Festival Compilation | When I think of electronic music from russia, I always think of minimal music and melodic IDM. And when I listen now to the two beautiful "NetAudio Russia Compilations" I am once more convinced that Russia especially Moscow has a strong eletronic scene I would like to explore by night. Both compilations are compiled with care and are just great.
At first I thought, the compilators would have separated four to the floor-tracks from IDM from Ambient, but that's not the case.
The main idea of both compilations is to let the listeners explore the variety of electronic music done by musicians performing on the festival. And I have to say, both trips are just wonderful and fit well together.
You dive into dreamish IDM like "Rosolam (Novomix)" from moroza_knozova or breakbeats with vocals like "10msec" from Iky Que or more straight elektro like "Liquid Fur" from Stud.
On the more upfront side I adore especially two tracks which would best be described as poetic minimal techhouse. Give "Put On A Magical Hood (Passage Version)" by Feldmaus and "Alenkin Home" by Frunk29 a listen. Wonderful tunes, to dance in the morning hours to with your eyes shut of course. Truly extraordinay how Frunk29 weaves some jazzy flavor into his track.
But also DJs with a heart for more pushy grooves get something for their sets. Vadim Lankov knows how to give the bassdrum that adequate kick. He hands us two excellent tracks over. With "Lankov - secondsun" he explores minimal techno with some tricky shuffling and experimental sounds and "Impudence" is that rave tune, you need to heat up the dancefloor.
A really fantastic double-feature from Russia. Don't miss it!
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This article was written on 28.December 2009 by mo.. mo. is a music-lover. The journalist and author from Cologne/Germany enjoys supporting the global netlabel-phenomena. For years he has explored the netlabel underground and has written numerous articles on the free music culture. He is the main-editor behind Phlow. Read more articles written by mo..