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"Dissilient" CD


Genres: experimental, electronic, glitch, noise

Dmytro Fedorenko
Bulgakova 4, 34
Kyiv 03134

Jan 3 - 9 2005

Kotra's Dmytro Fedorenko has background in noise bands and mathematics, but even knowing that I wasn't prepared for the experimental soundart that comprises Dissilient.  On these twenty-one brief compositions, the listener is confronted with all sorts of noise, sometimes harsh, sometimes unbearably strident.  The experience is often frustrating, but something interesting lies under the surface; these pieces are, in fact, strangely hypnotic.  If you let yourself lie back and listen to this in the dark, you'll notice how well the sounds come together.  Amidst the abrasive noise and the high-frequency screeches, there is a definitive sense of precise order; though random, these sounds work together to produce an atmosphere that's at once mechanical and human.  It's hard to define what makes this "music" so enjoyable - indeed, I doubt I'll be compelled to listen to Dissilient too often in the future - but there's something about Fedorenko's soundscapes that, if given the chance, could really change the average listener's perception of music.


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 21 tracks, distributed by the label, released 2004]