Cxemcast 041 – Low808
How are things going with Gost Zvuk (Rus. – Gost Sound) label?
Everything is going well, we are slowly doing our work. I think we will have time to release two more double albums and a double release called Instrument by the end of the year.
Is it easier to release music when there are already several releases in the arsenal?
Each release is a single work, individual experiences. There is an understanding of the structure, but you always have to create a separate world, so there is no single recipe.
Is there any possibility of press printing in Russia, but not abroad?
We can say that there is none, because even the cost of printing can’t be recovered with our volumes. Moreover, transportation from Russia is costly, while the main market is Europe. I dream of times, when it will become possible, it will be a new step for the development of scene.
What impact on the Russian scene did the cancellation of Outline festival have? What are the long-term results?
I wish such moments helped the representatives of music scene to unite and make an even greater impact on the situation. Bans and difficulties give rise to new forms of freedom.
NII (Rus. - НИИ - abbr. Science and Arts, a popular club and multifunctional space in Moscow) has recently been on the edge of closing, but now it is expanding, on contrary. How do you manage to find common ground with the government?
NII works in a surprising way, but nobody knows what can happen tomorrow.
You're hosting a radio show, where you present local producers exceptionally. Do you receive a lot of good music?
I have enough material for playing one hour per month, but it includes not only new tracks. I just can’t go on air more often, although I don’t even have enough time to listen to everything recently. I hope that I will manage to pay more attention to it over time.
A range of labels, inspired by your enthusiasm, emerged in Russia after the appearance of Gost Zvuk and picked up the wave. Can we consider it to be the development of scene or rather failed cloning?
Often people copy first and then create something original out of it. So I am glad that Gost Zvuk inspires new beginnings.
Do you plan to release your own music?
My project called 8ousyboy will be the eighth release of Instrument. Ib addition, Flaty, local producer is releasing NII001 in September with a couple of my tracks.
Many people in Russia are waiting for 2018. What do you wait for?
Intrviewed by Bohdan Konakov