Archive for May 2012

EugeneKha - In Drone

Buddhist on Fire Release: BOF-024
Number of tracks: 2
Genres: Drone, Soundscape, Dark Ambient
Format: Flac, Mp3, Ogg
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Visit The Artist: EugeneKha
Cover: Ayn Morgan, Image: Kenth Fagerlund
Direct URL: EugeneKha - In Drone
Review at BOF-O24

Recorded: 2009, 2010, 2012. Remastered 2012. Recorded, ambient soundscapes and mixing by Evgenij V. Kharitonov (EugeneKha)

Evgenij V. Kharitonov performs, records and releases music as EugeneKha. Poet and Musician, Writer, Sound and visual artist. He was born in 1969 in Moscow. Has got philological education, the author of numerous literary publications and many books, works in journalism. The publisher and the editor of magazine of literary and art avant-guard "Drugoe Polusharie/Another Hemisphere", audio-magazine of sound poetry and audio art "ARTronic Poetry", the curator of Festival of experimental art "Lapa Azora".

In music is engaged from the middle 1980. In first half 80 was DJ and the dancer in the Moscow Disko-theatre "Columb", since 1987 played different rock groups as the guitarist, the vocalist and the author of songs (bands: "The We",Kharitonov's Fuck Orchestra, Khram Snov). In the late nineties seriously was engaged sound poetry and audio-art. Acts with performances, has let out many audio-albums as sound poet, it was published in sound poetry magazines. The participant of many vanguard festivals and live performances.

In 2000 has taken a great interest in electronic music, without adhering to any one direction. Basic: EugeneKha (Various ambience music and intelligent electronic) and Evgenij V. Kharitonov (Sound art, soundscape, sound poetry, avant-garde sound).

Side-projects: Nameless dancers (Acid Jazz, Nu-Jazz, Lounge, Dance) Spacebirds (Disco, Spacesynth, Sci-Fi Dance, Space) Microbit Project (Field for radical-underground experiments from dialup music to toytronica) Yoko Absorbing (Colaboration with Mikhail Lezin. Avant-garde rock, Free Jazz, Sound Art)

Evgenij V. Kharitonov - operator of netlabels 45 Echoes Sounds (Ambient music), Microbit-Records (lowbit), Laser Viza (Spacesynth), 45RPM-Records (chill/lounge), Another Hemisphere Records (Sound Poetry).

Please Visit on EugeneKha / Evgenij V. Kharitonov Webs: Visual arts page: Home site:

You never tire of the moor. You cannot think the wonderful secrets which it contains. It is so vast, and so barren, and so mysterious.

- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902)

Ghosts Don't Exist - Xenophyophore

Buddhist on Fire Release: BOF-023
Number of tracks: 1
Genres: Drone; Dark ambient; Experimental
Format: Flac, Mp3, Ogg
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Visit The Artist: Ghosts Don't Exist
Cover: Ayn Morgan Image: mauxuam
Direct URL: Ghosts Don't Exist - Xenophyophore
Review at BOF-O23

Ghosts Don't Exist:

"The only sound source used in this quite minimal piece is an improvisation on e-bowed guitar. It was made as a personal late night or sleep soundtrack, but maybe some other people could enjoy it - for similar or different purposes."

"...for me this track is like a simple organism breathing slowly in obscurity, or obscurity/night seen as a living organism, i don't know if it's something 'inside' or 'outside', the kind of feeling you can have while half asleep, when you lose the perception of your body as something of your own and of the 'world' as something exterior..."

If I try to seize this self of which I feel sure, if I try to define and to summarize it, it is nothing but water slipping through my fingers.

- Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus (1942)

Zreen Toyz - Underground Klang

Buddhist on Fire Release: BOF-022
Number of tracks: 6
Genres: Electroacoustic; Dark ambient; Experimental
Format: Mp3, Flac, Ogg
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Visit The Artist: Zreen Toyz
Cover: Zreen Toyz
Direct URL: Zreen Toyz - Underground Klang
Review at BOF-O22

Music composed, produced and performed by Zreen Toyz. Recorded in 2011 at Studio du Coin Cornu, Cæur de Beauce. Mastered at Scoz Mastering Suite, Cæur de Beauce, France. Photos by Ironside. Design by Zreen Toyz & Graph'Hypnotic.

Released previously as limited edition CDr of only 30 copies in 2011.

Rather than think of himself as a composer or musician French artist Zreen Toyz likes to think of himself as a Sculptor of Sounds.

He started with classical training on piano and percussion but the stifling conformity of the academy led him to turn to the world of improvised music.

From this point on his training is essentially self-taught.

Along the way he encounters composers such as Luc Ferrari and ─░lhan Mimaro─člu but he considers the improvised electronic music of Tangerine Dream during the early 70s and his meetings with Conrad Schnitzler (Berlin 1973) and Herman Poole Blount (better known as Sun Ra) as providing the foundation for his experiments with sound.

Since his first pieces created in 1970, he works the sound material following inspiration of the moment, a raw and instinctive approach by stratification where any imperfection or sound incident become a harshness on which to hang on atmospheres or reflections.

In this way, he creates impalpable and timeless landscapes where vibrations, noises, and collages erase the structure of the piece.

I think of myself as a complete mystery. To myself.

- Sun Ra, interview with Jennifer Rycenga (1988)