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Live in Chernivtsi, June 30th 2017

Riasni Drova Consort played live in Chernivtsi at the end of June, five years after the first concert there, again organised by Zhan Pobe / Dzestra. We’re quite happy about how it turned out this time. There are some photos from the concert. Also the full audio recording is available on Bandcamp:

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Navel Songs and Ballast, Vol. III

A fill-in-the-blanks gucci rapidshare release. First side: our take on #хлопськийнойз from 2011. Second side: Marenych nostrum.

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Фермери; веселощі (2016)

A new “single-side” release is up on Bandcamp, recorded in 2012.
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Meanwhile:
1.) the first Riasni Drova Consort LP is forthcoming, more details about it later this year;
2.) snippets of how we sound in 2016 (back after a very long break): one, two

Наладнав; забув (2015)

Наладнав; забув (2015)The most deliberately assembled album of the Ukrainian trio to date. Baroque-era horses grazing among ionized leftovers of retired contemporary musics. Distance without irony. Freeform art going native and learning to incorporate its doubt and suspicion into its freedom. Tangible unprotected things and songs. (Also up on FMA.)

Men, Hyper​-​Inspired Babies, and Their Unforgettable Experiences

New archival release, a Riasni Drova trio/duo split from 2011. The duo thing is basically a long percussion duet, not typical fare for us ooooo-types. The title is for now a working title, and there are going to be more working titles for a while, until Oleg returns from the army and starts renaming it all.
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Бенкет; хребет

A new message in a bottle that did not reach the ancestors on time; from sweet home 2011.
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Riasni Drova Consort – Бенкет; хребет @ Bandcamp

Years of Care

New release of old mono recordings on Bandcamp. Chorales, fantasias and romps with Taras Fedirko.

Riasni Drova Consort on The Wire’s Below the Radar compilation

Andrey Kiritchenko of Nexsound has assembled a compilation of high-brow, middle-brow and mono-brow music from Ukraine for The Wire‘s special edition of Below the Radar.  It’s now up on their site for subscribers to download.  A previously unreleased Riasni Drova Consort song excerpt is there on the compilation — and it’s the first publicly available snapshot of how we sounded in 2013. Our friends in W.B.B.B. (ex-Moglass) are also on board. Look yonder: http://thewire.co.uk/audio/btr/zikro_advanced-music-from-ukraine
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Two (long overdue) archival releases for this fall from the Riasni Drova camp

The label that was interested in Green Ray District as a split side went to sleep about a year ago. This short album includes another episode of our JJNilesploitation series and comes in an anatomical mix specifically for the prying ears for whom bathing in atmospherics is the last thing on their minds.
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And straight from the obskuryatnik comes the second one, this time from Riasni Drova Consort: Famiglie, intere specie di bagagli. Similar story: the friendly label that cared for this album went into anabiosis as far back as 2010. Andrij thinks that “sub-Incus avant rednecks” sums up the music here very well; this was maybe the last session when we felt fine and happy doing something of this sort. Soon afterwards we became preoccupied with quite different flows.
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Complications Set In: new free release by Riasni Drova Consort

Complications Set In: new free release by Riasni Drova Consort

Head submerged in a fountain, legs shoved each into its own blind alley, using abdomenal contractions, elbows and fingers, it tickles, it anthemizes… “Complications Set In” was recorded throughout 2011 employing plucked psaltery, guitar-centered chain fission and other varieties of sprawling aural puff pastry in which components of our favourite Ivor Cutler song wallow. The album includes a collage booklet by Temko Czech. Proceed to the bandcamp by clicking on the cover. Also published on the FMA courtesy of our friend We Have No Zen!