Kedr Livanskiy - Sgoraet

Just in time of preparing Top Music Tracks of 2015 I found this Russian gem (thanks to Gorilla vs Bear early annual rating). Russian female composer and singer Kedr Livanskiy (English: "Lebanese Cedar") is inspired by Autechre, Aphex Twin and Boards of Canada, but with the lyrics and mood of Mazzy Star in her young age. No doubts she is my favourite finding now.

"The sinister synths in "Sgoraet" (English: "Burning Down") are inspired by the otherworldliness of Russian winter; Russia in winter is a terrible thing, but it also has a strange romantic presence to it. The drum and bass coda emulates the feeling of impending death and transition to another state when winter is over one's shoulder.

More from Kedr:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GHvTbBWIvQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uQ3S-nXtV4