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Belorukov, Ilia: Someone Has Always Come (Sublime Retreat)

The third in Ilia Belorukov's series of electroacoustic compositions on Spina!Rec and Moving Furniture, here in a set of four compositions, each presenting detailed layers of acoustic and electronic instrumentation and field recordings captured throughout Europe and Russia, carefully placed over heavily laden synthetic drones that guide the motion of each piece.
 

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Label: Sublime Retreat
Catalog ID: SR008
Squidco Product Code: 32784

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: Poland
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded 2017-2020.

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"Someone Has Always Come is a third album by Ilia Belorukov in a series started with There Was Hardly Anybody There (Spina!Rec, 2016) and followed by Nobody Ever Escaped From There (Moving Furniture Records, 2018).

In the new works Ilia combines diverse sound sources to create idiosyncratic electro-acoustic compositions. In 4 tracks you can hear elements of musique concrète, drone, ambient and virtual soundscapes based on field recordings, but these compositions are unique sonic worlds in themselves, transcending the boundaries of any particular genre.

The whole list of instrumentation used: 0-coast, modular synthesizer, korg electribe amkII, vcv rack,electric organ, axolotl, electromagnetic pickup, vinyl samples, ppooll, flutophone, alto saxophone, effects pedals, nord drum 2, field recordings on sony pcm-m10, zoom h2n, sansa clip in Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, Yaroslavl, Nizhny Novgorod, Berlin, Zurich, Helsinki, Biel/Bienne, Tarasovskaya.

About Ilia Belorukov

Ilia Belorukov is a musician from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. He works in the directions of improvised, noise and electroacoustic music. He's a member of different projects with local and foreign musicians. He collaborates with artists who work in other musical directions (from hardcore and metal to academic contemporary music); with dancers and painters; with theater. Ilia practices an experimental approach of sound extraction on alto saxophone with objects, uses electronics and other instruments. Also he is a founder of Intonema label (www.intonema.org) and one of curators of Spina!rec label (spinarec.bandcamp.com). Organizer of events in Russia, co-organizer of the SpinaFest and Teni Zvuka festivals in Saint-Petersburg. He writes reviews for his own blog on Syg.ma, was reviewer of Contemporary Music, Music & Time, Topot and GEZeta journals.

Ilia had played with such musicians as Keith Rowe, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, David Stackenas, Radu Malfatti, Lucio Capece, Jason Kahn, Birgit Ulher, Ignaz Schick, Jonas Kocher, Gaudenz Badrutt, Stefan Thut, Arturas Bumsteinas, Thomas Buckner, Bryan Eubanks, Jack Wright, Andrew Drury, Andrey Popovskiy, Alexei Borisov, Kurt Liedwart and many others. Released his works on labels Moving Furniture Records, Copy For Your Records, Ilse, Cabin Floor Esoterica (USA), Hideous Replica (UK), Creative Sources (Portugal), QuasiPop (Ukraine), 1000fussler (Germany), Mikroton, Intonema, Spina!Rec (Russia) and many others.

He participated in various festivals: SKIF, Teni Zvuka, Aposition, ReMusik (Saint-Petersburg); Noise & Fury, Long Arms, Tilde 2, RichterFest (Moscow); Budapest Spring Festival (Budapest); Gogolfest (Kiev); Jauna Muzika (Vilnius & Klaipeda); Angelica (Bologna); Baba Fest (Rome); Altera Festival (Naples); Jazz Bez (Lvov); John Cage Year (Lublin); Theses (Kemerovo); Helsinki City Festival, Chance Meeting (Helsinki); Mozg Festival (Bydgoszcz); MEX25 (Dortmund); SKOP Festival (Frankfurt); Wien Modern (Vienna) etc.



"Evidence suggests that Ilia Belorukov is allergic to idleness. Besides running the Intonema label and playing reeds with improvisers, including Birgit Ulher, David Stackenas, Vasco Trilla and Jason Kahn, he pursues a sideline in bleakly atmospheric electronic music. Someone Has Always Come slots into the latter category. The album projects a massive presence, with long, low tones looming like moisture-burdened cloudbanks seen just before dusk. Squint with your ears, however, and you'll hear a lot more happening, although it's not always clear what it is. Electrical sounds sizzle and pulse, and radio captures mutter, flickering deep in the murk. Chase them with your ears, and you'll happen upon another layer of sound, mostly collected on Russian streets and train platforms. Turn it up loud enough for everything to register and you'll find yourself feeling very small indeed."-Bill Meyer, Dusted Magazine


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Artist Biographies

"Ilia Belorukov is a musician from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. He works in the directions of improvised, noise and electroacoustic music. He's a member of different projects with local and foreign musicians. He collaborates with artists who work in other musical directions (from hardcore and metal to academic contemporary music); with dancers and painters; with theater. Ilia practices an experimental approach of sound extraction on alto saxophone with objects, uses electronics and other instruments. Also he is a founder of Intonema label (www.intonema.org) and one of curators of Spina!rec label (www.spinarec.bandcamp.com). Organizer of events in Russia, co-organizer of the SpinaFest and Teni Zvuka festivals in Saint-Petersburg. He writes reviews for his own blog on Syg.ma, was reviewer of Contemporary Music, Music & Time, Topot and GEZeta journals.

Ilia had played with such musicians as Keith Rowe, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, David Stackenas, Radu Malfatti, Lucio Capece, Jason Kahn, Birgit Ulher, Ignaz Schick, Jonas Kocher, Gaudenz Badrutt, Stefan Thut, Arturas Bumsteinas, Thomas Buckner, Bryan Eubanks, Jack Wright, Andrew Drury, Andrey Popovskiy, Alexei Borisov, Kurt Liedwart and many others. Released his works on labels Copy For Your Records, Ilse, Cabin Floor Esoterica (USA), Hideous Replica (UK), Creative Sources (Portugal), QuasiPop (Ukraine), 1000fussler (Germany), Mikroton, Intonema, Spina!Rec (Russia) and many others.

He participated in various festivals: SKIF, Teni Zvuka, Aposition, ReMusik (Saint-Petersburg); Noise & Fury, Long Arms, Tilde 2 (Moscow); Budapest Spring Festival (Budapest); Gogolfest (Kiev); Jauna Muzika (Vilnius & Klaipeda); Angelica (Bologna); Baba Fest (Rome); Altera Festival (Naples); Jazz Bez (Lvov); John Cage Year (Lublin); Theses (Kemerovo); Helsinki City Festival, Chance Meeting (Helsinki) etc."

-Ilia Belorukov Website (http://belorukov.blogspot.com/p/bio_8023.html)
4/22/2024

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Track Listing:



1. If He Had Been There He Could Not Have Seen 7:16

2. He Stood There For A Bit 9:04

3. Nobody Stirring 8:00

4. It Could Have Been Anybody 8:40

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