The duo of Sovetskaya Gone and Charlatan (aka Kevin Danchisko and Brad Rose) has been rather silent for some time. After the launch of "I Will Be Missed," breaks were taken, lives changed, and a whole host of other oddities and banalties took up valuable creative space. But the wheels were always turning, the gears gravitating toward some new, washed-out horizon. With that came new collaborative discussions and pathways, eventually settling into memories, real and deceived, of Vangelis soundtracks, training films, and weekend coke binges that used to coagulate into critical mass.
Synthetic drippings pile up until they're shrouded in opaque vocals and digitized choirs, bleeding cathartic bliss until there's nothing left to do but break. Ghost brigades are dropped from sub-continent kick drums, echoing dying heartbeats as they bleed out the night. Underneath this surface sheen is a seedy underbelly; a place where the grime never really comes off no matter how many crystal chandeliers sway from your silver palace.
Assimilate or disappear. Dig through all the cables from overseas until you find your own node in the value stream. Never leave a vapor trail and the golden parachute always awaits. We are all, afterall, company men.
released 27 February 2013
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