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GROOVE magazine reviewed Cluster Lizard’s “Star Corsair”

Cluster Lizard, Berliner Duo der Ukrainer Dmytro Fedorenko and Kateryna Zavoloka, beziehen sich in ihrer Interpretation und Ausformung eines experimentellen Beinahe-Club-Post-Technos auf Star Corsair (Prostir) auf das gleichnamige Science-Fiction-Werk des ukrainischen Autors und Menschenrechtsaktivisten Oles Berdnyk. Im detailversessen retro-dystopischen Sound des Albums finden die freiheitlichen Space-Utopien Berdnyks einen spannenden Resonanzraum.

https://groove.de/2021/11/15/motherboard-november-2021/3/

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ZAVOLOKA for SOUNDS OF CHORNOBYL

http://soundsofchernobyl.org/

Звуки Чорнобиля. Випромінення / Sounds of Chornobyl. Radiation

Zavoloka performed live for the project “Sounds of Chornobyl” in the yard of School number 1 in Pryp’yat’ in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone, where she presented the new composition “To Those Who Saved The World”.

This video tells the story of the abandoned city of Pryp’yat’ through one of its symbols – School number one, which is already collapsing, as well as our memory of this tragedy.

“Той, хто не пам’ятає свого минулого, засуджений на те, щоб пережити його знов”

Recording date – October 26th, 2021
Location – Pripyat, School #1

Над відео працювали / Video credits:
Music artist: ZAVOLOKA
Visual artist: Valeriy Korshunov
Produced by SOUNDS OF CHORNOBYL team
Executive Producers: Oleksandr Kiychenko, Valeriy Korshunov, Sveta Korhunova, Sergey Zeinalov
Art Director: Valeriy Korshunov
Project Manager: Oleksandr Kiychenko
Head of Production: Sergey Zeinalov
Camera Crew: Kirill Rusanivskyi, Maksim Kostenko, Oleksandr Kobzarenko
FPV Drone Pilot: Zbroy Films, Andrei Zbroy Svjatoslav Zbroy
Drone Operator Footages: Artefact Film
Video Editing & Color: Valeriy Korshunov, Sergey Zeinalov, Maria Illina

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Backseat Mafia reviewed Cluster Lizard’s “Star Corsair”

Deep and dark electronica. One could imagine the production of Star Corsair evolving in a room full of huge modular synths, lights pulsing while two dark figures loom over the machines, pressings keys and turning dials. A wonderful ambient bed of sounds shimmering over drifting melodies and synthetic beats. As an immersive listening experience, Cluster Lizard have achieved their goal of composing a soundtrack to Oles’ Berdnyks’ book and at the same time transcending far beyond its media. Star Corsair is one of those albums that has the ability to create multiple audio experiences on each listen as you are drawn to the different elements within its complex layers. An audio trip into the outer reaches of ones own imagination.

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Yellow Green Red reaction to Variát

Perfect for the autumnal season, here comes the Ukrainian artist Dmytro Fedorenko and his Variát project. It’s kinda like dungeon-synth without the synth, if that makes sense? In place of any obvious keyboards comes bass guitar in an extremely heavyweight form, often bristling at the edges with digital distortion and speakers vibrating beyond their capacity. They’re not riffs so much as sustained brutal notes, somewhat in the school of Swans, though I’m also reminded of Leda’s avant heavy metal repetition and the rich depths of sonic sludge that Black Mayonnaise liked to trawl through. I think there’s also some sort of occult vibe happening with I Can See Everything From Here – that sure is one scary eyeball on the cover – but I’m generally kind of oblivious to the mystical dark arts or black magic or whatever. In a horror movie, I’d probably be the first one to go, that random non-believer who disappears before things barely get started. When it comes the deep ominous drift and poisonous klang of Variát, however, I’m happy to stay put for the full duration.

https://www.yellowgreenred.com/

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12.11.2021 Cluster Lizard live in Berlin

November 12, 2021, Friday
CLUSTER LIZARD live at Eclectique in About Blank club, in Berlin, Germany
https://ra.co/events/1467907

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Indie Rock Mag reviewed Variát

On connaissait l’Ukrainien Dmytro Fedorenko pour l’électro-indus forcené et le glitch déstructuré de son projet Kotra, pour les expérimentations synthétiques en tous genres du label Kvitnu désactivé il y a peu, ou plus récemment pour les soundtracks techno post-apocalyptique et vaporeux du duo Cluster Lizard qu’il forme avec sa compagne et graphiste Zavoloka chez Prostir, successeur de Kvitnu, et dont le nouvel opus Star Corsair vient justement de sortir. Autant dire que la surprise fut conséquente en découvrant ce premier album de VARIÁT, ovni du mois qui le voit tenir en plus des synthés des instruments tels que guitare, basse et batterie pour accoucher d’un inclassable titan instrumental aux saturations imposantes, à la croisée d’un metal expérimental présentant quelques atomes crochus avec le doom liquéfié des sorties récentes de Nadja, et d’une ambient dystopique et noisy, presque harsh par moments, qui semble s’élever des ruines de la musique industrielle pour inventer son propre langage cinématographique, celui d’une menace mythologique en apparence décrépie mais bien résolue à en découdre dans un dernier élan d’énergie noire et viciée.

http://www.indierockmag.com/article34644.html

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A short review on VARIÁT from the Silence And Sound:


“VARIÁT builds industrial architectures ready to collapse in the gaping holes opened by metal monsters playing post-metal fueled by gothic folk and cabalistic experimentation. An intense and dark album.”

https://silenceandsound.me/2021/10/26/variat/

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Exploratory article from CDM about Cluster Lizard’s “Star Corsair”.

“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.”

Full article is here:
https://cdm.link/2021/10/an-evocative-album-draws-from-ukrainian-sci-fi-in-cluster-lizards-star-corsair/

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Cluster Lizard “Star Corsair” – our 4th release is out today!

“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:
https://clusterlizard.bandcamp.com/album/star-corsair

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Good review on Cluster Lizard “Star Corsair” on German Faze Mag