Boomkat Product Review:
Dmitry Evgrafov makes a captivating vinyl debut on Fatcat’s 130701 label with Comprehension of Light following his label debut Collage  and the digital release of The Quiet Observation . Fans of label alumni Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Dustin O’Halloran or Hauschka would be remiss to sleep on this one!
Notably accompanied by Abul Mogard on one piece, and Iskra String Quartet (The xx, Radiohead, Jóhann Jóhannsson) for half of the album, with Benoit Pîoulard adding atmospheric detail, Evrgrafov works to the full extent of his still nascent but impressive talents, presenting what he sees as “…a chance to manifest my deepest and strongest belief - the inevitable necessity of some inner moral law that is meant to guide us through daily hardships and make us grow, better, stronger, kinder and smarterer”.
Taking that into account, and the fact that his previous LPs were perhaps better regarded as collections of unconnected material written for commercial purposes - adverts, film, TV etc - it’s therefore best to consider Comprehension of Light as Evgrafov’s definitive artistic statement, displaying the full spectrum of his palette, from grained ambient noise thru rustic string orchestration and feathered solo keys to subtle electronic treatments, all following a redemptive narrative arc that feels like the first proper step in his young oeuvre.