BANNED BOOK - HOLOGRAPHIC RELATIONCHIP
Banned Book – is a side-project of Arthur Berent, created to release music ideas, not related to the musical structure of Abstract Avenue.
Holographic Relationchip is another attempt to look into the future, see, experience it, and communicate the findings to the audience in the form of music. Every track on the album is a sound page of the book, which contains all the findings, hidden thoughts and fantasies, everything that can only be written in the Banned Book. This release is a completely new way of communication between different people, separated from each other by tremendous distances, sharing of experience and information in the history of civilisation.
released January 10, 2011 - Lagunamuch Records
Moscow, Russia’s Lagunamuch have kept a low profile over the years; slowly developing their brand of high-quality electronics in each production. Banned Book is no exception, having carefully woven a detailed mesh of post-AFX frequencies, Arthur Berent manifests a clear trajectory of exp-tinged nostalgia. Sounds from the past morphing into the future, Holographic Relationchip dives straight into an abyss of digital-to-analog beauty bringing elements of Abfhart Hinwil, Novel 23 and Brothomstates to the forefront of a climactic six-track release for Lagunamuch.
Not entirely drowned in atmosphere, Holographic Relationchip casts a beam of synthetic light reflecting a new pathway for electronic music and its sub-genres. “Theories” opens with a cascading depth of crunched beatwork, weaving blips’n bleeps, vocodered whispers, and an emotional pull that is quite gratifying. “Dimmlicht” dips into techno-terrain, a thick brood of crisp synth notes, 4×4 percussion and a hypnotic melody takes the lead on this mysteriously orchestrated, dance-floor ready track. “Death Dumps” projects a more sinister vibration; its tone is tinged with industrialized wastelands, lost data slurs and a wash of drenched noise breaks through the midway point of this subtle book of shadows. “Wispering Corridors” levels out the playing field as its freeze – thaw cycle of minimalized beats flicker in the background. “Hollow Earth,” perhaps the flagship piece of the lot, could easily spin on repeat mode without hindrance; its heartfelt, almost classical style, harks back to late 90′s IDM… melodies spilling from every angle, the high-energy pulse of this piece is reason alone to seek out Holographic Relationchip. The title track zips the entire package and elevates its modulations into stratospheric realms.
A well-conceived volume of audio delight, Banned Book ceases the moment in this brisk 30-minute jaunt through time. Ripping through a boundless foray of upbeat versus downbeat electronics, Holographic Relationchip reconfigures past and present to deliver a new progression of future sound-escapes.
© Igloo Magazine
ABSTRACT AVENUE - SKY & TELESCOPE
Abstract Avenue - is a solo project of Arthur Berent. He is a part of Flexkiks and a designer of Lagunamuch/Peace Technologies. Prior to this release, you could hear his work Submarine on Deep Sea Shipping compilation, released on Lagunamuch. Sky&Telescope is made of 6 tracks based on romantics, science fiction future and travels to outer worlds. Dort is the pearl of the release, which enigmatically combines melody and IDM structure. Works of Abstract Avenue is an incredible cocktail made from the inner space, air and fresh sound solutions. Carefully listen to the tracks and reach stars with your telescope.
released December 1, 2008 - Lagunamuch Records
ABSTRACT AVENUE - AUDIO PORT
Lightness and distortion carry through futuristic urban places, where replicants and androids cavort. Sounds that are aroused by a dream-like way of life, that hypnotise with contrariness. Sound-collages with slightly phlegmatic but mostly melancholic mood, that carries through the minutes with controlled airiness. Maybe it sounds like if it would break out every second, which lets evolve unsynchronously-synchronous and controversial soundschemes. Smashed tranquilness in a thousand pieces.
released January 01, 2003 - LegoEgo
In 14 Tracks und knapp 70min Spielzeit wühlen sich Arthur Berent und Andrej Mühlberg durch schönste verspielte Beats und glockenspielartige Melodieläufe zwischen trippiger Leichtigkeit und anscheinend nie langweilig werdenden Geräuschstrukturen.
Ein wunderschönes Release, daß auf meinem iPod einen festen Stammplatz erhalten hat und dort auch nicht so schnell weichen wird! Musik zur Wiederentdeckung des reinen Hörens auf dem Bett oder um sich einfach nur in einen Zug/U-Bahn zu setzen und konzeptlos durch die Gegend zu fahren – den Kopf natürlich in Jimmy Somerville-Manier (im Smalltown Boy-Video) gegen die Scheibe gelehnt – Rausschauen und sich der Melange aus organischem/realen Musikvideo und dem auf den Ohren befindlichen Soundtrack hingeben.
ABSTRACT AVENUE - ARTEFACTS ON THE MOON
After recording the mini-album "Sky&Telescope" and taking part in Main Control Board compilation as Abstract Avenue, Arthur Berent prepared his new experimental project - album "Artefacts on the Moon". This recording is a guide to another fascinating trip in the adventure and dangerous world. Location is a space base on the surface of the Moon, where a research team is looking for new artifacts. "Artefacts on the Moon" is a soundtrack of current events, when, suddenly, everything goes out of control and the story evolves in an unexpected manner.
released March 2, 2011 - Lagunamuch Records
MAIN CONTROL BOARD - Various Artists
01. Indu Mezu vs Flagra - The Game
02. Speyer - Dust
03. Riverz End - Triangle Man
05. Autopilots - Machine
06. Nightech - Grey Strata of Subways
07. L.F. - Delta-Foxtrot
09. Speyer - Connecting to You
10. Riverz End - Main Control Board
11. Egofriend - Condition Rock
12. Alexandroid - Station MIR
CD released January 1, 2010 - Lagunamuch Records
Alexander Matrosov, a part of Alexandroid, Gods Delusion, Flexkiks, Autopilots, Speyer projects came up with an idea to make such a compilation. He was going to make the second sound trip, a kind of sequel to the Deep Sea Shipping compilation. The sound was more of an industrial and radical type. This time the theme of the compilation is not a sea, but the black space with its microgravity, adventures and unpredictability. We decided to use new approaches, new technologies and invite musicians that we know. We were not rushing with this release, making the things more difficult for ourselves and testing the compilation by time. Once it is ready we are really happy with the final result.
Main Control Board compilation is not mixed. All tracks are specially chosen to complete each other. Listening to the cd it feels like one album is playing. What is it, Main Control Board?
We dig Main Control Board is a control board of our galactic, matrix or program, whatever you call the reality. You can draw parallels between what is happening on our planet and on the cd. There are no coincidences.
It took us two years to finish this monolithic release. The result was worth the effort. Unfortunately during these two years many unexpected things have happened. One year ago, an excellent musician and creator of this project, Alexander Matrosov passed away. One year later we are dedicating this compilation to him. It is exactly the way he wanted to see and hear it.
FLEXKIKS - FREELAND
Flexkiks is Alex Matrosov (Alexandroid), Arthur Berent (Abstract Avenue) and Vladimir Muhlberg (PlusMinus) joint project, recorded in Munich, Germany. Freeland contains broken rhythms of techno-break, dark-hop, idm character. Musicians took some elements of industrial culture as a basis for their work and constructed their own vision of music.
CD released January 31, 2006 - Lagunamuch Records