ca440 - Utrovortu - Byt' kak myshi-polevki (Feeling like a campagnol)
- Artist: Utrovortu
Title: Byt' kak myshi-polevki (Feeling like a campagnol)
Keywords: abstract; post-punk; lo-fi; spoken word; psychedelic rock; psy-folk; experimental; free improv; electronic; other
01 - Naklon (Slope) - 1:37
02 - V vodostochnyih trubah (In The Drain Pipe) - 3:31
03 - Po stakanchiku (Whip Off) - 2:13
04 - Khora (Choir) - 3:26
05 - Lis opilochki - 0:51
06 - Svecha (Candle) - 3:34
07 - Plesen' (Mold) - 2:38
08 - Polkan - 1:01
09 - Goran - 5:08
10 - Karlsson - 1:10
11 - D'erni (Turf) - 2:23
12 - Khodoki (Walkers) - 2:33
13 - Pichuga (Tick) - 2:59
14 - Venya - 1:21
The creative association "Utrovortu" formed in St. Petersburg some years ago. Its core was the band "Golubi i bezumnye kashevary" ("The Pigeons and the Insane Porridgemakers"), a large body of people performing at the interface between music and experimental poetry.
At this moment the association released the book of poetry and drawings called "Pozdniy zavtrak" ("Late breakfast"), the video art work "Mulla v pustyne" ("Mullah in the desert"), the album "Le Voyage" by "Golubi i Bezumnye Kashevary" and also a number of live recordings and short films. Besides the regular concerts of "Golubi i Bezumnye Kashevary" "Utrovortu" carries out experimental performances, based on the principles of spontaneity and all-round improvisation (mainly musical and near-theatrical).
Its latest work - the album "Byt' kak myshi-polevki" ("Feeling like a
campagnol") - is a musical collection, which highlights the latest trends in the musical activity of "Utrovortu". Here you can find works of the band "Golubi i bezumnye kashevary" as well as some relatively new projects like "Cherv i Pylajushie Verholazy" ("A Worm and The Flaming Steeplejacks"), "Kapitan Borozda" ("Captain Furrow") and "TRESNI". There are also recordings that can not be exactly identified, though in this case any identification is quite relative anyway - sometimes the boundary between different projects is rather fuzzy.
While recording for "Byt' kak myshi-polevki", the musicians used to try out and discover new forms, sounds and recording manners. For this reason the album is pretty diverse in its stylistics - from the cold post-punk synthesizer clank to melodies inspired by country alco-folk. Nonetheless, the authors consider all this a part of their common language.
Much is left "as is" on the album. There is no distinct mixing or mastering. It will be hard to listen to on an inappropriate device, in an inappropriate place or inappropriate state of mind. After all, it will be hard to listen to for an inappropriate person. The album itself is quite hard and grave by its mood and music, so perhaps it's better not to listen to it at all.
"TRESNI" (5, 11),
"Cherv i Pylajushie Verholazy" ("A worm and the flaming steeplejacks") (1, 6, 9, 13),
"Kapitan Borozda" ("Captain Furrow" (7, 14).
"The Pigeons and the Insane Porridgemakers" (3,4)