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Press / Stanislav Vdovin — Made Of Cloth And Feather [Occasion 2010-04]
FdW, Vital Weekly #761
«More music from Russia's Stanislav Vdovin, this time again on his own and with a proper cover.
He hails from Nizhny Novgorod and dabbles in what we can loosely describe as microsound.
To his end he uses synthesizers, electric guitar and bass guitar, with the addition of vocals and tibetan singing bowls on one track, played by others.
In his earlier I seemed to detect a bit of Gas like music, but later on traces of Taylor Deupree and Kenneth Kirschner became more apparent, and this is also the case on this new release.
Long stretched out sounds, clicki click rhythms of highly processed bass sounds, deep end rumble and throughout a mellow mood.
Sometimes a piano sound pops up and carries a track around. All in slow pace, as Vdovin is never in a hurry.
Do I like this? Yes, actually I do.
Its some great winter mood music (although perhaps a government health warning would not be a bad idea: do not play this music if you hate dark days) and Vdovin has mastered the genre pretty well.
And that might very well be the problem that I also have with this release: it all sounds so familiar, so closely related to much of the 12K/Line catalogue.
Vdovin seems to be bringing very little new to the table of microsound.
What he does is good, but he should definitely try and work out what he wants to make of his own, in stead of copying what is out there in big amounts.»
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