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Studia Spiritual (LP)

Label: 12th Isle

Format: LP

Genre: Experimental

In stock


 The latest offering from 12th Isle collects a variety of recordings from Vasily Stepanov and Vlad Dobrovolski as part of their on-going S A D project (Udacha/Muscut). Comprised of synthesists Vasiliy Stepanov and Vlad Dobrovolski, the duo is dedicated to commissioning and championing new works for their unique instrumentation, building the repertoire while also expanding audiences’ perceptions of what tape duo S A D can do. From fluttering soundscapes to crypto microtones and afro grooves, Studia Spiritual features nine new and wide-ranging works. As part of their process, S A D sample and distort old de-magnetised tapes, constantly adding to and reworking their own sound-world. Layers of kosmiche synthesisers, off-kilter woodblock percussion and lysergic field recordings interplay with dense ambient textures in a true collage-style approach to music making. Across the nine tracks, multiple collaborations and aliases coalesce to present a thorough look at both artists approach to communicating the world around them. Drawing influence from nature and the outdoor concerts of Vladislav’s band Kurvenschreiber as well as late night free jazz shows and a similar ‘hauntological’ approach seen in Dobrovolski’s recent ‘Playbacks for Dreaming’, the pair express a unique genre-traversing attitude.

Cat. number: ISLE012
Year: 2022

Shipping out on 13th June, 2022

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