Muscut ‎– Muscut 6
10 Track Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition of 300 Copies Worldwide.

"Ukrainian label ‘Muscut’ releases its third record this year, the previous records were 7 inches by Pavel Milyakov aka Buttechno and LP by Andrew Pekler. The album called ‘Ode To The Sea’ will become the 6th release of the label. It was created with participation of most active underground representatives from Kiev and Odessa. The lion’s share of release material was created by the Indirect project and the label boss Dmytro Nikolaienko. Songs ‘Miracle’ and ‘Red Tent’ are recorded featuring Ann Bryozone, and in the ‘Dazed Night’ percussion is performed by Danish experimental musician Mads Emil Nielsen. ‘Ode To The Sea’ represents a result of program cooperation and ode to Soviet musical heritage with its jazz experiments, great space-age canvases, unique massive of library music and sentimental soundtracks. Deep respect to traditions and their reinterpretation took their shape in bits of dub and krautrock, jazz fusion waves, extensional sound textures and hypnotizing lo-fi vocal messages. Minding the traditions, the musicians succeeded to deliver the mood of an ancient mystery. It sounds like a psychedelic soundtrack to the movie that never existed. Just imagine listening to a Soviet jazz band being on ecstasy and you’ll get it."
- Artem Super Ikra [ Krossfingers Best Records Of November 2016 ]


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Muscut: Why 'Ode' and why 'To The Sea'?

Nikolaienko: Sea is something that always inspires me. This album is influenced by the music about the sea with a big variety of the songs from experimental to the popular ones, soundtracks for films and documentaries on marine theme, excerpts from memories of my own childhood and also phantom nostalgia. I have transformed my entire maritime experience into my part of the collage titled Ode to the sea'

Gennadiy Boychenko (Indirect): For me, as someone who was born and grew by the sea (the place is pronounced Ode - sa), working on this album was not about memories or distant fantasy. On the contrary - it was about right-here/right-now attitude. Take for instance the first track: it's that afternoon in June right there! And the first three notes, played on a synthesizer almost sing: 'wash a-way...'.


Mosaic work "Blink" (2011) by Anatoly Gankevich
Photo collage, graphic design by Dmytro Nikolaienko
Background photo by Natasha Masharova