@ Elektra, Riga, Latvia
“One HAS to let go of a piece of music in order for it to be released, saying “this might not be ‘finished’, but I’m willing to let you hear it at this point”. I don’t think a piece of music is ever “finished”, but always in a state of possible evolving.”
(Ovro in Robot Zine #2, 2004)
Ovro hired me again for some vocals on a new track called The Fate Dealer. It was actually recorded around last summer or so, and is likely to appear on her next album. For now, there’s a demo version of that particular track up at Some Place Else’s myspace profile…→ 2009/02/21 11:12 | category: Process | tags: ovro
@ Hypnocosmic Duel Night
Ostium, Turku, Finland
Niko Skorpio & Ovro
Troum & Aeoga
Gelsomina & no Xivic
Ovro’s new album has arrived, and it’s fantastic!
In other news, Noises of Russia and Bardoseneticcube performed in Ostium tonight. They’re two of the best Russian post-industrial bands I’m aware of, and it’s a great honour to have them here. Now off to see the little city of Turku @ night…2006/09/17 23:28 | category: Process | tags: ovro
Moscow greets us with a rather warm and sunny weather as we climb out of the night train. Compared to the wet and mushy St.Petersburg it feels almost like spring here! We drag our sleepy frames and heavy gear to the Culture Centre DOM. We stay inside most of the day, chilling out, reading, eating, drinking coffee (Pan bless the hot water-o-matic and instant coffee available in DOM!) and waiting for the soundcheck.
We play first again. I’m not sure why, usually foreign acts perform after domestic ones. Not that it bothers us at all, on the contrary, it’s rather nice to sip some beer, relax and enjoy the other performances once you’ve delivered your duty. And we deliver indeed. Ovro had prepared a bit louder and more aggressive set than the one last night, and our performance turns out top-notch and powerful. In the middle of the set a broken cable announces itself by additional noise, but we won’t let it bother us as we really rock tonight. The place is packed. The audience pays close attention and by all accounts enjoys what they hear and see. Someone gives the horn sign in the front row during Summoned I Summon – very appropriate! – for it is Pan we summon…
One thing that needs to be pointed out is: it’s all Ovro’s music that was performed! I’m just an assistant here, contributing some vocals and abusing the bass. So it feels rather awkward to have people come and thank me for the performance. Or is it perhaps a culture thing of some kind – am I somehow easier to approach? Nevertheless, let the credit go to who deserves it… still, it’s great to know the show has satisfied the audience.
Anna and Gosha perform a similar set as in St. Petersburg, again great if not reaching the same intense beauty as the night before. The last act for the night, the duo of Alla Zagajkevich (laptops, electronics) and Sergey Ohrimchuk (violin), from Ukraine, suffer somewhat from the loud babbling of the audience. Their delicate, finely detailed soundscapes would need a more quiet and relaxed environment. More sheer volume might help, too. Beautiful sounds, anyway.
Photos by Niko
Photos by Elipa
2006/03/08 23:23 |
category: Process |
tags: live, memories, ovro
Photos by Egor Favorsky