Here‘s one for fans of the more obscure end of electronic composition
and experimental synthesis. If the likes of Hecker or Mark Fell of .SND
stir your blood be sure to give this release from Moscow-based artist
Pavel Zhagun a listen. Broken up into twenty-four pieces,
each around thetwo minute mark, Artificationis a pristine and
artfully crafted collection of sound design miniatures. High
frequencies, glitches, minimalist drone and dramatic dynamics
all feed into this music, shaping an unconventional album
narrative thatnonetheless has a certain austere beauty to it.
Pavel Zhagun – is a famous Russian poet, sound and visual
artist, composerand producer. Place of residence – Moscow.
One of the founders of Russian avant-guarde and experimental
electronicstage (projects F.R.U.I.T.S., Atomic Biscuit Orchestra,
Joint Committee, PIEZO). The author of the idea and the organizer
of annual international festivals of the newest actual poetry and
sound-art POETRONICA. In the past – curator of the famous Moscow
gallery, which specializes in authentic modernart of the Far East,
Zabaykalye and the eastern philosophy. He writes music for cinema
and artistic performances and is the participant of many well-known
international symposiums and festivals, concerts and actions dedicated
to contemporary art. Elvira Zhagun – art historian, curator of art
project, video artist.
ZHAGUN – ARTIFICATION