Clonki's music is dedicated to the fading fragments of some elusive majesty. Hints of something bigger and better than daily experience are both found and voiced; the work of a producer starts to suggest that of an archaeologist. Martinovich has spoken before of his desire to create "crunchy, heavy beats, together with a deep bass and all kinds of samples. As a rule, it's all spiced up with lo-fi sounds and crackling noises..." The interrupted signals of a limping, almost lost melody.
"Покинув свое последнее пристанище в Омске и перебравшись в Москву, после почти полутора лет затишья, наш старый друг Clonki поделился новыми восхитительными композициями!" (Abstract Hip-Hop Music, 2016)
released March 21, 2016
“Far from Moscow” is a resource designed to promote, catalog, and consider new music from Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, together with the Baltic nations (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia). In total, that’s ten time zones!
Our resource is named after a famous Soviet novel, celebrating the heroic efforts of Siberian oil workers during World War Two, an awfully long way from comfort or safety. We aim to support a similar, far-flung diligence on the “cultural front” today.
The site is administered and edited by David MacFadyen (firstname.lastname@example.org); it is hosted by the Depts of Comparative Literature and Musicology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
We welcome contributions from all genres, locations, and traditions. Please contact us with media or ideas, and we’ll do all we can to help!