THE WORLD ENDED A LONG TIME AGO
Live Performance @ LUCA, Brussels, 27 June 2018
Do you remember?
The world ended long time ago
You had your home
On the ruins of the earth
You danced with me
To the end of the apocalypse
Now we walk together inside this time
A time that knocks on the wall of infinity
Build a shelter with your bones
Stop your thirst with your blood
Black death generated the renascence
The hundred years' war is the nation essence
What you will see will be
What you've always been
And what you forgot to dream,
Ashes of time steam.
"YAMA" CD OUT NOW ON ZOHARUM RECORDS
'YAMA' is a collaboration between Raskol'nikov and Hjalmar Hach.
Completed in 2013 'The Album of the Mountain' is now awakened to be finally released.
The six tracks depict a path that leads from the forest through the mountain and from the mountain up to the sky, a path that reflects itself on the cover image.
The original painting is hanging on the wall where the album was mainly recorded,
influencing its roots. Those who climb on 'YAMA' move in the exotic territories
of an unknown language, scrambling on rocks made of fragments whose forms
are unknown even to their own creators. Thus, the journey becomes doubly dangerous
and exciting, and when the summit is reached, it's impossible to say whether
it is the place of arrival or just another intermediate point within a wider movement
that knows no stops.
"AN DIE NATUR" TAPE OUT NOW
"An Die Natur" is an openly subjective, romantic and introspective photographic project by Silvia Cappellari inspired by the lyrics of Friedrich Hoelderlin. Raskol'nikov joined the project in order to provide the soundtrack to these images, using mainly natural samples and composing two long tracks aimed to take the listener right into the world and into the words of Hoelderlin. Originally released on cassette on a 25-copies artist press.
"DISCOCIRCO" TAPE OUT NOW ON WORLDISORDER
Discocirco is a series of remixes of outtakes coming from recording sessions improvised by Raskol'nikov and Hjalmar between 2011 and 2015.
LIVE SET RECORDED IN GALERIE HEROLD,
BREMEN 20 FEBRUARY 2016
"COMETSWORD" TAPE OUT NOW ON BINDU SOUND
Cometsword is an album combining celestial elements and human weapons.
We are all sons of the stars and of the blades of our fathers.
RASKOL'NIKOV & GIULIO SAVERIO ROSSI
"VORTEX" INSTALLATION AT CASTELLO MALASPINA
FOR "THAUMAZEIN" EXHIBITION
MUSIC FOR NOBODY
The idea at the basis of the music realized for this work is an extremization of the immediacy which seems to increasingly pervade today's cultural enjoyment. Placing as a bond the maximum length of one minute per piece, Raskol'nikov wanted to exacerbate, and somehow mock, the contemporary instantaneity of cultural fruition which seems to have infected even the music, expressive field which is by its own nature "time". The music, being "time", requires a "time" to its listener, the "time" of the total length of the composition. Music For Nobody is placed as an ironic antidote to this need of time, proposing a collection of pieces whose temporal character is immediacy. Trying to exorcize the idea of music as it is usually considered, Music For Nobody clashes with the impossibility of total abandonment of its temporal dimension, condensing its expressive potential in a few seconds.
The "material" sacrifice of which the box-set provides the relics refers to a ritual act of liberation performed by Raskol'nikov: the burial of a series of objects belonging to the life and to the artistic history of the duo.
The other objects provided are useful for creating a changing in the environmental conditions in which happens the listening of the music: if the conditions change, changes also the mood of the listener and his musical experience, which, being "auditory" is absolutely unique and absolutely intimate.
BLUE SOMETHING LIVE PERFORMANCE
Bassano del Grappa, 25 X 2013
NEW ALBUM "LOS" FEATURING GIULIO SAVERIO ROSSI
OUT NOW ON URBAN ARTS BERLIN
"LOS" is a project born out of the collaboration between Raskol'nikov and
Giulio Saverio Rossi and is made combining computer-read William Blake lyrics
and acousmatic musical textures.
The nature of Infinity is this: That every thing has its
Own Vortex; and when once a traveller thro' Eternity
Has pass'd that Vortex, he perceives it roll backward behind
His path, into a Globe itself enfolding, like a sun,
Or like a moon, or like a universe of starry majesty,
While he keeps onwards in his wondrous journey on the Earth,
Or like a human form, a friend with whom he liv'd benevolent.
As the eye of man views both the East and West, encompassing
Its vortex, and the North and South with all their starry host,
Also the rising sun and setting moon he views, surrounding
His corn-fields and his valleys of five hundred acres square.
Thus is the Earth one infinite plane, and not as apparent
To the weak traveller confin'd beneath the moony shade.
Thus is the Heaven a Vortex pass'd already, and the Earth
A Vortex not yet pass'd by the traveller thro' Eternity.
SETSUGOAN LIVE PERFORMANCE
Bunker C4, 11 V 2013
DISCORSO LIVE PERFORMANCE
Laboratorio Alchemico, Torino, 22 II 2013
An album which represents the offering to the Altar of the Sky
and then the enigmatic answer of the kidnapped Holy Child that there resides.
SELF remix by Raskol'nikov featured
on Von Tesla's EP "Parallel Paths"
available for free download
Raskol'nikov & Hjalmar
Grasp the pith of the lodge