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Cisfinitum
"Monochrome"
aquarel 47-19
2019

‘Monochrome' is a eulogy to Dmitry Vasiliev, a music enlightener, a label owner, a journalist, an ardent devotee of experimental music. Initially the composer Eugene Voronovsky conceived 'Monochrome' as a futuristic 'hi-res' mass, an alchemical fusion of angelic chorales and dub techno pulsations. A dream-like transparency of the material is deceptive in masking its technical complexity. Thus, the rhythmic canvas is built of "non-square" rhythms - 7/8, 15/16, etc., from which the strong beat gains fluidity typical of Oriental music. Ambient textures are based on the works of the medieval composers Josquin des Prez, Guillaume de Machaut, Perotinus Magnus. Through reverberation the sound is "placed" into authentic space of the Great Pyramid of Giza; it's a meaningful reference for the album, entitlted in its draft by Enochian key of the alchemist John Dee. 

The news of Vasiliev's tragic death caught the author in rendering the final mix. Thus the meaning and the purpose of this year-long work were redefined. ‘Monochrome' became a funeral service for a dear friend, a person whose role for independent electronic music in Russia cannot be overestimated. 
 
The album was originally released as a limited edition cassette by NEN Records in October 2018 and now re-issued on CD by the joint forces of Aquarellist, ZHELEZOBETON and kultFRONT.
 

CD, limited edition of 300 copies in jewel case

1 Riaiimi 8:22
2 Acovi 8:13
3 Abuw 6:55
4 Auyaea 6:15
5 Aueccuy 5:28
6 Rxawr 10:27
7 Qeouum 14:05
 
Artwork and Design by Murad Ibatoullin
Mastered By Myrrman
Recorded and mixed by Eugene Voronovsky 2017-2018.
This album is dedicated to the memory of Dmitry Vasilyev (31.12.1975 - 07.09.2018).