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Ivan Zoloto // Pleasure Prison TAPE

Ivan Zoloto // Pleasure Prison TAPE

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The new School of the Arts, which was newly launched by the organizer of Russia Full of Nothing, has moved to Spain and has arrived for the first time in Japan.

This is the latest release by label owner Ivan Zoloto in February 2021.Contains 2 dark ambient collages, over an hour.DL code included.

The work of the School of the Arts here /// Click here to see more School of the Arts releases available at Tobira. 

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Description by School of the Arts:

"Ivan Zoloto, a Karelian musician and artist based in Barcelona is releasing his new album “Pleasure Prison” on the freshly-minted label School of the Arts. Recommended if you like: dark drone and ambient, experimental electronics, raw minimalism, noise, and free-floating strings.

Just like Zoloto's previous release, “Ghosting” on the Russian CANT label, “Pleasure Prison” is deeply immersed in psychogeography: before relocating to Spain just before the pandemic the artist has been constantly on the move. The new long-play has been composed. It's important to note that there are no field recordings, but some of the compositions have been recorded live and later reassembled in the studio.

The title track is a 35-minute-long composition for laptop, live electronics, and an improvising violinist. It was recorded with Russian-Finnish multi-instrumentalist Sasha Kretova in Petergof, with Zoloto performing in his favorite mode: as a dub engineer, It fuses his two main passions together: the raw and improvised side of drone music (think Vibracathedral Orchestra) and heavily processed. electronics moving at a glacial pace with distant bass explosions.

Tracks “Problem no. 1” and “The Door Is Open” document Zoloto exploring another side of his heritage: here he's playing jouhikko, a Karelian-Finnish bowed lyre, in a very aggressive and rude manner. He then treats it via half- broken tape recorders, conjuring some funeral noise-folk dirges.

The “Voice Message” / ”Elevator Scene” suite starts off with LSS (also known as LIES-affiliated artist 51717) whispering “pleasure prison” in a Facebook voice message and follows that with almost-techno-sounding hi-hats, ice- cold chords, and crude electronic loops performed live in Shanghai through assorted guitar amps. The result has been described by one listener as “Tim Hecker meets Hijokaidan”. “

Artist: Ivan Zoloto

Label: School of the Arts

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The new School of the Arts, which was newly launched by the organizer of Russia Full of Nothing, has moved to Spain and has arrived for the first time in Japan.

This is the latest release by label owner Ivan Zoloto in February 2021.Contains 2 dark ambient collages, over an hour.DL code included.

The work of the School of the Arts here /// Click here to see more School of the Arts releases available at Tobira. 

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Description by School of the Arts:

"Ivan Zoloto, a Karelian musician and artist based in Barcelona is releasing his new album “Pleasure Prison” on the freshly-minted label School of the Arts. Recommended if you like: dark drone and ambient, experimental electronics, raw minimalism, noise, and free-floating strings.

Just like Zoloto's previous release, “Ghosting” on the Russian CANT label, “Pleasure Prison” is deeply immersed in psychogeography: before relocating to Spain just before the pandemic the artist has been constantly on the move. The new long-play has been composed. It's important to note that there are no field recordings, but some of the compositions have been recorded live and later reassembled in the studio.

The title track is a 35-minute-long composition for laptop, live electronics, and an improvising violinist. It was recorded with Russian-Finnish multi-instrumentalist Sasha Kretova in Petergof, with Zoloto performing in his favorite mode: as a dub engineer, It fuses his two main passions together: the raw and improvised side of drone music (think Vibracathedral Orchestra) and heavily processed. electronics moving at a glacial pace with distant bass explosions.

Tracks “Problem no. 1” and “The Door Is Open” document Zoloto exploring another side of his heritage: here he's playing jouhikko, a Karelian-Finnish bowed lyre, in a very aggressive and rude manner. He then treats it via half- broken tape recorders, conjuring some funeral noise-folk dirges.

The “Voice Message” / ”Elevator Scene” suite starts off with LSS (also known as LIES-affiliated artist 51717) whispering “pleasure prison” in a Facebook voice message and follows that with almost-techno-sounding hi-hats, ice- cold chords, and crude electronic loops performed live in Shanghai through assorted guitar amps. The result has been described by one listener as “Tim Hecker meets Hijokaidan”. “

Artist: Ivan Zoloto

Label: School of the Arts