Moscow’s Kedr Livanskiy shares her second single ‘Love & Cigarettes’, from her debut LP Ariadna, out Friday 8th September. Listen below!
The album is Kedr’s escape from reality. She was born into a shifting and critical time for Russia’s Soviet Union – old values had been exhausted and were anathematised because of reconstruction. A sense of displacement drove Kedr to find herself. Ariadna repeatedly explores the imagery and ideas of romanticism, mythical and fairytale themes.
Her inspiration for this record comes from the Izhevsk (sometimes referred to as “the capital of Russian electronic music”) sound of the 80s, including groups like Stuk Bambuka V XI Chasov (Bamboo Crash at 11AM) and Samtsy Dronta.
Stream / Purchase ‘Love & Cigarettes’ here.