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x.y.r. :: Labyrinth (Not Not Fun)

But topography, albeit figuratively, still figures as Labyrinth‘s decaying synth and faded sonorities eponymously model meandering inner zones with ‘six misty, mystic chambers of dreams, drones, delirium, and phased percussion, spiraling in slow, sacred arcs.’  On Labyrinth, his vinyl debut for LA Exotic Moods Enhancers Not Not Fun, retro-futurist synth seer x.y.r. ‘coaxes hushed auras of keys, metronomes, […]

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x.y.r. :: Mental Journey To B.C. (Not Not Fun)

Vladimir Karpov floats fetid Formanta-mini (‘vintage Soviet keytar‘) loops and neo-vaporwave wibble over soft primitivist machine rhythms backlit with a mezzotint of remote insect drone and fictive field sounds. The usual paradigm for retro-lounge fantasist x.y.r. (‘Xram Yedinennogo Razmuwlenuja’*) is one of illusory worlds–be it lost cities of gold (El Dorado), polar oblivion (Arktika), or […]

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3VIEW :: Maps & Diagrams / x.y.r. (Handstitched*)

We catch up on three recent releases from Tim Martin’s Handstitched* imprint, two from the head of the house with his Maps & Diagrams hat on and one from relatively unknown Russian Vladimir Karpov, aka x.y.r. First impression of Ariel and Turmeric is that they lean less towards the default Maps & Diagrams ambient drone than a more automated Kosmische synth-y bent […]

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