Artist: Urla Makabra
Title: Apple Racer
Keywords: experimental, noise, avantground undergrind
01 - Movement One - 3:07 (320 kbps)
02 - Movement Two - 3:37 (320 kbps)
03 - Movement Three - 2:32 (320 kbps)
04 - Movement Four - 8:12 (320 kbps)
05 - Movement Five - 2:52 (320 kbps)
06 - Movement Six - 1:44 (320 kbps)
07 - Movement Seven - 1:10 (320 kbps)
08 - Movement Eight - 6:38 (320 kbps)
09 - Movement Nine - 2:49 (320 kbps)
10 - Movement Ten - 4:05 (320 kbps)
11 - Movement Eleven - 2:35 (320 kbps)
12 - Movement Twelve - 7:59 (320 kbps)
13 - Movement Thirteen - 14:17 (320 kbps)
14 - Movement Fourteen - 6:38 (320 kbps)
15 - Movement Fifteen - 3:27 (320 kbps)
16 - Movement Sixteen - 5:57 (320 kbps)
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URLA MAKABRA Avantground Undergrind Noise Orchestra is a group of experimentalists from Minsk, Belarus, formed in 2006. The initiator and mastermind it’s concept is Aleksandr Haletsky (aka Chornaya Kapusta), composer and multiinstrumentalist.
Chornaya Kapusta considers music to represent superhuman logic, and be capable to transform space and time. One of its main attributes is freedom, that’s why, when delivering a complex artistic concept, it doesn’t have to base itself upon commonly accepted principles, rules and standards: “Even noise can make a valid musical piece, if it’s meaningful enough. If it’s not meaningful, then it’s just good for nothing”.
When the band was joined by the flagman of Belarusian electronic underground Timur Bernshtein (aka Lla), leader of the famous SIMPTOM POGREMUSHKI (Rattle Symptom) and Ivan Klyuev (aka Mr Nashwelle, Ian Kaputski), an experimental multiinstrumentalist from Saint-Petersburg, the sound of URLA MAKABRA became more dense and hard. The “Post-Nuclear Dream of Lieutenant Galievsky” EP (2008) marks the departure from minimalist concept – a sticky stringy dream of a nuclear war lieutenant is filled with indistinct voices of children and inescapable feel of ever-recurrent end.
New album – “Apple Racer” (live session 2008) - represents the tradition of Throbbing Gristle, John Cage and Miles Davis, mixed with apple scent and metallic chip scrap. “We’ve done a god job vacuum-cleaning on ‘Apple Racer’ - says Lla, - after hearing it there’s much less dust left, and the air is fresher and cleaner”. “Apple Racer” is a surprise, a catharsis of its kind for our listeners – says Mr Nashwelle, - but one should not expect any compromises from us. This record is like black-and-white Japanese cartoons, where a man, who finds himself captured by Evil, has nothing else left to do but conquer it”. “’Apple racer’ is a Pandora’s box of sorts – says Chornaya Kapusta, - Something constantly keeps coming out of it. This album reminds me of drawings by ancient shamen, which somehow manage to contain everything in the world”.