back in stock as of
july 6th, 2011
first in stock on
september 13th, 2010
|avant archive (usa) #aa003 cs|
a. pushkin “the figure” c61 cassette
- green charm
- technology (part 1)
- technology (part 2)
- green beauty
- blue up
- ambient conception
- electromotive force
- near-earth space
|september 2010 release ; here & below, the inaugural batch from michael “black eagle child” jantz’ avant archive, presenting (largely) electronic music in all of its various guises in a nice spec, all while keeping the price-point(s) down (kudos for that) ...|
... nice to hear a techno-inspired set of such caliber coming out not as a pricey argentina-by-way-of-germany 12”, but as a pro-duped, pocketable job such as this ; also nice that mr. pushkin gets to stretch out & bleed the borders a little bit, covering the gaseous polyrhythmic work of the sound-sample cut to more grimy, metropolitan modes (sounds like juan atkins is a big influence) ...
|avant archive press release...|
aa003cs :: cassette
duration: 61 minutes
has electronic music reached its pinnacle? the mainstream transition from analog to digital in the 1990s caused a shortage of analog equipment, but now analog is in a renaissance. the early part of the 2000s saw a race toward higher bpm and hyper-mutilated amen breaks, but all the while there have been analog warriors existing in the underground. alexey pushkin is an advocate for analog, and instead of making dubstep records or the fastest jungle 12" ever, he is creating worlds into which his listeners can retreat.
as analog concept, alexey has given us a broad range of experiences—from walls of ambient sound to collections of vintage-inspired numbers to a trip through a real-life cityscape. the figure presents a. pushkin, and it is a portfolio of sorts. we get rich ambience, wild synthesizer manipulation, crisp field recordings, and now even infectious minimal house outings.
electronic music exists simultaneously in the future and the past.