In the summer of 2017, a young multi-instrumentalist Misha Khudenok AKA Cybermonk and Dmytro Kurovskiy met at the Midi Free studio in Chernihiv. The musicians decided to experiment with various styles of dance music. The painstaking production was started immediately utilizing new electronic devices, the archival sample base of Midi Free studio, and the musical developments of Foa Hoka of different times. It has become clear that the Foa Hoka meets Cybermonk tandem is remarkable thanks to the insights of the new generation combined with the hardened experience led to the clear understanding of the main principles of dance culture: positive energy and fresh modern sound. Brand new compositions, full of freedom and humor, began to emerge like mushrooms after the rain on this basis. This is the result of dozens of music sessions in Midi Free, where almost every week new drum machine, oldschool devices, wind and exotic instruments were applied. The resource of the legendary synthesizers Midi Free studio was used as well.
The variety of notable performers also contributed to this work: the well-known ethno singer Vera Ibryamova-Syvoraksha, Anna Heller, Valeria Matvienko, Dima Silich from Flying Super Pension duo & Kyiv based Dubmasta. This artistic process was built solely on intuitive sensations, reflections and vibrations; internal and external dada pulse. The creative musical trip lasted almost a year and a half. Of course, musicians were excited and inspired by various themes of modernity: social, cultural, modern musical mutations, and world experiments in the field of cinema, fashion, visual and performance images. “Life Imitates Kitsch” - such a wild slogan can arise on the territory of the Ukrainian ghetto. Dark humor, self-irony, illusions, reflections & chaos intersect in the album "Music Du Monde Fou = Music of the Mad World" with vivid musical comics, fantasies, sound metamorphoses, effects & incendiary rhythms.
Gear Used: Shakuhachi Flute, Bansuri Flute, Roland V-Synth, Akai MPC 2000, Formanta EMS 01, Elektronika EM 25, Roland MC 307, Roland TR 606, Dramatix, Ensoniq Mirage, Polivox, Korg Volca Keys, Korg Volca Bass, Korg Volca Beats, Vocoder Boss VO 1, Voice Live TC Helicon, Korg MS 10, Kamosonic, Reverb ECKO 100, Korg Monotron Delay, Sega Mega Drive, Casio MT 65, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Turntables etc...
released May 27, 2019
Produced by: Misha Khudenok AKA Cybermonk, Dmytro Kurovskiy, Serge Dubrovskiy AKA Dubmasta (additional production on # 8,13,15), Dima Silich AKA Flying Super Pension (additional production on # 1,9,10,11), Vladyslav Dikhtiarenko (additional production on # 7)
Mixed by: Misha Khudenok AKA Cybermonk, Serge Dubrovskiy AKA Dubmasta, Serge Kondratyev @ Midi Free, Bud Nolobo, M Art.
Mastered by: Serge Kondratyev @ M Art.
Artwork & design by: Dmytro Kurovskiy & SFC420.
Special thanks: Vira Ibryamova-Syvoraksha, Anna Martynova, Terri Kenyon, Lera Matviyenko, Anna Heller, J Digger, KLP521-42inc., King Imagine, Andrew Moiseenko, Serhiy Protsenko, Artem Syvoraksha, Georgiy Loskutov, Dmytro Yanchuk, Yuriy Girchak.
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