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  • Vital Weekly reviewed Freigeist:

    “It seems as if Dmytro Fedorenko is more active as Kotra than before. Following his solo release ‘Cicada’, reviewed in Vital Weekly 1104 and his collaboration with Edward Sol (Vital Weekly 1111) there is yet another new solo release called ‘Freigeist’. Quite a short release, lasting just under thirty minutes, but maybe that is because […]
  • Amazing response for Freigeist from ATTN:Magazine

    It’s the electronic equivalent of a clenched fist. A bundle of low drones pressing inward, squeezing into other another, spluttering as the tension becomes too much, buzzing like a pitched-down tesla coil. And like a clenched fist, this knot of drones is a point of unstable energy consolidation. It cannot hold. This isn’t a viable […]
  • New release is out today – Kotra “Freigeist”!

    A brand new album from Kotra “Freigeist” is out today! Freigeist is a diary of a travel and observation, journal of an opening of new territories and asking new questions. Story of accepting and denying, allowing and forcing, crossing lines and letting go, pushing and breaking. Freigeist is an adventure to unacceptable and strange, a […]
  • Kotra’s “Cicada” reviewed by Vital Weekly

    It’s been more than years, so it seems, that I last reviewed something from Kotra, the musical project of Dmytro Fedorenko, who is also the boss behind the Kvitnu album (see also elsewhere for another release of which he is part). It seems that he was active in the years in between but not all of his […]
  • Get the idea of what’s coming up next week on Kvitnu

  • Vital weekly review for Sokyra

    “Here we have two active forces from Ukraine’s experimental music areas. In the left corner Edward Sol, working with lo-fi, rudimentary equipment, analogue synthesizers and cassette. He has his own Quasi Pop and Sentimental Productions labels, whereas in the right corner we find Kotra, also known as Dmytro Fedorenko, whose music is rhythmic and made […]
  • Cicada reviewed by Chain D.L.K.

    The info-sheet attached to this new release by Ukrainian label Kvitnu doesn’t mention the reason why the six tracks of this output by label boss Dmytro Fedorenko didn’t reach the audience after they were forged, but better late than never. Actually there’s an analogy between the long delay between the birth and the surfacing of […]
  • Interview with ZAVOLOKA for Blackrhinomusic.ro

    Synthesizers and sound modulation. A conversation with Kateryna Zavoloka. by Miron Ghiu Dec 11, 2017 Kateryna Zavoloka is an artist from Ukraine, currently living and working in Wien. She composes experimental music, with sonorities ranging from electro-acoustic sounds to IDM, ambient and even techno. She’s active since 2003, having released albums on labels such as Nexsound or […]
  • Fresh review to “Sokyra”

    “Kotra vs Edward Sol find rhythms with harsh walls of noise on the raw machine grit of “Sokyra”. Representing an interesting mixture of power electronics, industrial funk, and dance, the songs unfold with jagged distorted grooves. By far the most compelling thing about the entire collection is the adherence to unusual textures, ones that feel so simple yet […]
  • A story behind Sokyra

    In January 2014 Ukraine was in fire of revolution. Central streets of it’s capital Kyiv were in flames, police violence reached it’s absurd maximum, people stopped waiting for a peaceful miracle and started real fight. Terms like Molotov cocktail, gas grenade or rubber bullets very fast became a part of everyday conversation. And Sokyra is […]
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