♫♪  Dmytro Nikolaienko - “Under The Integral”

Recent interpretations and reissues of early electronic music have become all the more captivating in recent years. As there are very few boundaries as to what an ‘electronic album’ might now constitute, the way we perceive the projection of this evolving craft is drastically altering. From the Recollection GRM series to Ben Zimmerman’s adventure in Tandy DeskMate programming, the exploration of specific equipment and a desire to recontextualize early electronic works are yielding some fascinating results.

Ukrainian sound artist Dmytro Nikolaienko is taking that notion to new heights with The Sounds Of Pseudoscience, his second full-length and first release working alongside Mark Templeton’s Graphical Recordings. The album, pitched as “a tribute to early-electronics’ golden era,” takes on a fragmented aesthetic of bleeps, thunks and jolts that secrete the concentrated focus of a fantastical laboratory. Nikolaienko plays on regional stereotypes that conjure imagery of the most intensive experimentation in a context of impeccably arranged aural sequences.

The first video to come from the Pseudoscience archive is called “Under The Integral.” It’s a grainy amalgamation of spheres, static and subtle manipulation and it details the contrast of a known unknown — images that are familiar in their immediate form but symbolise a world most mysterious. It’s a hypnotic blend the combines an infatuation for atoms beneath a microscope with a voyage into the darkest depths of the ocean.

The Sounds Of Pseudoscience will be released on June 26 by Graphical Recordings and Nikolaienko’s own Muscut label. Pre-orders of the 12” LP are up for grabs now.

• Dmytro Nikolaienko: https://soundcloud.com/nikolaienko
• Muscut: https://www.facebook.com/muscut.org
• Graphical Recordings: http://www.graphicalrecordings.com

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