Label: Klammklang - klamm01
Format: LTD Cassette, Digital
Release: 05 Nov 2013
Following on from a number of remarkable vinyl cuts on Bristol’s Immerse Records, St. Petersburg’s Stanislav Sevostyanikhin returns with the first new Kontext mini album in almost four years, with the most cogitative and self-reflective one to date.
As if being himself in a sonically altered state of consciousness, Stanislav manipulates crepuscular soundscapes and artfully programmed rhythms channelling the aural feel of solitude to the listeners, putting you into a sort of outerworld yet internally-focused context.
Opening with some creepy voice samples captured from vintage Soviet psychiatric records (‘Preamble’) Side A features producer’s trademark murky dubtech with its stomping beats, playful percussions and Detroit-like synth chords.
Further Side B unveils a wide range of maneuvers and stunts that have been previously kept in secret in Kontext’s music production arsenal: vinegary bleeps and synth lines (‘Acid Shower’), an eerie mantra-esque verses by featuring Ukranian poet Liza Gotfrik (‘Emergence’) and an obscure dub piece unexpectedly turning into a rave party in purgatory (‘A Man Who Escaped’).
A2 Jumping Into The Void II
A3 The Night Of The Sweaty Knives
A4 Dreams Of A Reason
A5 Anxiolytic Effect
B1 Acid Shower
B2 The Man Who Escaped
B3 Emergence (feat. Liza Gotfrik)
Music by Stanislav Sevostyanikhin
Voice & lyrics in B3 by Liza Gotfrik
Video by Taras Gesh
Album 'Dysphoria' will be released on the new cassette imprint Klammklang on 5th November!
The Man Who Escaped (official video)
Also check great Kontext mix for Fuselab podcast