Surfacing from Barnaul in Russia you will find the ambient-drone project of Evgeny Zheyda performing under the name Thorn1.
The music drifts around the room as though carried on thermal currents as Thorn1 unifies ambient electronica, shoegaze and drone into a fusion that delights the aural palate confirming that the physiology of interweaving senses is not a flight of fantasy.
The material reflects of both the Steppes of Siberia and the buttress of the Altai mountains as the compositions thread from wide open landscape to a sense of rugged envelopment with the thread of electronic expansion being shrouded in a dark forbearance which eclipses the unseen horizons.
Whilst, as regular readers will well know, I always enjoy music which rails against the status quo, I equally enjoy musicians who in their out-put reflect of their local geographia and I inevitably find those of Siberia, Northern Scandinavia and The Andes best capture the landscape which shaped their emotional development. It is no surprise, therefore, that Thorn1 is able to take the listener, from wherever they may live, to describe and transport them to the local surroundings of Barnaul.
The most recent LP by Thorn1 – the Leave Of Leaves is available through the inimitable label Silber Records, whose releases regularly feature, on bandcamp.
Luka Fisher is a US primitive-drone creator and better known as a video and visual art creator.
Luka Fisher – Black Hair – on Seditionart
As part of the Silber Records five in five series Luka released his début EP Sleep Gallery (which is available on bandcamp).
For those not of longer stay, Silber Records is a label who feature regularly and the five in five series are five track EPs forming five minutes of music, split between tracks as the creator deems appropriate and demanding the musician pare everything to basics to fit the exacting running time of the release.
The fourth of the five tracks is As You Slip Away – a piece resonating of the wildest nightmares.