In a world devoid of verbal communication, every man, woman and child emits a constant, unique sound. Those whose sound possesses healing qualities are called Orpheuses. They are hunted down, stripped of their abilities and killed. This is the story of the last living Orpheus.
Written and Directed | Lado Kvataniya
Director of Photography | Andrei Maica
Producers | Ilya Stewart, Murad Osmann, Alexander Medvedko, Margo Sayapina
Still the best Russian electronic musician Roman Litvinov aka Mujuice directed and released a new video for his single "Hurt"
Director: Roman Litvinov (Mujuice)
Camera: Constantine Kickvidze / Alexander Belov
Ink Camera: Anatoly Belikov
Special Ink footage: Vasily Volchok
CG:AcidPop, Roman Litvinov
Additional CG: Anatoly Belikov
Watch the new video by Russian electronic band SBPCh. Directed by Moscow-based artist Pavel Samokhvalov, it takes the viewer to the unknown depths of the ocean to sing with the whales and face existential fears.Psychedelic electronic band SBPCh, which stands for "The Biggest Prime Number" in Russian, comes from St Petersburg, and has over the years become one of the favourite indie acts in the Russian-speaking world. The video for Whale is the latest in a line of collaborations between SPBCh and Samokhvalov (see a surreal trip on an ocean liner he designed for the band last year here). In his new work Samokhvalov comes back to his favourite tool — 3D graphics — and his favourite theme, the ocean.
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:
I'm super proud to present you a new music video released by our former Musicollector editor Jekka (previously). Her new sound and motion affair is an urban ballade proving the saying "Good Girls Go to Heaven and Bad Girls Go into Tinted Mercedes". Also the frontman of On-The-Go band Yura Makarychev helped Jekka a lot on this piece.
Inspired by wild nature and asian flow, full off anarchistic ideas and surrealism – the collaboration of the legendary Russian band Mumiy Troll and the absurdist artist Andrey Flakonkishochki – that's a trilogy (previously).
To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the WWI ending, Google Russia invited 7 talented Russian artists and musicians to rethink the archive of the letters of war (this reminds me and probably was inspired by a nice British project called Letters of Note). The website and letters are available only on Russian http://pisma.may9.ru/. That's why we share the musical piece created by electronic composer Roma Litvinov known a Mujuice. While working with one of the war letter he decided to go with a beat build on Morse code. The phrase "War is Over" was encoded and reprocessed through the music while Roma performed with a reading of the letter.
Track concept on Russian (you can use translated captions on it)
I like to work with talented people (who does not), and feel really happy when they achieve what they want. This midnight I want to present you the second video (previous) of our formal Musicollector editor JEKKA performed for her new EP "City of Night"
The music video directed by Lena Tsodykovskaya shot in an old school where girls used to study.
This post can be a perfect one to start your Monday, glitchy and experimental in some way. Thanks to B∞M, now we know Moscow-based artist Dmitry Morozov aka VTOL. Dmitry explores the medium of electronics in his work, using everything from barcodes to robotics to generate glitch visuals and abstract sounds. Below is a selection of his works:
http://vimeo.com/116637895 "An installation that features twelve robotic arms with speakers, which can be conducted by a participant through the gestures of their hands."
http://vimeo.com/89323190 "A device that is held above the arm that reads any tattoo markings to translate into electronic sounds."
http://vimeo.com/94968198 Turbp-Gusli - "an instrument that can be controlled using an EEG brain-reading headset."
http://vimeo.com/82575565 "Installation piece that reads a digital barcode and prints a unique postcard from that information."
Have a glitchy Monday