Cyclotimia : the Invisible hand of market
- Release year 2014
- 16 tracks, 60 minutes
- CD in Digipack
The Moscow-based project Cyclotimia, well-known for its long-standing interest for the world of global finance, stockmarket speculators and multinational corporations, presents its new work "The Invisible Hand of Market". According to the musicians, this is not a conceptual album dedicated to the economic term of Adam Smith. In this case it's rather a metaphor "invisibly" linking together various compositions created during 2010-2013. The album's program consists of ten polystylistical tracks combining such genres as "post-industrial", "minimal(ism)", "dark ambient", "experimental" and "downtempo". The main line is a connection between the "sacral" and the "futuristic", a combination of a liturgical atmosphere and electronic music based on the above-mentioned styles. A separate part of the disc belongs to a 20 min. long electro-acoustic suite "Oil & Gas Colony" in five acts. Parts of vocal, classical string, wind and percussion instruments were recorded inside a dome of an abandoned radar station - a carbon fiber sphere 20 meters in diameter with a unique acoustic environment. This monumental work tells about the malignant nature of the resource-based economic model in modern Russia. Unique polystylistical music, combining experimental Space Ambient and Downtempo/ IDM in a wonderful way.
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Cyclotimia shows once again the talent and vision of an electronic shaman who becomes a working conduit between the astral and the cultured. This CD holds two separate works on it, titled “The Invisible Hand of Market” and “Oil & Gas Colony”, and through them, In sixteen different tracks, the world turns into an enlightened eye, watching urban rhythms float together with cavernous rituals and seemingly random phone calls. This is not chaos, but instead it’s a detailed and almost spiritual understanding of invisible hands and invisible minds.The sounds of fax machines become a binary system of rhythm, and finally mix with primitive psychedelics that make a mundane human description of computer language into a profound realization on the track “Digits”. “Nord Stream” is an ancient tribal throat singing, being warped into 23rd century space travel and “Oligarchy” is a surrealist soundtrack of oriental minimalism that you really can’t foresee. Each track shows a different world of ideas that should be explored thoroughly and repetitively.Both magical space empires of “The Invisible Hand of Market” and “Oil & Gas Colony” are wonderful works, in the tradition of Cyclotimia’s music and of Zhelezobeton’s releases. (Culture Is Not Your Friend !)