere work showcases the talent and unique sound of a prolific russian producer.
audiosapr is one of the most consistent albums you’re likely to come across in russia’s gost zvuk entire back catalogue. surprisingly, the full-length by saint petersburg’s scene veteran kuzma palkin is a compilation of random jams and studio recordings he made in the period of 2014-2015, carefully pieced together by label’s masterminds. sapr stands for the system of automatic projection (a russian term for computer-aided design, cad) which defines the album’s experimental yet complex and interlocking heart. based around a central theme of immediacy and spontaneity, audiosapr builds upon the foundations of early, pre-detroit era of electro and techno, and then progresses the wispy entrails of analogue gear in a contemporary dancefloor direction. it’s clearly music that can be attributed as hybrid, however it’s not you re going to think about while listening to “audiosapr”, palkin’s definitely most inspiring work to date.
the latest offering in the ever so refined gost zvuk series is a full length album (2x12) by russian master of all otherworldly sounds nocow.
“ledyanoy album” is an ethereal feast containing orchastrated textures and thumping cuts alike. the winter theme of the album is easily recognized through the icey synth sounds and the beautifuly array of bells and fx which blend this lp to a cohesive collection of heart wrenching ambiances.
the fourth participant in the gost instrument series is ivan erofeev hailing from siberia’s omsk. ivan was producing and releasing music as aleph for the last five years and this is the first ever record issued under his birth name. the author’s distinctive, monotonus yet liquid sound emerges in these two tracks - deep “h island” and polyrhythmic “sahiba”. framed with field recordings made by the man himself, this two-tracker is a hypnotic and atmospheric journey into ivan’s very own creative universe.
“drugstore phones” is a double lp from russian wizard piper spray. this enigmatic producer is a hidden gem of russian electronic underground. the album is taking you on an unexpected trip in many ways - it’s hard to define the genre but one can feel the author’s willingness to experiment and explore new sounds. this sonic documentary of piper’s world is breathing and constantly changing, though it’s the most balanced and mature work of the author. a spectacular opener for gost zvuk’s gatefold lp series.
third gost instrument is made by prolific, yet unknown producer rodion stankevich. more than 10 years he was developing his production skills with passion for analog reel to reel techno. here comes his first vinyl ep, where you can find 3 killer tracks - detroit inspired “ada” on the a side, deep & trippy “21 gm” on the b and beautiful mellow composition “speed of comprehension” finishes this release.
yalta is a resort city on the southern coast of the crimean peninsula surrounded by the black sea. this place has heavily influenced a talented artist pavel milyakov also known as buttechno. this album is his dedication to yalta, but it’s not just about geographical location, it’s about a special and sacred state of mind and soul that the producer calls -yalta-. this very personal work of a mature author reflects his deep and multifaceted approach to the research of the sound language.
second gost instrument is made by karelias finest sergey suokas. the a side titled * reka vremeni* (the river of time in russian) represents one deep repetitive techno story, carefully crafted with high attention to details. b side comes with a dubbed experimental groove. limited 180g. 10 inch coloured vinyl, hand stamped.
the first lp by notorious russian producer lapti showcases his classic material made over the last 10 years. this is a landmark release, encompassing the heritage that has had a huge influence on the new generation of russian producers. every track on this album is a sonic universe bridging the past and the future. a highly anticipated collector’s item.
supported by kutmah, matthew david, samiyam and many others.
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black vinyl, russian imprint gost zvuk announces a new 10 inch sublabel instrument with a release by ukranian techno veteran stanislav tolkachev. a-side comes with an amazing ambient trip, while classic tolkachev sound is represented on the b-side with a 9-minute techno banger. the aim of the label is to provide professionals with everlasting soundscapes thus transforming records into real instruments. this metaphor is further expressed through artwork with stamps of real working tools, chosen by the artists themselves..
for those who dont know about mg gost, he is an extremely talented producer/musician residing in novi sad, serbia. a member of the well respected hain teny collective, mg gost is always creating that dope ish. *waking walk* is the debut lp from mg gost and features an all-star emcee lineup, such as g-force, tableek, jack jones aka audessey, cadence and many more. the album also features 2 bonus remixes, courtesy of dirty hairy and slone.
russian label gost zvuk (roughly translates as state standards for sound) releases its well anticipated third record which is a courtesy of oleg buyanov - moscow s underground scene veteran also known as ol. inspired by some late soviet documentaries exploring russias nature and science, this musical adventure reflects olegs very unique take on nostalgic post-soviet neo-romanticism. driven by raw and jazzy house groove, this record showcases the work from one of the high-profile russian producers of our time. supported by the likes of huerco s, anthony naples and madteo. limited hand-stamped white 12inch
second release of the gost zvuk label, strictly focused on the contemporary russian electronic scene. this joint was made by aem rhythm-cascade also known as dada ques and many other monikers. locked in his studio in st. pete he built his path from a beatmaker to a fundamental composer exploring the acoustics, sound synthesis and sampling techniques. it is hard to relate this music to a certain genre, but you can definitely hear the quality and deepness, spiced with the original slavic touch. simple and raw these multilayered symphonies bring out the new breed of russian composers backed up by their prolific heritage.
