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coverpic flag Ukraine / flag Japan - Full Moon 192 - 05/06/12

V4w.enko and Sanmi

Another release from the interesting Ukrainian label Nexsound, this time a Japanese-Ukrainian collaboration. Highly experimental stuff, presenting a project where sound meets vision and interweaves. This is all about textures, structures, multilayers.

Ukraina based V4w.enko (a.k.a. Evgen Vaschenko) meets Japan based Sanmi (a.k.a. Kyo Yanagi). Most of Y:E:T's seven cryptically entitled (from 1-7: "K4-j6 toT7", "Ummd_line6", "R-d4", "Bvc2c", "Nod5", "T_mx2", and 7. "Lcgf") tracks are slow streams of electronic twists and turns. Sometimes with a slow beat, except for "Bvc2c", which has got a more upbeat drive. Most tracks are also quite abstract and freely floating compositions. Like they describe their project: "Y:E:T is the next point of researches in generative sounds with a sensual approach to compose generated lines in the complete collages..." Right. Included are ever-expanding soundscapes from the electronic art palette. "T_mx2" is like a digital soundtrack to some vibrant, yet silent (think 'a bit eerie') nightlife, with crickets chirping. The closing track, "Lcgf", is the one being the key track, at least to my pair of ears. It's also a more tonal piece of composition, with a tender and quiet piano holding the thread. Vaschenko part of the project is about sound and vision, where " electronics, sound and video stream are being realised in real-time by manipulating of self-programmed algorithms..". Kyo Yanagi has been adding some 'sensual touch' with "..high tuned layers to the generated lines of sound structures..". All this resulting in, according to V4w.enko and Sanmi a ""..multilayered form which is allowed to bring spontaneous events into a new level of the synergy of the live forms and some constant rules."

Y:E:T is a good soundtrack to a lazy Sunday morning if you're in the mood for some loose-fit, abstract art shaped as sound.

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