"Ghosting" is Ivan Zoloto's second full lenght solo release, and it's the beginning of a trilogy he's been working on since 2016 (all three releases are scheduled to come out during 2020). The album takes in Ivan's noise roots and a penchant for primitive electronics and cassettes, but branches out into isolated dub-techno maneuvers, and has some smoky melodies to boot.
Psychogeography plays no small part here: the tracks on "Ghosting" follow Ivan's personal movements thought the last 7 years, recorded in Karelia, Russia, Denmark, China, and the U.S.A. As he recollects endless relocations, visa issues, new and old friends, and acquaintances are part of the fabric of the record. The work was finalized in Barcelona, where Ivan Zoloto seems to have settled for a longer period.Artist statement
(The paragraph below was provided by the artist in regards to this cassette)
"This sad wet tape is dedicated to Noise. Noise is the sound of loud. It comes from throwing pots and pans at your husband. My mom loves it. Please enjoy my tape, Ghosting. It's about an idiot and his miserable jet set and a girl and I guess ghosts too probably. Who cares. I love war." Artist bio
Ivan Zoloto is a Karelian musician currently based in Barcelona. Ivan has been active in the Russian underground since 2006, and having participated in numerous projects ranging from weird techno to noisecore—Love Cult duo, a folk collab with Vincent Moon to name just a couple. Founder of cult Full of Nothing label (2010-2017) and co-founder (2016–2018) of New New World Radio, he is currently running School of the Arts label.
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The collaborators here are Li Huihui AKA Arrebato, formerly a member of Chinese harsh noise outfit Torturing Noise on "Thinking of You", and Belgium-based TG Gondard and Ernesto González AKA Bear Bones, Lay Low who provide spoken word and synth pads.
Ivan Zoloto: CPU (all except 1), electronics (3–4, 7), voice (2–3), turntable (1), tape (4)
李慧慧 Li Huihui: synthesizer, electronics (both on 3)
TG Gondard: voice (5)
Ernesto González: synthesizer (5)
Mastering by Moa Pillar
Artwork by Zurkas Tepla Recorded in
Moscow, Russia, 2015–2017 (1–2)
Shanghai, China, 2016 (3)
Petrozavodsk, Karelia, 2012 (4)
Odense, Denmark, 2014 (5)
Lincoln, NE, 2017 (6)
Yekaterinburg, Russia, 2017 (7)
This is the second release on CANT label, established in Moscow by Zurkas Tepla.