Indytronics – Shark – Audio

It is a couple of years since the indie-rock quartet Indytronics from Ukraine last featured.

Indytronics - Sharks

Indytronics

Their most recent track Shark finds Indytronics allowing themselves wide space in which to investigate their material and one can’t help but be drawn to recalling the sound of Gary Numan in which the quartet are able to discard synths to deliver equally as generous landscape and a testament to their abilities.

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Ennyday – Guapaholic – Single Review

Ennyday is a Ukrainian hip-hop artist.

Ennyday

Ennyday

Revealed on the 8th was the latest track Guapaholic.

By its title, even, – Guapaholic – elucidates precisely the nature of the song. A just under three and a half-minute composition that retches over the flimsy veneer of ‘connectivity’ and ‘shiny baubles’ in pursuit of flim-flam in a world which, in reality, is scraping to put any kind of sole on the foot whilst delusively aspiring for the lifestyle of the gaudy advertising posters of neo-reality whilst failing to rationalise the actuality of the vacuity, though prepared to sneer at others at the behest of geo-political silos of socio-economic propaganda.

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Hiels

Daniel ZubkovViktoria Podroiko and Evgeny Glebov from Kiev in Ukraine form the downbeat-psychedelia out-fit Hiels.

Hiels - downbeat-psychedelia from Ukraine

Hiels

Pipettes of sparkle lay within the out-put of Hiels which gives the morose starting points an intriguing circumlocution that spirals its way into the brain. The room darkens as the trio enter the room, casting a pall that envelopes the listener in dank claggy moss, from which alpine flowers emerge like surprising psychedelic triptychs.




The murky bass casts aside sunlight as grey tinted percussion hammers in rusty iron nails and a monotone vocal shuffles across the floor, only for guitar to stand in cater-corner of sunny disposition giving Hiels a striking alarm that brings joy to the ear as the trio are able to contort from gnarly knots to trippy elasticity.

Following on from the three track single Hardbeat of last year, Hiels are finalising their début LP with the track The Nature’s Song being the first to playground. A number that finds the trio extending their conceptual commentary of the world in which they find their stomping ground with guitar being given more expanse into psychedelia simultaneously lifting the voice in harmony. Bass and drum remain stoic nay-sayers, giving the track an inner-turmoil of considerable interest.

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Indytronics

Daniel Bogdanenko (Guitar / Vocals), Vitaliy Koutsiuk (Bass), Ruslan Dobrov (Drums) and Denys Rybchenko (Guitar / Backing Vocals) from Kiev in Ukraine form the spacey-indie band Indytronics.

Indytronics - spacey-indie from Ukraine

Indytronics

On hitting play you get the sense that gravity is falling away as a Indytronics deliver a heavily reverbed sound which minds of exploring the earth’s mesosphere. An ever present percussion gives the out-put the anchor, whilst guitars are able to float around the pivot, with the bass providing the connectivity to which vocals echo between the elements.

Despite the easy viscosity of the music, the ears catch a scratchy energy which gives Indytronics the ability to provide the listener with an unfolding story-line of building intensity that maintains the attention. The quartet are able to transport the audience from altitudinal loftiness to crunchy temper and inevitably it is when they hit the ‘press-on’ button I find most enjoyment.

Though having been around since 2012, it was only earlier this year that their début LP – Scintilla Wave was released and it is a fine introduction to the band.

I certainly look forward to hearing more over the coming years.

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Scintilla Wave – Indytronics is available on iTunes.*

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Seven Waves

From the war-zone of Luhansk in Ukraine Anton Cherednychenko (Vocals / Guitar / Synth), Nikita Voloshanovsky (Drums / Synth) and Dima Walewski (Bass) still manage to release music in the form of the synth-rock out-fit Seven Waves.

Seven Waves - synth-rock from Ukraine

Seven Waves

There is a surprising warmth that emerges from the speakers as Seven Waves reflect of turmoil not in angst, rather in considered contemplation of the rocket blasted buildings in their surrounding perimeters. The electronic kit allows the duo to provide the audience with shimmering stacks of Cumulonimbus cloud which drift across the room drafted with inner turmoil.

An ever present percussion taps across the ears like a sentry on duty, whilst guitars hum in the background as a vocal spears to anxious upper notes and Seven Waves utilise the synths to paint the imagery of the thoughts offered.

Formed back in 2013 with the idea of extracting cohesion betwixt division Seven Waves found themselves torn asunder by the bullets flying and the members segregated to slightly more hospitable climes, before facing the reality of staying alive was the challenge and finalised their first EP.

Now set to work on a second EP for our consideration. Those of longer stay will recall from 2010 an Afghani trio – Kabul Dreams – who are still able to navigated a path of war-zone. Of less certainty is D.J. Foundation from Mosul in Iraq who is now presumed dead after a year of no contact by anyone.

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