Today we present you our very last and final release.
Yes, Kvitnu is being closed.
Our amazing World is developing and changing extremely fast and intensively. And so are we, as an organic and integral part of it.
What time is better for a radical change than during such a great turmoil we all are living through right now?
We feel that together with many other great changes, some completely new relations between an artist and a listener are being formed right now. Relations and communication streams which are much more direct and personal than ever before. And the role of a label as a mediator between listener and producer is changing drastically, giving life to something new.
After almost 14 years of our development and more than 70 releases in our catalogue, we believe that Kvitnu has written its own and very special page in a history of experimental music. We have grown together with our artists, with whom we have created and shaped Kvitnu’s unique sound. Our great and loyal International audience who supported us over the years is the best proof that we did something really good and honest from the heart.
But everything comes to an end one day. Good projects too.
Our future is greatly unpredictable and we are jumping into this new wave with a lot of new hopes, plans and ideas!
The beginning of any process is as important as the end, and as our final word on Kvitnu we would like to present you our very personal and special release, which was inspired by and created specially for this day and occasion.
We would like to celebrate the end of Kvitnu by releasing Silence.
Our Silence comes out on a beautiful one sided white 7″ record, which contains nothing but one infinite silent locked groove loop in the centre of the side A.
Silent record is inlayed into an elegant white gatefold sleeve with a concept printed with silver.
Oksastus is a precious reprint of a historical release by Pan Sonic. It was originally published by Kvitnu in 2014, four years after the group officially disbanded. Their last official album, Gravitoni was released in 2010, while Oksastus is actually a live performance, which took place in Kiev on June 6th 2009. However, no elements in this release suggest it might be not be their studio production, given the total absence of human elements or background noise. Oksastus is a Finnish word meaning a process of graft or cultivation of plants. Similarly, Mika Vainio and Ilpo Väisänen’s sound grows from a hybridization of several elements. The duo became cult figures in the most experimental electronics scene, known for their industrial, ambient, techno and brutal noise crossings. The packaging is the same as the original version and designed by Kateryna Zavoloka. As is the case with the first release, the vinyl edition includes two white 12”, but now in addition there is also a CD version, packed in a specially produced cardboard cover printed with metallic paint with an additional hot foil pressing and UV-lacquering. It’s hard to give a short explanation for why they became so iconic, although listening to their discography and the impact they had on electronic music gives us a hint. At the time of this release in 2014, Mika Vainio was playing solo at Init Club in Rome in front of an audience of only 150 people, despite having more solo publications and features than his artistic partner, Ilpo Väisänen. After the group disbanded, Väisänen almost completely disappeared from the scene. Unfortunately, Mika Vainio passed away on April 2017 when he was only 54. Creativity and innovation are the key elements this group is lauded for. http://neural.it/2020/07/pan-sonic-oksastus/
This one is from the label’s founder Dmytro Fedorenko. Seven massive growling technoise pieces of industrial poetry. This album is a story of a never-ending change, travels and intense discoveries. Music stretched in time, compressed, polished and distilled through immerse overloads.