Рушан Хәяли (Rushan Hüseyin) – Кан басымы (Blood Pressure) – Audio

Рушан Хәяли (Rushan Hüseyin) is a Russian, more specifically Tatarstan, alt-folk creator.

Рушан Хәяли (Rushan Hüseyin)

Рушан Хәяли (Rushan Hüseyin)

Set for release on the 22nd is a fourteen tack compilation LP celebrating musicians from Tatarstan – Пляж Локомотив (Locomotive Beach) – which will be available as a cassette through Издательство Сияние (Shining Records) imminently.

The tenth of the tracks, which was written whilst Рушан Хәяли was travelling in the USA, Кан басымы (Blood Pressure) is based on the poetry of Tatarstan Ренат харис (Renat Haris) and reflects on national and international conflict.

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Tony Krunk – Different Lights – Audio

The Russian ambient-EDM creator Tony Krunk was introduced last year.

Tony Krunk - Different Lights

Tony Krunk

The latest track to surface Different Lights of very different texture as gone are the menacing undertones of the music to be replaced with a lighter air in a calming flow of electronica and keys which leaves the listener feeling the stresses of the day easing from their shoulders.

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CHVRN – Tell Me – Audio

The Russian ambient-wave project CHVRN releases the the LP Drowned on the 4th.

CHVRN

CHVRN

The third of the six tracks Tell Me is a dreamy spire of trap that bounces inside itself with spectral voices drifting hazily through the room as the irregular electro rhythms settle in to the synapses leaving the audience with sense of ears popping.

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Drowned – EP – CHVRN is available on iTunes.*

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Dark Voice Of Angelique – New Order – Audio

The dystopian-drone project Dark Voice Of Angelique from Russia released the three track single Evol Love earlier in the month.

Dark Voice Of Angelique

Dark Voice Of Angelique

Those of longer stay will spot by the word ‘single’ it doesn’t necessarily mean all over in a blink of an eye and when combined with ‘drone’ probably means an extended duration and you would be correct in thought – the three tracks on Evol Love (available on bandcamp) last for about twenty eight minutes between themselves.

Each a dark orchestration in their own existence, yet through the building of the release, the individual songs become more introspectively self-imploding and of longer gradation, necessarily making the closer New Order – the post-apocalyptic age and almost thirteen minute closer – my selection of the single as it encapsulates the precarious relationship of the 1% and the 99% which will inevitably implode upon themselves for the very fractious nature of their dichotomous existence.

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Энеона Виток (Eneona Vitok) – Регенерация (Regeneration) – Audio

The Russian lo-fi creator Энеона Виток (Eneona Vitok) released the LP Маршрут построен (Route Calculated) on the 13th.

Энеона Виток (Eneona Vitok) - Маршрут построен (Route Calculated) - Cassette

Энеона Виток (Eneona Vitok) – Маршрут построен (Route Calculated) – Cassette

There is a certain joy to communicating with musicians around the globe as things can be learnt – Маршрут построен is the common phrase on Russian Satnav devices when the route for a journey has been calculated, but rather than learning about Russian SatNav systems you probably opened this post to learn more about the music…

Маршрут построен is an approximately twenty four minutes eight track LP (available via Pomogite Community on bandcamp for either the digital version or the ten track limited run cassette version) – that flows through a psychedelic journey of compositions that hold a fascinating grip on the listener. A haunting soft vocal sweeps through tracks of fuzzy psychotropic keyboard, slippery percussion and whirling guitar.

My selection from the release is the sixth Регенерация (Regeneration), though to not dwell in the full release is to do yourself a disservice.

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