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This is the first track from my Russian History EP, which is a series of songs inspired by the history of that great nation, of which I learned much over the summer.

The style is highly technotic, taking its influences mainly from dubstep and trip hop. The bass is pretty heavy, but without a sub or good headphones you won't hear it, so make sure you plan accordingly.

ZAUM is a kind of transcendent non-language, created by Russian Futurists in the early 20th century, which the listener is meant to understand viscerally and immediately, without needing to resort to comprehension. Here I sample a reading of Kruchenykh's poem "dyr bul schyl", which is effected beyond recognition, as I think the futurists would approve.

In line with all that, this song is meant to be heard and understood as a work of art, but its meaning is intentionally opaque, because artistic Truth is not necessarily communicable.

On a side note, I made this song mostly under the influence of adderall, a (legal) amphetamine that enhances one's abilities of concentration and abstract thought but which also lends one's music a gratingly frenetic aural character. Therefore you may like to put yourself in the influence of a similar drug before listening, to get the full effect.
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Uploaded: Sep 08, 2009 - 08:24:21 PM
Last Updated: Sep 08, 2009 - 08:24:21 PM Last Played: Mar 13, 2017 - 12:05:38 AM
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VicDiesel said 2790 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
I get high on life.....
And this sort of music. No chemicals required.

This is seriously interesting stuff. I really wouldn't refer to dubstep and trip hop; your sense of rhythm is much more elemental, uncompromising to the sensibilities of the dance floor. The sampled poem and various strange sounds contribute to a halucinatory experience.

So how long have you been on MJ?! Don't recall ever listening to your music. I'll have to rectify that.
Check out my latest song called Raggedy Ann's Ragtime (original version)
Scared sacred said 2790 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
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thanks for the comment!

I've been on MJ for about six years. I publish occasionally to this site but I'm not really involved in the community, so that's why you probably haven't heard my tunes before. Check out the most recent ones for a similar sound.

I don't really intend my music for an actual club, but all my inspiration is dance music so my songs still end up having a clubby feel.
Check out my latest song called Brie (Beat)
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