Genres: IDM, glitch, experimental electronic
July 18 - 24 2005
Zavoloka's album is the most accessible release I've received
yet from Ukrainian label Nexsound. This is bleepy, glitchy IDM,
taking cues from Autechre and Aphex Twin, but really of
its own unique style. Rhythms are often subtle - even suggested
- but even in its most free-flowing and abstract moments, there is a
sense of order and organization here. I really enjoy the experience
that Zavoloka has created with these ten tracks, as this seems
to have found a perfect balance between IDM and experimental
electronic music. Melody is the one fleeting ingredient here - Zavoloka
seems more content to work on atmospherics and complex compositional
architecture - but with that said, there is still enough tunefulness
to keep an open-minded ear entertained.
Favourite moments include the warped woodwinds on "Teche Voda
Ledo" and the dense melodies and rhythms of "Rankova."
This is perfect listening for a detached, sleepless 4am winter night.
10 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2005]