Militant House. Noise Pop. Love Cult's music escapes the cleanness or overproduction whatsoever. Their swampy tracks bear the weight of Putin's Russia: murky, decaying, out there. Is this dance music? Well, if “club” means a place for lost souls, yes.
It's "head music" as well, but it will shake you. Disregarding every possible parameter and value of human voice, the remnants of Anya’s vocal lines hang in the air like heavy smoke rings. Sub-heavy beats thunder relentlessly behind raw and naked clockwork programming. At points, microscopic samples scrape as if threatening to knife the listener. On their latest EP, "Wonderland", every fraction of the sound was re-amped through empty corridors, metal tubes and prime analogue equipment.
Love Cult have given live performances across Russia and Europa, played at festivals like Sonar, Flow and Manifesta, successfully shining in art galleries as well as club spaces. Anya Kuts represented Russia at Red Bull Music Academy 2013 in New York. Anya and Ivan's motto is as follows: if a place seems scary, there’s something to learn there. http://lovecult.fullofnothing.ru/ Press: • «Does this mean I can start going to raves again? I'm ready.» (The Wire) • «Swampy electronics» (Resident Advisor) • «The ever-surprising Love Cult twyst between EBM techno and gothic house with strange, cut-up psych-folk inflections. Original styles.» (Boomkat) • «Love Cult remain hard to grasp and all the better for it» (Bleep) • «As though William Basinski was adapted for the club» (Red Bull Music Academy) • «As if seasick on sound waves. Wonderfully uneasy listening!» (Juno) • «Beautiful, dark and cold» (Moscow Times) • «Good quality nocturnal spook outs with hints of bunker techno bleakness» (Norman) • «An ethereal melange of yearning vocals and ominous soundscapes spiced up with relentless drum machine» (Electronic Beats) • «Hypnotic work with beats, sounds and dark narratives» (The Calvert Journal) • «A Russian experimental duo who work with deconstructed forms» (Dummy) • «A softly churning, ritualistic, blackened electronica» (Aquarius) Read more on Last.fm.
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