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Artists / Stanislav Vdovin

Being under the influence of techno music since childhood, Stanislav Vdovin (b. 1985) created the project Unit 21 at the age of 18. Despite his proficiency in classical and jazz piano, Stanislav oriented project on atmospheric techno. Its distinctive feature subsequently became the microsampling of Soviet vinyl records (the album «November», 2007). During his studies at the University, Stas worked as a sound engineer, text corrector and a copywriter, and eventually obtained a degree in economics and management.

In January 2010, Stanislav Vdovin combined all his skills under the label Occasion, aimed at the production of modern electronic music. Occasion publishes Vdovin solo music as well as his collaborations with Olga Shaydullina, Alexander Ananyev (Sleepy Town Manufacture), Ivan Lukyanov (Lou) and others. Creative result of the duo Sleepy Town Manufacture & Unit 21, the album «No Traces», marked by the release on the U.S. ambient label Infraction.

Stanislav Vdovin music can be described as an organic symbiosis of digital synthesis and processing, the sounds of acoustic and analog instruments, and of course, the heart and the mind. During the years of creative activity focus of the musician has gradually shifted from club beat through vinyl microsampling to melodic compositions with rich in the nuances sound decisions.

Functional dance music was not completely forgotten. In 2012 Stanislav Vdovin started using the alias Worn Hood for relaxed house music with an emphasis on keyboard improvisation and alias Initial Run for atmospheric techno. This music is published on the label Synthetic Heart, also owned by Vdovin.

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Selected discography

Stanislav Vdovin — Wake Me Up When It's Gone (Anodize, Occasion, 2014) 
Olga Shaydullina + Stanislav Vdovin — Magic Carpet (Occasion, 2012) 
Stanislav Vdovin — Live For Food And Culture (Occasion, 2011) 
Stanislav Vdovin — December Remixes (Occasion, 2011) 
Stanislav Vdovin — Countless Efforts (Occasion, 2010) 
Sleepy Town Manufacture & Unit 21 — It Comes With Nothing (Occasion, 2010) 
Stanislav Vdovin — Made Of Cloth And Feather (Occasion, 2010) 
Anton Cherkasov + Stanislav Vdovin — Live In Moscow (Occasion, 2010) 
Stanislav Vdovin — Second Variety (Occasion, 2010) 
Olga Shaydullina + Stanislav Vdovin — et_cetera (Occasion, 2010) 
Stanislav Vdovin — Rapid And Tired (Rat Hole / Occasion, 2009) 
Sleepy Town Manufacture & Unit 21 — No Traces (Infraction, 2009) 
Stanislav Vdovin — December24 (Rat Hole / Occasion, 2008) 
Sleepy Town Manufacture & Unit 21 — Kite (38.8, 2008) 
Unit 21 — November (Peace Technologies, 2007) 
Unit 21 — September-October (Thinner, 2006) 


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