Welcoming alexey v to the collective, hailing from warmest russia (there seems to be no end of great musicians from there?) supplying his own blend of ambient chill vs more club orientated beats, similar to the london based kiss fm shows of old. this release focusses on creating textures intertwined with subtle melodic tributes to sound. a very very nice first release from alexey. this is one thats been on my playlist for a while now.
40 years since the first human on the moon... One World and Parallel Worlds serve up well on my headphones for that reflection, and the notion that when the Americans landed on the moon, we all did.
Keep up the good work Alexey.
Nickchen wrote on 01/05/08, 9:41 pm
A new kahvi star is born. Great composition. Great soundscape. Great production. Great melancholy. Great tenderness. Alexey has something to tell. And he really slams that right into your face and leaves you with strong feelings of liveliness and excitement. Strange, as the music itself is rather on the calm side.
4 Stars for "one World", 5 Stars (max) for the remainder. As forum senior, I have no fucking clue what IDM is, but if this is typical IDM, I seem to be a hardcore IDM fan. My pulse really went up while listening. Almost "Esemish" in that respect.
Alexey really suits to the general tendency that kahvi's best stuff comes from eastern europe or scandinavia. Well, art and spirit always have something to do with suffering from something and bringing this into expression. And there's much less "Niezsche" suffering in California for sure.
Ljudcommando wrote on 01/05/08, 9:41 pm
This release has been going on my playlist over and over too! Really good stuff, hope we'll hear more of Alexey in the future.
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Rubicante wrote on 01/05/08, 9:40 pm
I thought it was okay. I guess it really just wasnt my style, there were a few cool parts in the songs though. The one that stuck out the most for me was "parallel worlds" and its arpeggiators. Nice to see hear different! :D