by Vakula

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Sparklingly brilliant return for Vakula on the Firecracker affiliated Shevchenko label, seemingly founded to give the Ukrainian the space to fill his creative impulses. Again referencing the cultural heritage of his homeland, with a hand stamped quote from foremost Ukrainian poet Leysa Ukrainka, Vakula's first release in a minute begins with the aptly titled "You Cannot Resist". Heavy jacking rhythms combine superbly with guttural filtered tones and are countered by the rising crescendo of glistening piano touches and far reaching pads across the opening few moments. However, as with seemingly every production from Vakula, the ease with which he travels through various sonic moods within the space of a track simply captivates. Flipside and there's so much detail to the ecstatic rhythmic pulses of "Rural Dances" it's hard to decide what to focus on - perhaps the most immediately satisfying aspect being the bleeping melodies that sound like R2D2 high on MDMA. Arriving on thick set clear vinyl, there's little reason not to indulge. (Juno)

**Transparent Vinyl** Fresh from his Firecracker tour, Vakula returns to more experimental, tracky and instinctively out-there House on the Shevchenko label. A-side 'You Cannot Resist' wanders the cosmos with sweetly ethereal keys along astral harmonic integers and cyclical, cryptic rhythm patterns, very much in the vein of Hieroglyphic Being but with with a more polished touch. On the other side (of the galaxy), 'Rural Dances' finds a bittersweet alien jack groove with lushest synth pads and grittily vintaged machine rhythms, made for dancing in the vast storage silos of martian dust bowls, off your box on space dust and the incorrect levels of oxygen in your air supply. (Boomkat)


released March 1, 2013

All tracks written & produced by M. Vityuk



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