Spiritual bass techno is now officially a thing. A heavy, heavy offering by the prodigal son of Russian electronics.
Whilst drawing on authentic folk and tribal musics, Moa Pillar is equally inspired by the forward-thinking electronica and pounding dark techno as well as sound art. Think raster-noton meets Sublime Frequencies. Or Shackleton remixes the Ocora catalogue. Comparisons don't make justice here – "Humanity" is a crushing sound odyssey in all its HD glory.
Fedor Pereverzev is yet another artist who "doesn't like to stop". He rose up to prominence during his late teens setting new age trends in the country's Beats scene circa 2009. Having later incorporated live instrumentation and vocals along abyssal wobbles he basically developed his own niche he likes to call "spiritual bass". Two years after the excellent "Hunting" EP Moa Pillar's music becomes harder and leads to this longplay. Inbetween records Pereverzev manages to knock out excellent ambient in Tikhie Kamni and produce Lovozero's debut EP (one of the most talked-about records in Russia in 2015). A stunning documentary film about Moa Pillar's trip to the Caucasus is entering its festival phase right now. Moreover, Fedor's day job in one of the leading Russian sound design / audio-branding cliques has surely paid off: the textures and character of "Humanity" are as thick as stone.
This one is dance music for proper celestial freaks and trve children of the New Age.