véritable actualité (contrairement au récent "back up") du musicien de Murmansk, et ultime parution du label homework pour l'année 2009, ce "censored and uncensored" ne mérite pas une longue litanie de superlatifs car il s'impose sans compromis - écriture totalement maîtrisée, mises en perspective et parfois en évidence d'interstices à l'harmonie mécanique ou émotionnellement déchirantes, il y a désormais bien longtemps que Coldicus est passé maître des textures aux contours mouvants, environnements irréels et grisantes métamorphoses (fakcenz) aussi alcoolisées fussent-elles, en apparence - Toutefois, que ces effluves ne fassent jamais oublier cette sorte d'urgence latente, Ilya Mamochkin est un homme pressé, un expressionniste et acteur incursif d'un réel tourmenté, moderne.
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Armed of an apparent solid classicism, that non less solid following of the "who stole a million dream" EP of 2008, prefigures the rightful aspirations of an artist whom the extent is now confirmed - is it still necessary to give any proof after such demonstration of atmospheric intelligence like "i'm a living model but that's ok" ? Is it still necessary to have an overview that these "mammatus clouds" will now be determinating in our future and personal weather forecastings. Wasn't it the same Coldicus who was saying, with a certain irony, a few years ago, "i am doing music for the ears" ... our auricular friends have now been far overtaken, i fear.
Of course, this review could look like this :: "Following the may single release :: minimal [no] horowo for otium netlab, :: easy love - hard feel confirms all it although we thought of Ilya Mamochkin. Amateur of atmospheres where the deep immersions dominate, the man of Murmansk is an usual and amateur of beautiful work" … but, after a quick search on google, looking for impressions on colors, skies, walls … of the city, appears this photo taken through a car window of a man alone, in a Murmansk street covered with white and dirty snow photo (*) the picture is ironically intitled "a russian graffiti" in reason of a soviet-realism prop painting on the wall of a building …nothing on the quiet gravity on the face of the man who seems to just have a walk, indifferent to the matter of the photographer (who is probably in search of a hypothetical sense of humour). Coldicus is doing the same with his music, gravity, quiet and deep feelings, a taste of humanity solidified by the cold nature of things. In that way, the works of Ilya are so deeply modern and impressed of a true and rare elegance. Then remains that general impression of conceptual sadness even after a delicate "caress", or is it what the french symbolists poets of the end of the 19th century (Charles Baudelaire) called "spleen" and on particular item like "everything's (no) ok", the message is clear. "whatever" which follows seems to propose a way, a way on vacuity, luxury, Coldicus is apparently a dandiysm adept. This beautiful netaudio is closing on "man in fridays" and "sms" majorly on a downtempo electronica approach, but no way on some genre terms, Coldicus is singular and we sometimes should like to have a walk in Murmansk streets with him.
Through 30 collaborations with great artists such as Songraphie, or recently Aka.me, and today this Coldicus single, Otium have developed a pretty nice influence in electronic culture field. If there is a common qualification to all the releases of the label, it is indeed the requirement with which the sound is treated, and also… the image suitable for each one, and this :: minimal [no] horowo of Господин Coldicus does not derogate from the rule. In two tracks and maxi effectiveness, :: minimal [no] horowo offers, none without gravity, a soundscape which does not suffer from any failure, nor excessive ornament, a very professional work and an ideal concept for the rigorous practice of modernity.
Format :: digital
Location :: Otium
© thierry massard / may 2006
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