The compilation of exclusive tracks by russian artists,
intended for the presentation on "Bruit de la neige" 2007 festival by
Studio Forum (Annecy, France). Some of them are good known in Russia
and worldwide, some are just the newcomers, but all are showing the
great potential of russian experimental music scene in the fields of
electroacoustic, abstract electronic music, drone ambient and noise
Release date is 30th March 2007. Limited edition of 500 copies in jewelcase.
Price is 13 US$/10 €.
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Today as yesterday, contemporary music is the poor relation of
phonographic edition. Narrowness of the market, idleness of the
media, disinterest of the producers and distributors? The situation
is such as to oblige the studios of contemporary music to self-
release their records or find foreign co-producers. However, rather
than accusing the market, it would also be necessary to take a look
at and invest in the musical education of our children: do they only
know the Mozarts of today, the likes of Morton Feldman, Pierre
Schaeffer, Pierre Henry, John Cage, Steve Reich, Gyorgy Ligeti or
Francis Dhomont. During my trip in Russia, I had the opportunity to
appreciate the patience of listening and the curiosity of the public,
I also shared values of open-mindedness with many composers,
known, unknown, recognized or forgotten.
The "Noise of the Snow" collection, launched by the Studio Forum,
stems from the same wish to promote works creating a link between
sound research and musical creation and asserting the absence of
borders. With this new compilation entitled "Russian roulette for
a little caviar", I wish to thank my Russian friends not only for their
hospitality but also for their musical spirituality, now massacred in
our society of high consumption. It is also true that without the
existence of the Monochrome Vision label and the Studio Forum,
you wouldn't be able to listen here, in your premises, these musics
not generating enough sales turnover.
- Philippe Blanchard
Featuring projects from Moscow region, St.Petersbourg,
Ryazan and Novosibirsk: Kolpakopf, Bardoseneticcube, Exit In Grey,
Cisfinitum, Instant Movie Combinations, Hum, CD-R, Interior
Disposition, Alexei Borisov, Kryptogen Rundfunk, Moscow Laptop
Orchestra and Noises Of Russia.