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Label: Aquarellist, KultFront, Zhelezobeton

Format: CD

Genre: Electronic

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"Monochrome" is a eulogy to Dmitry Vasiliev, a music enlightener, a label owner, a journalist, an ardent devotee of experimental music. Initially the composer Eugene Voronovsky conceived the album as a futuristic 'hi-res' mass, an alchemical fusion of angelic chorales and dub techno pulsations. A dream-like transparency of the material is deceptive in masking its technical complexity.

** Edition of 300 copies ** Recorded and mixed by Eugene Voronovsky 2017-2018. This album is dedicated to the memory of  Dmitry Vasilyev (31.12.1975 - 07.09.2018). The rhythmic canvas is built of 'non-square' rhythms - 7/8, 15/16, etc., from which the strong beat gains fluidity typical of Oriental music. Ambient textures are based on the works of the medieval composers Josquin des Prez, Guillaume de Machaut, Perotinus Magnus. Through reverberation the sound is 'placed' into authentic space of the Great Pyramid of Giza; it's a meaningful reference for the album, entitled in its draft by Enochian key of the alchemist John Dee. The news of Vasiliev's tragic death caught the author in rendering the final mix. Thus the meaning and the purpose of this year-long work were redefined. Monochrome became a funeral service for a dear friend, a person whose role for independent electronic music in Russia cannot be overestimated.

Vasiliev reads out an endless procession of bands, projects and labels he lived through, talked and wrote about. So their names, their music comes to be his voice, and his voice becomes an invisible angelic staircase that binds now and forever.

Cat. number: aquarel 47-19, KF-XXXV, ZHB-LXXVII
Year: 2019

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