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Kedr Livanskiy shares new track “Love & Cigarettes” – ‘Ariadna’ coming on 2MR Sept 8

Moscow’s Kedr Livanskiy hits us with her second single “Love & Cigarettes” which debuted via Red Bull Music Academy’s First Floor today.  They’ve described her debut as “dreamy melodies and pop-leaning dancefloor sounds”.

Kedr Livanskiy (real name Yana Kedrina) is set to release her debut full-length ‘Ariadna’ September 8 via 2MR. The album is Kedr’s escape from reality.  She was born into a shifting and critical time for Russia’s Soviet Union – old values had been exhausted and were anathematized because of reconstruction.  A sense of displacement drove Kedr to find herself.  ‘Ariadna’ repeatedly explores the imagery and ideas of romanticism, mythical and fairytale themes.

Kedr also channels the places in her neighborhood on the outskirts of Moscow (affectionately dubbed by her as “BORDER MOSCOW”). There’s a river there where identical Soviet high-rises stand on both sides, with a bridge and garbage processing plant adjacent. Where nature and industry meet. The whole scene looks very apocalyptic, but also mystical and mysterious, especially at twilight.

Her inspiration for this record comes from the Izhevsk (sometimes referred to as “the capital of Russian electronic music”) sound of the 80s, including groups like Stuk Bambuka V XI Chasov (Bamboo Crash at 11AM) and Samtsy Dronta. The movement in Russian experimental music is especially inspiring, with acts likes Valery Chkalov, Sergey Kuryokhin and Pop Mechanica; in general, the late-Soviet period was very inspiring with all its figures in music, cinema, their energy and their approach towards life and art.

Albums and artists she is inspired by in general: 

Cluster & Eno

Biosphere – Shenzhou

Chris Watson

Some albums by Coil

NEU, Kraftwerk, Huerco S.

Muslimgauze, Psychic TV, D.Å.R.F.D.H.S.

Mono Junk – Gloom

Anthony Rother, Varg

Robert Turman

Boards of Canada and Aphex Twin are of course eternal companions and an endless source of inspiration.

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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