An attempt to reinvent the wheel inside the musical genres variety will bring a brave (or bored) artist either to a mix of common styles one isn't able to listen to, or to a number of failed attempts to reconsider the old mass music essences with the use of new devices. Another option is getting a bit of fame from morons one can't take seriously. And yes, there is yet another option when a nice coincidence plus the artist’s talent will become historical and distributed all around the world under a crazy name suggested by a radio dj.
Of course it's much easier to equip oneself with good old skills and tricks and choose the well-trodden path of sound synthesizing abused through the recent twenty years or take on the even easier sampling techniques (cheers to those posting on Facebook their photos in front of MPCs).
One can't consider this release by Lelya P as a concept-loaded music album. When listening to it, one can't help feeling as a protagonist of a very own and very cheap production of “Being John Malkovich”, fumbling for one’s own dark thoughts and wishes inside other people’s heads. And you know – these somehow mix with London junkies’ chit-chat (speaking Russian for a reason) and sounds from the 60s’ kitchen radios. It all becomes music.
released August 11, 2011
(с) Beat VA
English translation by mishamaloy.ru