Stalker VA (Kiev, Ukraine) creates ambient electroacoustic soundscapes through synthesis and sound design, incorporating processed and transformed sound objects, field recordings, unconventional use of instruments. The main focus is on sounds and timbres, their unique tonal characteristics, which are treated as colours used to “paint” sonic textures and construct atmospheric narratives. These musical ‘journeys’ often tend to resemble dreams, in which sleepers travel through worlds, reconstructed from different memories and images, where space and time behave unusually. Stalker VA explores the nature of mind and consciousness, various perceptual phenomena through sound experiences, connection between sound and memories, sensations and cognition.
"Magnetic Anomalies" album is largely based on processed filed recordings from various non-urban industrial environments, strange places and separate sound objects. It explores how mechanical sounds penetrate previously natural sonic environments and influence our perception of reality, and how rapid technogenic changes reshape sonic landscape, and as a result a lot of sounds remain only in our memory and our minds.
released December 1, 2016
Music composed and produced by Dmitry S.Bezruchko (Stalker VA)
Mastered by Fraser McGowan
Cover artwork by Stalker VA, design by Tim Six