Astrowind ‎– Kedr

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Frozen Light ‎– FZL 022
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1 Vzor 17:56
2 Kedr 19:50
3 Vostok 1 7:30
4 Vzor2 12:16

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CD is housed in a digipak.
Limited edition of 102 copies hand-numbered with silver ink.

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  • Matrix / Runout: FZL 022 2015 Astrowind "Kedr"
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched In Mould SID Code Area): ООО "Маркон" Лицензия МПТР России ВАФ №77-103

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Frozenlight

Frozenlight

January 14, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

Original: Vital Weekly ( http://www.vitalweekly.net/1013.html )

Fired by this, looking at whatever was left, I picked up the one that was a bit harder to read but which turned out was another disc by Astrowind. I am not sure which of the two is more recent. I am not sure why 'Kedr' is very limited. Here too we have four long pieces and the cover lists per piece what kind of synthesizers were used, such as the "Vermona synthesizer, Roland RE-201 Space Echo, multiple artefacts of Formanta Radio Factory in Kachkanar, USSR, including Polivoks itself, as well as other exciting and legendary tools. A virtual-analogue synthesizer Oberheim OB 12 – "crazy mathematician" – plays a special role in this record", as the label announces. Somehow it seems to me that Astrowind's music here is a little rougher at the edges, a tad more experimental and in each or the four pieces there a bits and bobs of rhythm mixed in. There is nothing wrong with any of that of course as it makes up an album of ambient music, albeit from the experimental end of things. Unlike 'Semikarakory', which bright and dark mixed together in a great way, 'Kedr' is mostly dark in its outcome. Just look at the covers and one knows the difference between both. I enjoyed this one just as well, but it seemed also safer and risk free; maybe this is just the kind of music that I hear a lot when reviewing for Vital Weekly? Having said that, this is one of the better in it's kind.