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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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Riasni Drova / Moglæss – The Sun Smelled Sour Cream

Riasni Drova / Moglæss - The Sun Smelled Sour Cream

A new split self-release is out via Free Music Archive. Excavated from recordings made in 2010. The Riasni Drova side is angry and single-minded, clearly aiming to encircle and swallow anything that might come its way so that it can become something even larger. The Moglass side, with its two slabs of rough priestly melon dub, does not look for anything else to apply its forces and desires to, as it feels itself to be already as large as an aircraft carrier. Cover art by Andrij Orel.

Uninhibited Bronze Age Passion

Uninhibited Bronze Age Passion

After seven months of hibernation the Riasni Drova duo returns with a new album of freeform ballads about work and love. No physical release this time, pure Bandcamp and FMA.

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!

Close Enough to See the Sheep

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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.

New tape soon on Swollen Avantgarde

New tape soon on Swollen Avantgarde

An infamously hip date in December will see a new Riasni Drova Consort tape out on Swollen Avantgarde, the label of Matteo Poggi (Suburban Howl). This will be the “A Day at the Races” to our cae-sur-a tape’s “A Night at the Opera”, and even their titles will rhyme.

Yellow Grass Dam

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.

Andrij Orel’s bandcamp

Andrij Orel, one of Riasni Drova’s guitar care bears, has a new bandcamp page up, with his first solo release in 2 years.  Check it out at andrijorel.bandcamp.com