Exposé Online banner

Dmitriy Fedorov — Consistence
(Floise, 2017, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2017-07-31

Consistence Cover art

There is a new Russian electronic musician that has come on the scene: Dmitriy Fedorov. He began his solo career in 2014 when he moved to Moscow and built his own studio for sonic explorations. He grew up exposed to analog and digital electronics, asserting that the best option is to seek harmony between the two technologies. Dmitriy’s approach is to record sonic segments on the street and elsewhere, take them back to his studio, and manipulate them beyond recognition, looking for unexpected results. What Dmitriy gives us on his debut album is seven electronic instrumental tone poems that integrate analog and digital instruments as well as styles from the electronic music masters. The album opens with “Wake up My Little Girl,” an eery and sinister piece where a young girl is possibly suffering from a nightmare. Next is the hopeful “We Can Believe,” with slow washes of sonic chords, crackling electronics, and eventually unintelligible voices. “Her Dreams” is another dark atmospheric piece that also includes an acoustic guitar for some added interest. Then we reach “The Strange Stories” that begins with scraping and sliding sounds and banging electronic rhythm. In the second half, the track approaches Berlin School electronics through the addition of rhythmic sequencers. “Who Am I” is nine minutes of hellish metallic sounds, crackling electronics, and whispered voices. And this is followed by “Million Voices of the Wind,” a track that bears a resemblance to some of Lustmord’s dark ambient work. The disc closes with “Full of Hope” with its industrial, mechnical rhythm and bubbling metallic electronic sequencers. Quite an adventurous undertaking from Moscow and one well worth investigating.


Filed under: New releases, 2017 releases

Related artist(s): Dmitriy Fedorov

More info
http://store.floise.com/product/dmitriy-fedorov-consistence/

Latest news

2019-06-05
Legendary Co-Founder of The 13th Floor Elevators Passes Away at Age 71 – Sadly, Roky Erickson passed away on May 31, 2019. Known as the father of psychedelic music and co-founder of the ground breaking 13th Floor Elevators, Roky had a profound influence on music from the 60s to today. Plagued by his own personal demons, Roky had a difficult life and is now free of these burdens. » Read more

2019-04-24
Help MoonJune Bring Great Music to Life – Like many music lovers around the world, we’ve been thrilled and amazed to hear the recordings that have been released by MoonJune from sessions at La Casa Murada in Spain. Such label stalwarts as Mark Wingfield, Markus Reuter, Asaf Sirkis, Tony Levin, Dusan Jevtovic, Vasil Hadzimanov, and many more have gathered in various combinations at the studio to produce some of the most creative music in recent years. Now, label head Leonardo Pavkovic is offering a compilation, La Casa Murada - MoonJune Sessions, Volume One, as a fundraiser for upcoming sessions. » Read more

2019-04-10
The Pineapple Thief to Tour North America – November and December of 2019 will see The Pineapple Thief bringing their music to Canada, Mexico, and the US, and famed drummer Gavin Harrison will be on board. The band has been touring extensively in Europe, but North America will be new territory for them. » Read more

2019-03-25
Scott Walker RIP – Noel Scott Engel, better known as Scott Walker, was one of the most intriguing and enigmatic musical figures in the second half of the 20th Century. His strange career started with The Walker Brothers, an American pop group that featured no one named Walker and no brothers. After moving to England in 1965, they had a series of hit singles. Scott's solo work started with Scott in 1967. Starting in the 80s, his work took an increasingly avant-garde turn. » Read more

2019-03-20
Freedom to Spend Unearths June Chikuma's Archives – Jun (June) Chikuma is well known for her video game and anime soundtracks, but she also released an album of experimental electronic music back in 1986 called Divertimento where she indulged the kind of spontaneity that wouldn't work in a soundtrack. RVNG Int'l label Freedom to Spend is bringing this overlooked item to broader attention with a deluxe reissue. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Kenziner - Timescape – Remember when a "shredding" guitar player was the exception? Seems you can't turn around these days without knocking one over. Kenziner is another one of these small-label guitar bands. The focus is...  (1999) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues