A Musical Marine Journey.
Winter, spring and summer of 2014.
"Drums of Fore and Aft" – a new record from Moscow based sound artist Vladislav Dobrovolski, member of tape-duo S A D and synth-trio kurvenschreiber. New album is second with the own name on the cover after ЕР Breathers
– limited series of lathe-cut records released by Cyland Audio Archive in 2013.
Vlad says: "The choice of the name is important. Reflection is at the top of the corner. Sound conveys impressions, experience and mindset of exact human being, which is Vlad Dobrovolski."
Dobrovolski uses various amounts of monikers in his work, the most known is Fitz Ellarald, under which there were albums on Japanese label Amorfon, and Russian label Udacha
, where was the split LP with Vlad's colleague from S A D duo released in 2015.
Full length album for any musician is not only important milestone, but also an array of images, texture of senses, which filled with conscious or unconscious allusions or references, which often only author can know. In case of "The Drums of the Fore and Aft" it is so, also because of each track on the album refers to exact place and contains sounds connected to the environment and mood of the exact place and situation. Speaking about this new work, Vlad points us at the connection between this work and earlier ones: "There is some sort of continuity in all of my works. In sound and even in sleeve design. Boats, sea, people in lights of warm sounds of sun."
This reference primarily goes to release of 2004 year "The very air seems replete with humming and buzzing melodies
" at Amarfon.