“Conceptual as it may be, the album is also a sensory tour-de-force, worth listening and relistening for all its exquisite details – like a sci-fi epic you want to sneak into the theater to see on the big screen again. Sparkly, spacious ambient pads, brutal percussion, buzzing distorted leads threading their way across stereo space – it’s a scoring calling card.”
“Whoever wishes the eternal, must leave the temporal behind”
A third full length album by Cluster Lizard is finally out!
This work is dedicated to the genius Ukrainian and free man Oles’ Berdnyk and all seekers of true freedom.
Star Corsair is released on October 14th as LP, CD and Download.
You can listen to the whole album and order your copy here:
Read the interview for 15 questions: https://15questions.net
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Good review from Italian InYourEyesEzine on our upcoming album Star Corsair
Le duo ukrainien Cluster Lizard annonce la sortie de son troisième album intitulé “Star Corsair” sur son propre label, Prostir, le 14 octobre. C’est depuis Berlin qu’officient Dmytro Fedorenko et Kateryna Zavoloka aka Zavoloka, dont on avait adoré le dernier album solo “Ornament”, sorti à la même date l’an dernier. La vidéo du titre “Music Of Creation” en vidéo ci-dessus devrait vous aider à vous faire une idée plus précise de leur électronique d’avant-garde, tout comme “Rays Of Blue Luminary” en écoute sur le site Bandcamp du label ci-dessous.
Fifteen Questions just published an interview with Dmytro Fedorenko (Kotra / Variát) on the topic of Sound.
You may not have heard of Variát before, but it is the newest musical project from Dmytro Fedorenko, who worked earlier as Kotra. He recently stopped his Kvitnu label and now only concentrates on making music. There is indeed a bit of change here. As for instruments, he currently lists guitar, bass, synthesizer and drums, whereas, in the old days, I would think it was all electronics (digital and/or analogue) and drum machines. What remained was his approach to sonic overload. Many of the releases by Kvitnu were indebted to the legacy of Pan Sonic. That is brutal beats and ditto synthesizers. That brutality is also present here, but now he’s using instruments. Maybe Variát plays these live, and perhaps these are sampled; most likely, I would say it is a combination of both. Take, for instance, ‘There’s Lot Of Light Leaking All Over’, in which loops of guitar noise and drums (and bass, no doubt) battle against a solitary non-looped organ. The information recalls the use of “blown amps, toms played with a hammer, and drilled cymbals”, all of which I can easily see within the context of this record. One of the things this record is not is a dance record. To be fairer, I would call this is a rock record. A noise rock record, to be precise. I like this a lot. The fact that Fedorenko makes a radical break with his past music, and yet, for all the brutal approach, at the same time, he stays completely in line with his past. I find that quite an achievement. The wall of noise rock approach with real instruments, treated with electronic devices, sampled and giving them more strength via sound effects, makes these eight pieces strong music statements. Music that needs to be played loud or not at all. There is simply nothing in between. There is no escape, and total surrender is required, but something beautiful will be yours. (FdW)
CLUSTER LIZARD “Music Of Creation”
A track from the upcoming album Star Corsair