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Lagging a bit with site updates… two new Consort releases were released on Bandcamp during the recent months. One is based around songs Jaroslav’s grandmother used to sing, and touches on many ideas/places besides that; in a way it’s continuing where “Наладнав; забув” left off. The other one is a peek into a certain mode and quality of playing that we reached around 2012 (and that lasted until 2013), and to allow more focus on that, it has no cuts/edits, just a few longish pieces recorded as played from start to finish.
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:
A fill-in-the-blanks gucci rapidshare release. First side: our take on #хлопськийнойз from 2011. Second side: Marenych nostrum.
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.
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.
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!
Late with the news here, but as promised, Riasni Drova Consort’s new c40 tape, “Close Enough to See the Sheep” was released on December 21st on Swollen Avantgarde. Edition of 24. Buy it straight from Matteo, contacts here.
Our archival self-release stream quietly trickles on. “Yellow Grass Dam” is a new free release on Riasni Drova Consort’s bandcamp. It sums up our 2010 joys and concerns pretty decisively. Like the “Berezhene” CD-R, but with better butter.