Frans de Waard reviewed Makarov/Belorukov.Kostyrko split tape
On this split cassette, we find three Russian musicians, two of them working together. On side A we have Oleg Makarov with two pieces. He uses DIY synthesizers, sound objects and a laptop with Max/MSP. I had not heard of him before. His improvisations, however, are at the extreme end of modular synthesizers. No careful exploration of sounds, but crude blocks of sounds, raw oscillations and a noisy treatment of field recordings. His ‘Track 2’ is more delicate in approach than ‘Track 1’, with metallic sounds being manipulated and motors being started. It’s good without being great.
On the other side, we find one long piece by Ilia Belorukov (modular synthesizer) and Sergey Kostyrko (on ‘modular’ says the cover; don’t know what the difference is). I know Belorukov from his mostly more careful approaches to the flute and laptop processing thereof, and Kostyrko for a more rough end approach to improvisation as shown on his Spina Records cassette label. I would think duties are divided here, left and right channel, one for each player, which means that the listener has the option to do a little DIY mixing (I always wonder who actually does). If Makarov was rough than this duo does noise; it’s vicious and it’s loud, without being just a silly wall
Frans de Waard reviewed Makarov/Belorukov.Kostyrko split tape for VitalWeekly no 1170
Makarov/Belorukov.Kostyrko | [ / ] no. 44
This split tape by Makarov/Belorukov.Kostyrko
is prepared by eleсtronic musicians Makarov/Belorukov.Kostyrko from Russia who works in the field of improvised music. One can find two different approaches here, free improvisation on modular synthesizers from Ilia Belorukov and Sergey Kostyrko who present the St. Petersburg music scene, and prepared improvisation based on designed software and diy electronics from Oleg Makarov who presents Moscow scene.
Digital download card is included, you will receive split tape and digital download.