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”.