Viktor Timofeev mit neuem Album und Live-CD

Lo Bit Landscapes bringen in Kürze das zweite Album “Palace of Peace and Reconciliation” des Producers Viktor Timofeev heraus. Das Werk wurde bereits vor fünf Jahren eingespielt und erblickt aufgrund widriger Umstände, mit denen das Label zu kämpfen hatte, erst jetzt und im Anschlussan die Live-Compilation “Exocursion” das Licht der Welt. Die LP, die zusammen mit der Bonus-CD “Live at No Moon” herauskommt, eröffnet ein musikalisches Panorama, das von opulenter rhythmischer Elektronik dunkler Färbung über schneidende Gitarrenparts und eindringliche Sprachsamples bis zu an- und abschwellender Dröhnung reicht, deran anrührende Melodik an den “Harmonies”-Teil der “Tjukurrpa”-Reihe von Troum erinnert und mit der Zeit imemr mehr Bewegung unter ihrer Oberfläche durchscheinen lässt. Das Label beschreibt “Palace of Peace and Reconciliation” als “a set of odes to digital alienation” und folgert: “The suite of tracks form a meditative soundtrack to an ancient eon and a crumbling artifact of the electronic era where laments unto the bitrate gods bend and swirl over estranged networks, fusing forms that feel both mystical and computer-rendered at the same time”. Ferner heißt es: “Listening to Palace of Peace and Reconciliation is like flowing through the mind of a supercomputer at the moment of sentience, experiencing the imagination of a new self-awareness in all its sharded, dreamlike aspects.

Moods arise from the confusion, melting seamlessly from the blissful black metal melodies of ‘Portal of Zin I’ to the Eno-like movements of ‘Memoriatrium’ and the frantic, Ligeti-esque discomfiture of ‘Tevek Fritoiov’. Colin Marston’s (Krallice, Dysrhythmia) ominous and shattered long form remix of ‘Portal of Zin I’ rounds out the set with a truly dystopian twist. Six live tracks form the third side of the album, offering a radically different, improvised and unhinged underside. It’s a soundworld that also reflects the producer’s notable career working in visual arts, where his lauded work has landed him exhibitions at institutions such as Bozar in Brussels, Museum Sztuki in Lodz and the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga. ‘Portal of Zin I’ is also accompanied by a music video produced by Simon Kounovsky, an artist highly acclaimed for his CGI work and someone Timofeev has previously exhibited with. The video is a psychedelic journey through an abstracted digital landscape that eschews anything recognizable. The video takes the form of an uninterrupted vertical scroll, calling to mind both contemporary interfaces and legacy platform games.”.

@ Lo Bit Landscapes