ARTIST: ECHO DEPTH FINDERS
TITLE: THE CITY OF DOLLS
LABEL/NO: CD - METEO 017 Ð MAY 2005
MASTERED: ~SCAPE STUDIO
DISTRIBUTION: MDM + PARTNER
1/ ENTERING THE CITY OF DOLLS 3:22
2/ COME TRUE 2:55
3/ RADIO 8 3:37
4/ POST-DIGITAL BATTLEFIELD 3:06
5/ ON THE AIR 3:59
6/ HIP-HOP HYPE 2:18
7/ STEPINTO (NO POWS) 3:42
8/ BUT STILL NOTHING 3:14
9/ DOMINATE 2:28
10/ NO MORE 3:56
11/ PARANOID'S SHELL 4:10
12/ THE WAVE 4:57
13/ HAPPY TO BE BLIND 4:22
14/ SPREAD THIS MOOD 5:24
TOTAL: 54 min.
EDF FROM NOVOSIBIRSK MASH UP POST HOP TECHNO RAP INTO A RAW, NEW FORM OF METEO DUB....!
Info: ECHO DEPTH IS A TWO
Based in Novosibirsk, Russia, Echo Depth Finders is a two-man crew comprising sound-designer Digital One (Nikolay Zhmakin)
and lyrics generator Wrong (Anton Belov). Since its formation in 2003 as an occasional union for a sporadic dub-track,
the collaboration has already resulted in the album City of Dolls, and will continue...
Merging minimal techno and verbal free-styling was a wish fulfilling experiment for both members of the group,
who are fascinated by the innovative aesthetic of post hip-hop. The artistic and instrumental flexibility of this style
was the perfect choice for thes young, well-educated Siberians, who express their moods and experiences through ist inventive,
aggressive, raw, and lo-fi sound. There is a post-apocalyptic aesthetics in the expression of EDF - the "City" is not a
prediction of the future, but a warning. EDF know how to deal with paranoid images and robot films. But they are taking you
to the post-digital battlefields where you can trust the electronics under their control. And feel the atmoshpere - unreal,
DIGITAL ONE & WRONG ABUOT CITY OF DOLLS:
"With our debute work we introduce you the City of Dolls. The City is a metaphor ? in a way, it represents you the non-existing
and grotesque concept, but you never know where is a border between the urban myth and the globalized reality. Indeed, there
is a postapocalyptic aesthetics in our perspective - the City of Dolls is not a prediction of the future, but the warning.
Virtualization, depending and speculations with the commonly-spread stereotypes, simplification of the minds and lifestyles,
universal patterns for any interaction - predominately artificial character of the contemporary world leaves the majority
thoughtless, everyday reality produces the puppet-like people. We do not know how to manage with the paranoid nightmares
about globally robotized community. But we take you to the postdigital battlefields where you can trust the electronics
under our control. We can only share a feeling of the atmoshpere ? hopefully it is enough to stir to action."