Aleksei Nikitin, whose first release kindled the GOST ZVUK history (and whose brilliantly sparkish "Ledyanoy Album" was issued on the label a couple of years ago), goes back to Ground Zero after his trilogy on Figure and REKIDS' "Atoner" LP. All four tracks of the ninth GOST INSTRUMENT's vinyl present a rather way-out approach, surprisingly uncommon for Aleksei's form style. But this seemed minimalism tends to be valid only at first glance. Starting from plain rhythm, "Elektromechanika's" further groove is drifting on lots of tousled synths. "Far Voices", an exercise in interweaving of echoes and voice samples, ends right at the moment when you expect track's next iteration. The B-side is not without surprises too: the acid beat of "Oasis" rises almost suddenly after drone-alike "Monothone". Summarizing all the above, getting into this record is not only the extremely clear case, but you should also try to play it from random track, or even in "B2-A1" order.
released November 15, 2019
Produced by – Nocow
Executive-Producer – Ildar Zaynetdinov
Mastered By – Walter Coelho
Music heads have been fiending for "Glisten" since Joy O's Dekmantel Mix from a few years ago. That heavy bassline and signature Tessela chopped vocals were seared into our memories. It was worth the wait. Lanark Artefax's "Intimidating Stillness Mix" of "Touch Absence" is a futuristic twist of his track from Whities 011, one of the best EPs of 2017. Shout out to Nic Tasker and Whities for having such a selective ear and for making these available digitally for all to enjoy. Edward