Kedr Livanskiy / кедр ливанский

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Techno pop from Russia's underground scene. Only one EP so far but I think she might be one of the 'new artists' to watch in 2016. It sounds like something we've heard a thousand times before but it's standing out from everything I've listened in the past month the more I listen to it.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 25 February 2016 01:06 (two years ago) Permalink

Here's some vids. Played it earlier for a friend and she described it as how Grouper would sound if remixed by Aphex Twin.

kedr livanskiy - razrushitelniy krug (destructive cycle):

кедр ливанский - было время

Kedr Livanskiy - No more summer rain

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 25 February 2016 01:09 (two years ago) Permalink

Cool rec! Thanks.

The EP is on (and some hefty blurb too)

sbahnhof, Friday, 26 February 2016 12:12 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Interview here -

Now, everything is so blurred, the boundaries and sheer amount of music is staggering. I think in this age of information technology people like tracks more than artists and certain styles of contemporary electronic music can quickly become boring. If we talk about older, established artists that I think create music that has much stronger ties to their personal reality, some of my favorites I still love to listen to are Spacemen 3, Mazzy Star, Angelo Badalamenti, Sonic Youth, Afrika Bambaataa and many many others. On the other hand, I feel electronic music is based on other principles and criteria and perception of a different type, therefore I should probably talk about the tracks for the most part but I will name some artists anyway: Boards of Canada, Autechre, Leonardo Martelli, Legowelt, Patricia, Florian Kupfer and Inga Copeland. I really like dub and old school jungle, electro and etc. And much love to the music from Russian labels GOST and Johns Kingdom!

Not surprisingly from seeing the videos, cinema is also a major interest of hers.

sbahnhof, Friday, 15 April 2016 23:55 (two years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

You can't otvechai a good Kedr down.

"Livanskiy...described the song to i-D as 'the stupidest one on the album' in terms of lyrics. The video starts out with some synchronised group dancing by the Leningrad Optical Mechanical Association factory in the St Petersburg suburbs and continues to cult rock club Griboedov before moving to a party on a speedboat. Kedrina says that the video was shot on the money that she made while playing a gig at the same club, and that the capitain of the rented boat was most definitely freaked out by her tying up a naked guy and hitting him with roses"
(Calvert Journal)

sbahnhof, Wednesday, 5 October 2016 08:21 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...


flappy bird, Sunday, 25 December 2016 22:26 (one year ago) Permalink

Album has not been nominated yet for our EOY pole. I don't like it overall quite enough to vote for it so not nominating it, but I wondered if you realized it wasn't on the list, since you did nominate other things.

_Rudipherous_, Monday, 26 December 2016 15:31 (one year ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Her first new track for a while, "Ariadna".

Also, a nice new mix she's made for The Fader. If you're currently in the depths of winter, you might prefer this one from 6 months ago.

sbahnhof, Thursday, 22 June 2017 03:47 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Quite good, this.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 22 June 2017 13:33 (eleven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

New album, also called Ariadna, out now-ish.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Saturday, 9 September 2017 07:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

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