I'm just a guy from Siberia with certain difficulties in communication within the society.Ever since I was 12 or 13 y.o. I used to find my ultimate relief in music - in the end of the day I went to bed, put my headphones on and listened to kilometers of cassete tapes, megabytes & megabytes of CD music, and, later on, once those mp3 players emerged, just gygabytes of music. Music was THE place to escape to, a land of dreamy valleys and hills, fantastic white clouds, each of its unique, sophisticated shape... Or a land of the Powerful Evil and demons - I've been listening to the music in no regards of its genre, back then I used to fall asleep to Pink Floyd as well as Enigma as well as Manson or Oomph, or Johny Cash, or a bunch of no-name russian rock bands...
Some years passed, and I found myself learning these basic chords on my 1st trash guitar, naturally raping my parents' ears and disturbing them from the TV shows:) No, further on I won't describe the full way from those days to my passion for electronic music - I'd just say back then I discovered that speaking to the world through music is the only sincere, true way to do it that I'm capable of, no matter if it's good or bad. I realized that it just IS.
And I'm still this way.
You are reading this because of that or other way you've come across my 1st LP record, "The Shell". After 13 years of making music here and there, I decided to sum it all up in these 57 minutes of music the majority of the industry people would probably classify as downtempo ambient sound with some solid inclusions of IDM and more than tolerant attitude to live instruments. I'll bow to them with respect and answer that I really did my best at emulating 70s psychedelic art rock or 90s new age musical matters with the means of 2010s electronic music. It's like Pink Floyd's of King Crimson's concepts being put through the prism of contemporary electronic sound - technically, that was the idea. But I believe that the most important thing and the purest goal one can ever achieve by creating a piece of music is another introvert teenager dreaming in his headphones before he falls asleep. Well, not necessarily a teenager - unfortunately, one could hardly identify me as a young man already, but I still visit the Wonderland.
I've tried to create these imaginary surrealistic music worlds of my own - all for you to travel through. I want to tell you a story, I want to speak to you through the music. I hope you like what you hear.
I also want to give a credit to all the people who contributed to "The Shell" and without whom it just wouldn't be the Wonderland I intended it to be. I thank Jovana Djordjevic for her spectacular voice, and Dan Hawkins for his incredible live bass, and surely Jens Gad of Enigma for this guitar magic,and Denis Sedovich of Caravan, for his godlike classic guitar vibe. And to Huby Sea for his out-of-this-planet mastering skills and naturally SETI ears:) And finally, thanks to Keith Downey of Psychonavigation Records for making it possible for me to speak.