NATURE NEVER PRODUCES THE SAME BEAT TWICE
this is a collaboration between ukrainian musician, producer
and graphic designer ZAVOLOKA
aka KATERYNA ZAVOLOKA
and german vocalist, poet, musician and producer AGF
aka ANTYE GREIE
AGF contacted ZAVOLOKA in 2003 after hearing her tracks on the internet
and they soon realized a passion for each others music and decided to work together.
during several live collaborations, and some sound material exchanges
they developed the concept of creating TECHNO LIKE TREES.
nature beats. the idea was to extract sounds from existing
and form a variation of beats and vocal snippets to make powerful techno
of nature which can be seen as identical and not similar as structure
of plants and nature. repeating of otherness and repeating of difference.
both artists can be seen as huge fans and admirers of nature
and the inspiration evolved out of structure of forest leaves
and berries translated into musical rhythm and moods.
one technique they used to produce these irregular but repetitive patterns
was setting up an old school metronome tik tak at xxx beat per minute
and count in and start to battle the beat with drumming on self designed
sound banks directly recording into powerful converters
the structure of the pieces are woody, spicy, discontinuous, recurrent,
flavor, like: grain, sappiness, chime, species, extraction and vitality.
the CD: NATURE NEVER PRODUCES THE SAME BEAT TWICE
contains 50 one minute compositions each dedicated to a certain plant.
the tracks are split into 5 subgroups: trees/ bushes/ meadow/ flowers / spices.
the language the artists communicate in is english but both bring in
their native tongue by naming plants and both are singing and speaking
ukrainian as well as interpreting ukrainian traditional folk lyrics.
the record was mainly recorded in AGF's studio in berlin kreuzberg in
july 2005. edited and crafted in kyiv, ukraine at ZAVOLOKAs studio
and mastered and completed in berlin prenzlauer berg
in vladislav delays studio the white room in autumn 2005
The material is strictly female touch and without comparison to existing sound
The design, photos, ornaments and packing are made by ZAVOLOKA