Hattifnatter is a collaboration by Evgeniy Savenko (Lunar Abyss, etc.) and M.M. (Kryptogen Rundfunk) formed in 2007 to explore free-form psychoactive electroacoustic ambience and only recently matured to release this first full-length studio album. Recorded in 2007-2013, infused, distilled, and redefined and again sent to distillation and transformation to finally form into six compositions full of weird oneiric images.
Through the clouds of omnifarious rustles, hisses and crackles one can see the landscape built by analogue pulsations and multiplied echoed acoustic percussion clatter. Swarming in the bush of field recordings and random sound combinations are the little voices of the unknown creatures. The air of atonal guitar drones is soaked in melodic tunes, feedback and colourful multi-layered effects… Just like the doctor prescribed… Soulful mastering by Kshatriy (kshatriy.pro).
This is already the second collaboration album of Bardoseneticcube from Russia and Shinkiro from Japan, this time under their own names. The first disc “Four Noble Truths” was released under the combined title of Bashin on the French label Athanor in 2011 and was dedicated to the basic principles of Buddhist teachings. The meditative and contemplative subject continues here as well, now being focused on the aspects of inner and outer space.
Submerged in the dark thick matter of sound, woven from abstract electronics, fluid, translucent and stratiform samples of transformed voices are smoothly interchanging, always showing new visions into the black mirror. Makes you wonder – does the perceivable exist separately from the percipient? In any case this is dark, nocturnal, cosmic music, not devoid of epicism and dramatism. A playlist for astral projection!
“No One’s Lullabies” is the 9th album by Reutoff, one of the best-known Russian projects on the international post-industrial scene. Over the course of one hour they will be performing their “lullabies” which won’t let you sleep though… The whole panopticon of borderline mental states will unfold before the eyes of our attention. Every track is a masterfully performed decadent dance of emotions and feelings. Steady industrial rhythms, an unhasting but assertive semi-drunk waltz, circus-like grotesque with wicked medieval shades of comatose jazz swinging in dark tones and epic electronic doom that could also fit well in the repertoire of their brother-project Otzepenevshiye – all imbued with remarkable spirit and slightly inflamed imagination.
The material entitled “No One’s Lullabies” was initially produced as a cassette mini-album by the German label Sea State in 2014 in a small edition of 80 copies in unconventional handmade packaging. The extended version with four additional compositions was put out by Reutoff on their bandcamp page as a web-release. Now the CD version of the album is available for the happy owners of CD-players and optical drives! The CD-edition contains an exclusive bonus track with a live version of one of Reutoff’s rare compositions. The disc is packaged in a matte 4-panel cardboard digisleeve, artwork features paintings by Fabrice Billard, the boss of Divine Comedy Records.