mountain desert

by BRIOLINE

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also available as CD-R (lt.ed. 50 copies)

instruments: sar,doul,flute,vst synths
recorded in spring 2016 in Cherkessk(Russia)
soundcloud.com/rioline

photography by Adam Mankowski
design by EMERGE


Khamzat Ozov lives in Cherkessk city on North Caucasus.
This album was recorded at home using field recordings,samples of caucas folk music, ambience sounds and old atmosheres of Eastern Europe and Western Asia.

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released December 13, 2016

VITAL WEEKLY

Behind Brioline we find Khamzat Ozov, who lives in Cherkessk, North Caucasus, where he records his music with sar, doul, flute and vst synths (the latter being software synthesizers, in case you were wondering). It seems he also uses "field recordings, samples of Caucas folk music, ambience sounds and old atmospheres of Eastern Europe and Western Asia", according to Attenuation Circuit. Here too we have quite a strange release. I assume, and I might be wrong, that Brioline samples his old folk records and plays along with them, because that's what this sounds like. That works sometimes in a fine way, and sometimes it doesn't at all. A piece like 'Inguri' moves all over the place, from ethnic samples, to a drum machine, some spacious synth drones at the start and overall seems removed from what he really wants. It seems if not all samples blend together very well, and his playing is too much on top of the samples, and sometimes the playing does not fit the samples. Some of this reminded me of zoviet*france during their 'Vienna' or 'Shadow, Thief Of The Sun' era, with it's sampled string instruments. Those pieces worked best for me; sampled string sounds, a bit reverb and delay, mysterious field recordings and whispering voices. There could be a bit more of that, and a bit less of a drum machine; now the balance seems fifty-fifty, which may not work for me to enjoy all of this throughout.

(FdW)

www.vitalweekly.net/1064.html

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BAD ALCHEMY

BRIOLINE ist einer, der mit dem Vorschlaghammer durch die alkoholisierte Ödnis von Tscherkessk streift, wenn auch nur in Gedanken. Nicht dass in Newinnomyssk mehr los wäre. Dafür müsste man schon den Shaitan anrufen, Iblīs, oder wie immer er heißt dort in Karatschai-Tscherkessien, wo man den Islam mit der Muttermilch einsaugt. Von den Stichworten auf Mountain Desert (ACK 1036, CD-R) ist aber wohl 'Abrek' das aufschlussreichste. Es meint die in den Kaukasusregionen verehrten, von den Russen als bloße Bergbanditen verschrienen Widerstandskämpfer gegen die Kosaken und die Soviets, einsame Wölfe, die dem russischen Bären ans Fell gingen. Aber heute behauptet natürlich jeder Kleinkriminelle, er sei ein Partisan. Brioline führt einen in die Fledermaushöhlen von Uaz-Abaa in Abchasien, wie überhaupt seine Geographie vom 'Inguri' (seit 1994 Waffenstillstandslinie zwischen Georgien und Abchasien), über die gerade noch die von deutschen Kriegsgefangenen 1944-48 gebaute Brücke offen ist, bis zum 'Ghegam'-Gebirge (in Armenien) reicht und in die Ukraine, wo man den 'Kolomyika' singt, flötet und tanzt. Er trommelt auf Dhol oder Snare, lässt Viecher schnaufen, Rösser wiehern, röhrt auf einen didgeridoo-urigen Blasinstrument, schrappelt oder pickt eine blecherne Saz, spricht in seiner Muttersprache, jault mit der Erhu, twangt Maultrommel am rauschenden Bach, bringt aber auch einen Synthie und Automatenbeats ins dark-ambiente, unrussisch durchschauerte Spiel, das an den Ufern des Kuban sich ein anderes Selbst erfindet, oder das eigene findet.

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