With all that sound out there, you’d better make your musical statement a strong one. And why not add the kinds of visuals we see when we shut our eyes and listen?
This winter, visualist future error went into the archives of Resident Advisor and pulled out an evocative, dreamy ambient mix by Dasha Rush. Known best for her pounding techno, Dasha is also a producer and purveyor of more experimental music, too. And the combination of trippy monochromatic geometries and textures with this mix is reason enough to kick back on the couch with your iPad or TV or projector or whatever and … chill. (You deserve it!)
RA source, with an interview and track listing:
RA.469 Dasha Rush – An ambient odyssey
Alongside the expected Donato Dozzy, Biosphere, Alva Noto, Monolake, Brian Eno (and Dino Sabatini, with whom Dasha often plays) … there are a couple of rare cuts in there, too.
Moscow’s Mendeleev, for one, you might want to check out:
And don’t miss Grzegorz Bojanek, whose music I got to know through Dasha – he’s an electroacoustic musician, a Polish netlabel hero, and a staple of how the ambient/experimental scene is evolving in that country (including producing the Warsaw Electronic Festival – yes, it’s not just Unsound Festival in Poland, folks):
Grzegorz is worth visiting elsewhere on this site, too, so stay tuned.
While we’re digging into the archives, here’s Dasha playing ambient music live (since the RA mix is a DJ set):
Or, for another AV experience, here’s the music video from her collaboration with Lars Hemmerling, “LOSTBAHNHOF,” which hums and taps along into a nicely weird groove:
And, hey, if you’re going to use Facebook, here’s one pleasant way to do it:
If this sort of thing is your taste, you’ll like Dasha’s label, as well:
Thanks as always, Dasha!
And yeah, we have done this once before: