Petrograd Drone Gathering / Moscow Noise Manufactory
CS (ltd. 150)
Petrograd Drone Gathering exists since 2016; this project was conceived by Evgenii Savenko as an ensemble of like-minded musicians from St. Petersburg, united by the common idea of free undulating musical expression, saturated with the forest psychedelia of the Karelian isthmus.
Moscow Noise Manufactory is a similar creative union of metropolitan musicians, working in many genres from drone ambient and noise to psychedelic jazz and doom metal. The project was organized by Georgiy Orlov-Davydovskiy in the spring of 2021. In fact, both formations are live laboratories exploring the impersonal matter of sound, and the appearance of their joint recordings was just a matter of time.
Such a recording was made at the “PoluDrëma” (“semi-slumber”) party, which took place on the night of November 26th-27th, 2021 at the Red Eyes Moscow club. From midnight until morning the St. Petersburg musicians played in sequence with artists from Moscow, for eight hours weaving a seamless fabric of oneiric sound for an audience which was either sleeping or drinking tea. These recordings were later edited in studio and condensed in two 45-minute pieces, showcasing all versatility of experimental ambient music.
This time the line-up of Petrograd Drone Gathering featured Alexey Korablin (Reconstruction of Moss), Dmitry Maslyakov (Mira Drevo), Evgenii Savenko (Lunar Abyss), М.М. (Kryptogen Rundfunk), Pavel Dombrovskiy (uhushuhu), Lilia Akivenson (tremorkikimor) and Alexandra Isaeva (Jum-Jum).
Moscow Noise Manufactory was represented by Georgiy Orlov-Davydovskiy (Yudol), Dmitriy Bubinskiy (Old Moss), Alexandra Isaeva (Jum-Jum), Vladimir Cherepanov (t_error 404), Philipp Datura (Datura Metel), Fedor Kovalev (Waldgrenze), Anton Kochubeev (Acanto), Alexey Vasilev (Droning Room), Boris Drone ([bɔː]), Alexandr Rust (Cotton Rust), Koloyar Dreved (Hladna) and Ilya Suzdaltsev.
The album is released in a limited edition of 150 copies on C-90 audiocassette: brand new tape in recycled shell with full-colour stickers, double-sided foldout cover and a download card.