gost zvuk is a new russian initiative that showcases the best kept secret in russian modern day house music. for the first effort aleksei nikitin comes up with an emotive 4 tracker that is bound to have you amazed by the richness of the sounds and the versatility of the ep as a whole.
denmarks most forward thinking export trentemøller announces a new single on his own -in my room- label, twisting 60s psychedelia into a modern electronic-punk beatdown, complete with remixes from none other than andrew weatherall, lulu rouge and trentemøller himself. packed with overdriven synth and guitar textures, live/processed drums and a pacy, apocalyptic vibe, the original version of the remarkable -silver surfer, ghost rider go!!!- taken from the new album ,-into the great wide yonder- is perhaps anders trentemøllers ode to some of the many other spectrums of electronic music and noise that he loves
black vinyl repress - some pirated copies circulated illegally, but this is the definitive version…tried and tested in the last few months and always ending to be the tune of the night, marvinello is the result of the collaboration between michel cleis and klement bonelli.
*michael ferragosto is back on italy s own dog in the night label with four new twisted psychedelic house cuts. as usual we hear the artist taking the traditional blueprints of chicago house and putting his own signature chops to it resulting in a bizzare mix up of jacking madness that will get the floor going wild. amazing stuff that is not to be missed
brasilian producer lypovsky debuts with his double tracker on resopal very proper. his nightmare in kongostr. vinyl features two remarkable tracks that capture his many versatile talents from driving house tools to reduced on the point techno. both tracks are full with brooding vibrant pads and spikey synths linger over spacious drum patterns, while live drum fills, and claps bouncing off the bass pulses as wandering keys usher in. played by villalobos.
agostino casillo, born in 1985, begins to approach music in the late 90s, influenced by the house sounds that characterize those years. never shut up in one genre, his desire to experiment led him to deepen the knowledge of all the trends related to electronic music, from house to techno, from deep to nu disco. out of every scheme, his productions are very eclectic. he is currently resident in one of the most innovative party of neapolitan underground scene, nice to be. in 2013 he release his first track “sick” on stop clone music, in january 2015 his second track “my vision” was released on “nice to be records”. make it right ep is an abstract of all is musical background caught up into four great tracks.
robert crash s ifm partner marcello napoletano returns to his michael ferragosto alias who has seen prior releases on steve pointdexter s muzique records with a new five track ep. as with all of the other dog in the night releases, this 12 is food for the working dj. true to form beating chicago jack tracks, twisted acid cut ups, and slam dancing warehouse grooves that will get the pit started at your next jam. now get ready to dive in and slamjack!
marcello napoletano presents michael ferragosto & “synthdrome at the disco” a sick banging four track ep starting with “amore jackin per 77″,,,, & followed by “risque intentions . on the flip, “v2021″,,,, and the title track continue with the raw chicago influenced warehouse vibe, old drum machines & synths.
limited special edition on green & black marbled vinyl! brilliant nighttime techno stompers by fabio agostini & philip row make this ep a very special weapon in the recordbag of every dj! played and supported by chris liebing, sasha carassi, markantonio, damon wild, patrick dsp, xavier morel and various others!
played and supported by laurent garnier, angel molina, kirk degiorgio, samuel l session, alan fitzpatrick, freddy k,dustin zahn, obtane, truncate and more. thinking outside the crowd, trying to obtain their own sound, their identity, sometimes through random ideas ,good ideas were born. iac2 is one of these. its the homogeneous union between the dub chords of emanuele and riccardos progressions. a meticulous attention to detail.. a desire to escape from prejudice and conformity are perceived through the atmospheres and the chord sequence that evades throughout the track.to wrap it all theres a stunning remix by future beat alliance (tresor)with continuous modulations on the main theme.this is a real trip into warm sounds of analog gear, evading through infinite progressions. the other remix has been edited by the painter of the moon : quantec (echocord), emotional and atmospheric dub techno as he always knows to do.its distortions and unusual sounds make us understand his concept of evasion.
first on decks.de !! debut single from italian dj & producer duo egostereo, wellknown for their productions on renaissance, global underground & audio therapy, called gaijin! including massive remix by tresor club residents takt tick from berlin! melodic techno at it s best!
after the first praterei release that received great feedback allover and is now sold out almost everywhere, here’s the follow up. again two strong bottomheavy house cuts are featured. the artists wish to stay anonymous, so the names here are synonyms. all we can say that michael ferragosto is a producer that has also released for the chicago based mathematics label and 7 citizens is a promising up and coming producer from austria. 500 copies pressed only from this one!
sometimes a label like syndikaat gets many demos from upcoming artists and sometimes suddenly something stands out so much it just must be signed! barnum & bailey are the new guys and they send us a slammer. very cool uplifting minimal style that just works so easily always. synth driven beats with a pumping bassline. its just like that, listen and let the music take you away.