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BOGUE is a new alter-ego of Ilya Arkhipov, previously known as the guy behind Vagina Vangi & Haárps. A debut single “Gelsemium Elegans” takes off the experience of his earlier witchhouse works merging the true Russian darkness with otherworldly drones, amorphous vocal cuts & synth chops.
Ilya describes BOGUE as a spin-off to Vagina Vangi as if it never broke up & kept on adsorbing the zeitgeist. Along with witchhouse signature sounds there’s also a huge influence of bass music, cyber grime & dungeon synth.
“BOGUE” is a cheeky interpretation of Russian word “bog” (god) that looks a lot like VOGUE Magazine. At the same time the spirit of these vibes neither satanic nor blasphemous. More likely, BOGUE is about futuristic anti-utopian vibes from barely existing universes. Still dark, edgy & experimental.