Freska's debut album "Wrong Songs" on Darkroom Dubs.
DRDA001 - Release Date: 12.05.13 (Digital)
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Solomun - Big Support for this release. Thanks a lot!
Jozif - Amazing Album - some lovely textures and vibes on here... will prob end up playing them all at once point or another :)
Dubfire - nice album , thank you!
Claude Von Stroke - Some very cool sounds and styles here. I dig the slung tempo of Slow Cold Slow and the big room Some Turns Inside the most!
Nick Warren - Brilliant Album. Full Support!
Cosmonauts - Not one bad or under par track on this. love it, especially Honey from Within.
DJ Mag (Germany) - Top album!
Ryan Keeling (Editor, Resident Advisor) - Great. Thanks Guys!
Rinse FM - this is amazing..
The Huffington Post - Wow.. funky
Radio Monaco - Excellent FULL SUPPORT, will playlist on all radio shows and will play out!!! great stuff!!!
Faze Magazine - I've already been dancing around my room to this so will definitely review...
Below Zero - Great mix of beats and flavors. 'Honey From Within' is the one I dig most. Good energy on this one.
Radio ZuSa (Germany) - VERY IMPRESSING!!!
Magnetic Man - This is pure class quality thank you.
Sweatlodge Radio - Wow. nice surprises here. some really good tunes.
Native Instruments - long awaited! love it!"
BBC Radio Ulster - loving this record, nice balance of home and club listening.
MTV Serbia - Slow Cold Glow and Lo Lo Love are favourites!
DIVERSIONS radio CHRY 105.5FM, Canada - Dynamic and cohesively flowing full length showcasing an artist at the top of his game!
Highgrade Rec - Wow, love this. Farking brilliant. Full support.
Silicone Soul have lined up a succession of exciting releases to mark ten years since their subterranean parallel project and label, Darkroom Dubs first unleashed its uniquely idiosyncratic take on house music.
Having caused supersonic ripples throughout the underground dance community since his debut release on Darkroom Dubs first hit the shelves in 2007, Evgeny Bukreev (AKA Freska) is about to drop his long-awaited debut album.
"Wrong Songs" more than lives up to the promise of the singles and EPs which preceded it, uncurling in a heady blend of booming electronic funk, startling sonic weaving with innate sense of melody, swirlingly spectral in the dense aural meteor showers of vocal shards and sublimely orchestrated mutations of disparate musical ingredients.
Now relocated to Moscow, the Murmansk born producer has mentioned being influenced by Kraftwerk, Black Sabbath and the music of his native Russia, but anything from the percussive attack of early acid house and Detroit techno also pitch in to what he astutely describes as `rhythm and soul'. Appearing also on labels such as Stil Vor Talent, Karate Musik, Manual, Azuli, Lo and Traum Schallplaten [for whom he was asked to remix Minilogue, and didn`t disappoint].
The album blends versions of singles released on Silicone Soul's decade spanning, future-pointing electronic vision Darkroom Dubs, including the buzzed-up judder of "North And South" and sexed-up robo-funk of "Slow Cold Slow" [plus symphonic jazz-tinged flip "Honey from Within" with a flotilla of new outings, including the heaving bass-monster of "Breathing In", booming rattlesnake hump of "Lo Lo Love" and the ghostly "Doves On My Window". Then there's the panting "Ink In", rinky-dink organ carnage of "Some Turns Inside" and weird chorale-draped "Stoned Bytes" ending in the vocal-layered finale "The Kathedral" hinting to another exciting new direction.
Last year Freska also remixed Silicone Soul's "David Vincent's Blues", as part of their esteemed Soma 20 Remix collection. One listen to this astonishing debut album leaves no doubt that these twin career peaks are only the beginning for the man from Murmansk.