29.12.2008. Taking part in Russkaya Gudba / Russian Droning jam-session concert @ ESG-21, St. Petersburg (with Evgeny Valeryevich (L.A.D.O. Ritualnaya Bioingeneria), Igor Anatolyevich (Noises Of Russia, 1g0g), Vladimir Leonidovich (Maroon, Bardoseneticcube), Nikolay Ilyich (Auktsyon, SKA), Alexander Sergeevich (VJ Alco), Nikita Alexandrovich (Supersonic Pocket Monstaa, [Plazen7a]), Alla Leonidovna (‘Zevodvozogon’), Sergey Yurievich (Kshatriy), and others).

25.12.2008. Two new releases with my participation. First is a collaboration mini-album of Kryptogen Rundfunk & Sister Loolomie “[W]interloop[s]”, released by Still*Sleep label.

“This is a mail-art collaboration between two Russian experimental musicians. Kryptogen Rundfunk has prepared the sonic canvas from radiowaves reworked with a computer, and Sister Loolomie has painted it with toned guitar fingering, sample of cosmic vibraions and melodic synth lines. This resulted into one deliberate ambient noise track lasting for half an hour, in which persistent resonances harmonize with glitchy digital effects, non-aggressive noises – with long spatial drones, repetitive loops and samples – with airy melodies…”


Second is a live recording of Noises Of Russia “Experimental Structure”:

“Nowadays Noises Of Russia is one of the most known groups on the Russian experimental post-industrial scene, mainly because of their numerous concerts and CDR-releases, published by their leader – Gosha Solnzev aka 1g0g (“Van Gog”) – on his own label ElectroIndustria. This release has captured one of such concerts which took place at the Experimental Sound Gallery (ESG-21) in St. Petersburg in October 2008.

This concert was peculiar because of the non-traditional band line-up which aside from 1g0g included some of his friends: musicians Nikolay Kalmykov (Hladna), M.M. (Kryptogen Rundfunk), Igor Potsukailo (Bardoseneticcube) and Evgeny Savenko (Lunar Abyss Deus Organum), and also VJ Alco (video projection) and Grigory Glazunov (ODDDance Theatre, butoh dance). By common efforts these comrades performed totally improvised material quite typical for the “St. Petersburg post-industrial wave” and combining elements of collage, industrial, noise and ambient. Field recordings and voice manipulations, metal percussion and rough analogue signals, guitar semi-melodies and various sound effects – all this is harmoniously blended in the unified psychedelic soundsphere.”


09.12.2008. Performing live as a member of Noises Of Russia @ Industrialization of Soul – Point, St. Petersburg (with Glasberg, Baltic Wind).

28.10.2008. Playing live as Kryptogen Rundfunk and as a member of Lunar Abyss Deus Organum @ ESG-21, St. Petersburg (with Boevye Cikady).

06.10.2008. Performing live as a member of Noises Of Russia @ ESG-21, St. Petersburg (with Radoy Yar).

06.09.2008. Performing live as a member of Noises Of Russia @ The Place, St. Petersburg (with Anthesteria, Troum).

25.08.2006. Kryptogen Rundfunk plays a collaboration gig with Jacob Kirkegaard @ Zoccolo, St. Petersburg (with Places, Kshatriy).

22.07.2008. Kryptogen Rundfunk plays live @ Point, St. Petersburg, (with Faryus).

18.07.2008. Kryptogen Rundfunk prepares parts of the soundtrack for the sculpture of Dmitry Kawarga “The Model of Bipolar Activity”. This is an interactive sculpture with brain activity sensors.

“Interaction with the object stimulates the feelings of equilibrium and harmony to the viewer, penetrates into hidden places of consciousness by touching metal plates that transfer impulses. The Model of Bipolar Activity demonstrates the real-time changes in the activity of left and right cerebral hemispheres, the way the domination shifts, how the force of interaction fluctuates depending on thoughts, moods, recollection and reflections.”

This object is a part of permanent exhibition of Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg. Short video is available on youtube.

13.07.2008. Kryptogen Rundfunk performs at @ Interzona festival – “Red Triangle” Factory, St. Petersburg (with Bardoseneticcube, Id Molotov, Cyclofillydea, Strannye Kvarki & Express Uzhasa).

25.06.2008. A track by Kryptogen Rundfunk “Always Let me be High” is featured on a various artists compilation “Rush for Black Celebration: Russian Industrial Depeche Mode Tribute” released by kultFRONT label. 

23-26.05.2008. Playing two collaborations gigs as duo of Five Elements Music + Kryptogen Rundfunk supporting the Russian tour of the Dutch artists Freiband, Roel Meelkop and Kapotte Muziek @ DOM, Moscow and ESG-21, St. Petersburg.

21.05.2008. Performing as a member of Lesnye Bratya @ Firewalking – The Place, St. Petersburg (with Anthesteria, Zevodvozogon’).

16.05.2008. Taking part in a live jam Russkaya Gudba / Russian Droning @ ESG-21, St. Petersburg (with 1g0g, Maroon, Hladna, Tail, Nickolay Rubanov, VJ Alco, and others).

10.05.2008. Kryptogen Rundfunk plays live @ Systo Palty Togathering 2008 – open-air, Leningrad region (with G-3, 1g0g, Kshatriy, Places, Cyclofillydea, Tail, Hladna, and others).

23.04.2008. Kryptogen Rundfunk plays live @ Manege of Military School, St. Petersburg opening for Einstürzende Neubauten.

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