Saturday, February 14, 2009

Rest in peace, brother!

People are mortal, we all know that. But when somebody, whom you know, dies young and all of sudden, we resist to accept that, it seems to be so wrong and unfair.

Sasha Matrosov was a very talanted electronic music artist and a good guy. Besides his solo productions (as Spayer, for instance), he was a half of the famous Alexandroid duo - this project was very well known in Russia, but has also been released on the German K2 O Records and the British Lo Recordings. Their creations usually has an IDM tag, but in fact it's a boundaries-free, melodic yet experimental electronic music per se with various obvious influences from electro to synth-pop to industrial to classic ambient to pop music etc., it's all there. I still remember how in the mid 90s I bought 2 tapes of their previous project God's Delusion in the "Desants" shop... Well, nostalgic memories. Then a few later albums got released on some Russian labels, and probably the project's best album "False Starts" on Lo Recordings. Very personal, melodic and melancholic electro/ambient/IDM with certain pop sesibility.

This great music will never pass away and will outlive all of us. Thank you Sasha!

The track below is from Alexandroid´s album Sinoptic which was released back in 2001 on Russian label Ar-Tek.

Alexandroid - Cats

And this one is my dedication to Sasha (I hope the author wouldn´t mind) - just a beautiful song. Rest in peace, brother!

Mind Over Midi - Into The White Light

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