Genre/Influences: Industrial, rhythmic-ambient, experimental.
Background/Info: Ukrainian artist Kateryna Zavoloka is based in Vienna (Austria). She’s already active for several years now and has released a respectable number of Productions. She’s also doing the graphic design for Kvitnu. “Promeni” is a somewhat conceptual album. It’s the fourth and last opus of a series dedicated to the purification by four universe elements.
Content: “Promeni” is a truly sonic patchwork, which will be instantly identified as industrial, but rapidly joined by different other influences such as cold electronics, ambient and IDM. There’s a dark sphere hanging over the tracks. The rhythmic gets the work pretty accessible although it remains ‘experimental’.
+ + + : A physical release says so much more! The artwork of this album is intriguing, but directly brings a real extra to the music properly speaking. And the sound is also worthy of examination. The composition stands for delicacy and sound intelligence. I like the low sound resonations and the obscure atmosphere. It’s an original industrial work.
– – – : The album features 9 cool cuts, but is maybe missing a truly apotheosis. That’s the only element I’m missing to speak about a masterpiece!
Conclusion: If you don’t know yet Zavoloka this album is a great introduction to the styled industrial world of this female artist.
Best songs: “Fire Consecration”, “Promeni”, “Sontse”.
Since you’re here … … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 2 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. The donations are safely powered by Paypal.