“Open Ground” is a concious attempt to reconcile the aggressive environment with fragile & vulnerable spirit of a human nature. Speaking of tags, our new project is kinda misalliance kid of cybergrime fuzz’n’drones with new wave aesthetics.
It’s a perfect reflection of these hard times we’ve been passing through the last couple of years. Either global, local or personal. The fear of war, solitude, disintegration & isolation along with our open hearts to the world. Withstanding the madness we’re surrounded by. Thus it couldn’t be that much listener friendly stuff as before.
We deeply appreciate the help & support for this project from our friends & fans from all around the world.
released January 13, 2017
Ilya Arkhipov - vocals, synths, sound design
Alexander Ponomarev - synths, co-production
Produced, recorded, mixed and performed by Ilya Arkhipov
Vocal production & back vocals on “Open Ground” by Noonwraith
Sax & trombone on “Black Sands” by BeatCoin
Percussion on “Kill Or Be Killed” by Konstantin Petrov
Lyrics by Ilya Arkhipov (edited by Noonwraith)
Recorded at Galernaya 20 Studio (SPb) except “Open Ground” - at Greenhouse Studios (Reykjavik)
Special thanks to:
Igor Adams, Elizaveta Kudereva, Shamil Gadzhiev, Ivan Baryshnikov, Dan Nguyen, Dmitry Pischulin, Cory Haynes, Anton Brunov, Vladimir Lyashenko, Justin Douglas, Vlado Škubla, Race To Space, Sergey Saburov, Sergey Alchimowicz, Konstantin Knerik, White Crow, Abstrasention, STYLSS & Hyperboloid fam