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Mixtape: Dmitry Evgrafov (RUS/130701)

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Later this month sees the eagerly awaited release of Russian pianist & composer Dmitry Evgrafov’s seven-track EP, ‘The Quiet Observation’, which will be released on the prestigious FatCat imprint 130701. To coincide with its release we are delighted to share a special classical-based mixtape that  Dmitry Evgrafov has recently made.

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Dmitry Evgrafov is a hugely promising and gifted young Russian pianist/composer whose music blends intimate piano with rich strings and electronics, bringing to mind the work of peers such as Goldmund, Carlos Cipa, Poppy Ackroyd or Nils Frahm. Completely self-taught, Dmitry began self-releasing his music at the age of seventeen, and in 2015 signed to FatCat’s 130701 imprint, releasing his label debut, ‘Collage’, last October. A beautifully focused and concise seven-track EP, ‘The Quiet Observation’ follows up that release and precedes a new album due next year.

A striking intimacy and delicate beauty permeates the stratosphere of luminous piano tones and minimal instrumentation of glockenspiel, strings (and two tracks played on a virtual church organ). In the same way as labelmate Resina’s singular cello works, a vivid sense of solitude and quiet bliss pours from the gorgeous modern-classical splendour.

‘The Quiet Observation’ is available on 14th October 2016 via 130701 Records.

 

My aim here is to give a listener a new look at the classical music. Whilst much music from that time is boring and excessive but through years my interest was to gather some compositions that are hundreds of years old but that sound really contemporary. For example, there are two compositions from Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov that were written in the 19th century but sound like a soundtrack for a good 2016 movie. There are also two of my personal reworks of classical compositions by Georges Bizet and Edward Grieg, to make them modern-day in a weird and subtle way. I have included a number of beautiful contributions from XX and XXI century composers including Arvo Part and Daniel Bjarnason as well as the orchestral rendition of Aphex Twin and two pieces from modern Russian composers — Pavel Karmanov and Valery Gavrilin.”

—Dmitry Evgrafov

TRACKLIST:

0:00 Georges Bizet — Carmen (Dmitry Evgrafov’s Rework)
2:22 Edward Grieg — Funeral Song (Dmitry Evgrafov’s Rework)
4:14 Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov — Sadko. Introduction
5:44 Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov — The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh. Introduction
10:00 Hanan Townshend — Water Theme No. 3
11:50 Aphex Twin — rhubarb orc.
19.53 rev
18:10 Pavel Karmanov — Interlichkeit
24:00 Arvo Pärt — Miserere
28:52 Daníel Bjarnason — Solitudes I. Holy
31:18 Hanan Townshend — Awareness
33:04 Gabriel Faure – Cantique de Jean Racine, Op.11
38:10 Valery Gavrilin — Perezvony
42:15 Wojciech Kilar – Exodus (Excerpt No. 1)

‘The Quiet Observation’ is available on 14th October 2016 via 130701 Records.

https://dmitry-evgrafov.bandcamp.com/
http://130701.com/

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October 4, 2016 at 3:25 pm

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