Discography


 
Sasha Kalmykov
 
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Sergey Kalmykov (Сергей Калмыков) was the Soviet Union's strangest surrealist avant-garde painter.  He also lived with an undiagnosed mental disorder now believed to be schizophrenia.  After decades of spending all his money on paints and canvases with just enough left over to purchase white bread and milk for sustenance, furnishing his apartment only with stacks of newspaper bundles, making his own royal gown-like clothes of sewn-together garbage in order to be "seen from space" and prophesying of a day where the Earth (populated by thousand-headed people) will revolve 17052 times per 24 hours, he died obscure and alone in a mental asylum in Almaty, Kazakhstan. 

 

"The End Of Light" is the soundtrack of Светопреставление <<Сергей Калмыков>>, a contemporary theater production inspired by his charismatic madness and follows his detailed rules of how to create a masterpiece.  The music serves as a presence that is in constant feedback with the character and stage design, creating a unified sensorial experience that exists somewhere between the fragility of a disintegrating life and the boundlessness of the eternal.

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A Grain Of Sand In The Blue Mist

An audio journey of strange and powerful dreams

 
A Grain Of Sand In The Blue Mist
 

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Think back to your most intense and bizarre dreams.  Were the laws of physics broken?  Did you become aware of yourself and your surroundings as if from a higher dimensional viewpoint?  Were your emotions shaken with shocking internal and external realizations of previously unexplored metaphysical terrain?  Did you experience a form of omnidirectional communication from unknown sources that was equally intuitive and alien?  We've all encountered the familiar other, yet we dismiss these rare moments as forgettable, inconsequential occurrences.

 This EP is a hypnotic exploration of these life changing dreams that unite us all in a common, crucial yet mysterious journey.

 
 

No Stalgia

 
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No Stalgia is a collection of beat-oriented electronic music recorded between 2014 and 2017, a period of time that has been more novel and beautiful than any other stretch in my life.  The album is a thankful recognition of my past that has led me to the present day and a stepping stone for moving on to future adventures.

 
 

Metempsychosis

 
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 ME·TEM·PSY·CHO·SIS

ˌMETƏMˌSĪˈKŌSƏS, MƏˌTEMSIˈKŌSƏS/

 

noun

the supposed transmigration at death of the soul of a human being or animal into a new body of the same or a different species.

 

 
 

What happens when we die?  It's a thought that transcends language and is the unifying event that all biological beings that have ever existed on Earth have had to face.  With Metempsychosis, the listener is taken on a journey through the most common manifestation of the death experience for all walks of life (being consumed by a larger entity) and opens the debate for what follows.