Not a lot to say here seeing as I don’t know much about this artist except that he is an electronic music producer from St. Petersburg, Russia. I found the music to be reminiscent of the Burial sound and that alone was enough for me to go and look for this mix tape of his – which has been released for free on his bandcamp page.
“Each track is like a pearl, born in the shell of an ugly oyster but shining bright, beautiful in its special own way. In fact, this beat tape pleads the beauty to be found in even the ugliest thing, the ruined and desolated elements that compose the realm of reality. Just take a look at the artwork cover to get a visual clue of what we mean. The rust is feared and scorned, but if you look close enough, it will start revealing to the spectator its delicate ornaments that make it beautiful. The eye needs to listen for the ear to see clearly, and this beat tape is the perfect argument to prove it. Did we mention it’s free ? Yeah. We’re like that at Gimme5. We give the beauty for the mere sake of spreading it. Round in circles, we dispel the wind overnight, up on a roof, and we allow a thorny path to be our long way home, though in doubt, the moonlight flit over the gill. If you don’t understand this last sentence, then you should probably rewind the tape and play it again – that is, if you bought the tape version, which you most definitely will, just cos a tape is the hypest item in this digital world. Then you’ll know, and you will be impatient, like us, to hold Nocow’s debut full-length LP. Soon”
All music by Alexey Nikitin