This tribute compilation gave eight Ukrainian sound artists the opportunity to freely represent their respective visions of Karol Szymanowski’s music, life and ideas. The result is a gorgeously packaged disc and twelve-page booklet. It is a collection for lovers of drones, glitch, noise and pure, eclectic experimentalism in sound – yet with strong classical nuances.
Zavoloka / Plaster / Sturqen
Kvitnu is a standout Ukranian label run by Dmytro Fedorenko (Kotra) which started at the end of 2006 with the main purpose of spreading the electronic experimental output from the Ukraine through the support of emerging names in that scene. We chose to review three new EP’s from Kvitnu.
Clutter / Kotra / Laurent Chambert / L’Échelle de Mohs & Solar Skeletons
Four short releases from four different sources with contents ranging from processed field recordings to experimental noise, glitch and sound sculture.
Sturqen – Piranha
CD, Kvitnu, 2009 www.myspace.com/sturqen There’s industrial music, and then there’s this. “Piranha” is a serious confrontation for conventional stompin’ rivetheads and a massive paradigm shift even for those with more [ … ]
v4w.enko – Harmonic Ratio
CD, Kvitnu, 2009 v4w.enko.com Words that spring to mind when assailing your senses with the bizarre conglomerate of sound that is “Harmonic Ratio”, a selection of 26 fragments and sonic [ … ]
Kvitnu: an interview with Dmytro Fedorenko
“Ukrainian label run by Dmytro Fedorenko (Kotra), started at the end of year 2006, with the aim to amplify the electronic experimental outputs from the land of Ukraine and to [ … ]
Kotra – Reset
CD, Kvitnu, 2008 www.kotra.org.ua Upon picking up “Reset” one cannot fail to notice the exquisite packaging – a simple, yet intricate, combination of embossed engraving and varnish printing on white [ … ]
Critikal – Graphorrhea
CD, Kvitnu, 2008 www.kvitnu.com “Graphorrhea” is defined as “the writing of long lists of meaningless words, as occurs in some manic disorders,” a confused and volatile state which is very [ … ]
Zavoloka – Viter
CD, Kvitnu, 2007 www.zavoloka.com With “Viter,” Ukrainian experimental electronic artist and designer Zavoloka begins a series of four concept releases dedicated to the traditional four elements of nature. Dedicated to [ … ]
Dunaewsky69 – Xquisite.Xcerpt
CD, Kvitnu, 2007 www.dunaewsky69.com.ua On June 2007, Dunaewsky69 released their second CD entitled “Xquisite.Xcerpt”on Ukrainian label Kvitnu. This relatively new label was started in late 2006, with “Xquisite.Xcerpt” being their [ … ]