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 […]

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 […]