St. Petersburg Experimental Ambient and Drone Project is pleased to present the first three albums of the first period of its work: “Long Songs Pleasant for Hearing”, “Onega” and “Geoscience”.
These albums are released as double CDs, because each album has a bonus CD. All this work is a kind of music, which was recorded in St. Petersburg and was never published before.
“Long Songs Pleasant for Hearing“
Uhushuhu is a project led by Pavel Dombrovskiy, a musician and graphic designer from St. Petersburg, member of the bands Utrovortu, Pigeons and Insane Porrige-Makers, Krol’, etc. “Long Songs Pleasant for Hearing” is the project’s debut work, originally published in 2014.
Following these songs, we set off on a journey through structures and surfaces in a shell of Experimental Drone Ambient. We will face sonic anomalies, random wanderings in unstable and unpredictable spheres, vague rustles and semblant echoes, spaces of various densities, moods and origins, hidden dead-ends, spontaneous phonations and labyrinths enclosed in themselves.
The 2022 reissue comes with a second disc containing three previously unreleased compositions with a total duration of 47 minutes. The edition is presented in a matte 4-panel digisleeve with a new design by Lilia Akivenson and limited to 200 copies.
“Onega” is Uhushuhu’s second album, originally released by ΠΑΝΘΕΟΝ in early 2015 and later re-released in cassette format with a remix by Creation VI and an alternative version of the material by Uhushuhu themselves.
Archaically natural, truly psychoactive Drone, woven from hundreds of sounds that appear and disappear. Thick as a pre-dawn haze, haunted by the spirits of the forest and river nymphs. Flowing under the water like a transparent fog, descending deep to the smallest of shells on the muddy bottom of an ancient lake. Ripples on the liquid surface, stones dancing in the dark, tales of mosses and their inhabitants, the lightness of dew, the dizzying helicity of snails…
The 2022 reissue comes with a second disc containing two bonus tracks from the cassette version along with one previously unreleased 26-minutes composition. The edition is presented in a matte 4-panel digisleeve with a new design by Lilia Akivenson and limited to 200 copies.
The third studio album by the St. Petersburg-based group Uhushuhu continues the line of the two previous works: “Long Songs Pleasant for Hearing” and “Onega”, namely – long spatial tapestries filled with a whole lot of electronic and organic events drifting on a leisurely contemplative wave.
One can listen to this music endlessly, it seems to be created of several layers of semi-transparent mirrors reflecting everything that comes in the field of the musicians’ imagination: smooth synthetic pads, singing birds and (perhaps?) whales, radio waves and a heavenly female voice, lurking whispers, instrumental loops, field recordings and various found sounds. All this creates a complex electro-acoustic image, surely still pleasant for hearing to the connoisseurs of the Ambient genre.
The 2022 reissue comes with a second disc containing three previously unreleased compositions and the tape version of the “Underwater” long song. The edition is presented in a matte 4-panel digisleeve with a new design by Lilia Akivenson and limited to 200 copies.
The recording entitled “KRCFHL” was made on September 28th, 2005 by the musicians of the projects Kryptogen Rundfunk, Cisfinitum and Hladna in the home studio of Evgeniy Voronovskiy in Moscow, right before the performance at the Our Baikonur mini-festival. Armed with analogue drum-machines, synthesizers and an electric violin with effect processors, this spontaneous trio delved into researching the present moment, moving along the rhythmic soundscapes filled both with emotional cosmic reveries and noisy psychedelic visions.
The recording was kept “in the drawer” for 16 years until kultFRONT dug it out and turned it into this release, prepared with the support of ZHELEZOBETON Distribution Division. In addition to the original material, the label invited four projects – Notum, bezvlastje, Svetlo111 and Symphocat – to participate with remixes which showed their unique visions and peculiarly expanded the sound pallette of this album.
The edition is embellished with the photos of old St. Petersburg walls and is made in the form of 50 copies of 85-minute audio cassettes, and also as a double CD in a matte 4-panel digisleeve.
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