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Hladna
"Melting Water / Талая Вода"
aquarel 04-07
2007

The reissue of early album from Saint-Petersburg noise artist Nikolay Kalmykov's project Hladna. Recorded in 1998-1999 and released as a very limited CDR, it is still one of the best records ever made by Russian industrial scene and the CD edition was long overdue. This is ritual ambient with some additions of noise and metal percussion, reminding of some classic Lustmord, Cranioclast or early Hybryds tracks, but the sound is more raw and harsh. The overall atmosphere of industrial decay is rather brutal and rusty than profound and mystical here, but there are obvious strong primordial currents in this music that wake up your archaic patterns. The release comes as a beautiful paper folder limited to 300 numbered copies.

CD, limited edition 300 hand-numbered copies in cardboard folder

1999
OAO
медведь древедь
подольдомъ
без дна
древедь медведь
фрагмент неба
весна оттепель
гром

all material composed & recorded by hladna

hladna@mail.ru

mastered by igor potsukailo at puzzle god

photo by Vladimir Manevtsov
d-zine A. Wyner

 

Reviews:

Rest Art (Russia)
Radiodrone (Russia)
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http://www.ohms.ru/index.php?go=Reviews&in=view&id=258