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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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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The Bajikans

The Bajikans is Alexandr Shabalin (Guitar / Vocal), Dmitriy Novikov (Bass) and Andrei Usov (Drums) an Indie-rock band from Donetsk in Ukraine.

The Bajikans - Indie rock from Ukraine

The Bajikans

Belying the surrounding chaos The Bajikans deliver a sound that harks of playful guitar and unbounded enthusiasm as the trio harness ’60s Carnaby Street psychedelia with rumbling rock, but it doesn’t sound as though the material is rooted in history as the music is delivered with a lightness of mind in which the audience can dance with abandon that acts as an antidote to the bombs falling outside.

Originally formed back in 2009 with a more indie-pop centred sound under the name The Last Of Bajikans, the trio drifted apart to side projects before reforming with a new name in 2012 and more driven music that has resulted in establishing themselves as a must see live band. For those of us further away The Bajikans have plans afoot for an LP, which is set for imminent release – Passengers Of Life.

Having had the opportunity to hear a few tracks from the album, this is one to add to the collection, both for its intrinsic musical quality and equally for marking a moment in geo-political strife.

As regular readers know bands from war-zones frequently appear, with their unbridled passion to keep creating, despite what is happening around them and I thank Elena for dropping me a note and The Bajikans for keeping candles burning.

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Outlander – Single – The Bajikans is available on iTunes.*

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Melting Clouds

Melting Clouds from Kiev in Ukraine is the psychedelic duo of Dmitriy Levchenko (Guitar / Vocals / Keyboard) and Ivan Talaychuk (Keyboards / Vocals / Guitar) plus additional players as makes sense.

Melting Clouds - Psychedelia from Ukraine

Melting Clouds

Drifting into the room Melting Clouds take over the brains synapses and the listener will find themselves floating in a timeless vortex as the duo extend notes and ideas into unending mists.


Melting Clouds are rightly uncompromising with their compositions, which seek the listener to change their thinking processes to engage with the music and if that step change is taken, there is a fascinating space in which to tarry a while. In many ways reminding of ’60s inspired psychotropics, the duo nonetheless have brought the proceedings to current times and whilst somewhat experimental there is a coherence to the songs.

The extended tracks, despite their length and style, have a natural rhythm which allows the brain to focus on the sounds, whilst the body relaxes into the ambience and if you allow yourself the time, you will find an evening has passed by seamlessly.

Their video material can be as uncompromising as the music and this one features drug taking and nudity, so choose or not, to listen to six minutes of aural intoxication by Melting Clouds.

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