Boomkat Product Review:
Gritty retro-futurist aces from Smolensk, Russia’s Gamayun,
Astringent, asymmetric, and elusive in texture and arrangement, ‘Filterealism’ feels like a colder echo of the kind of FM synth-sparked, cubist jazz-fusion explored to some extents by Oneohtrix Point Never and early James Ferraro, and more rhythmically in the case of Lifted, but with an extra few drops of Russian LSD.
Vintage-soundign ‘80s sampler chops and digital synth tones unfold in complex, ribboning arrangements coated in ferric distortion that smudges their sharp angles and hyaline harmonics. It’s not necessarily a dancefloor sound, although one could have a wriggle to it, so it’s maybe better considered a soundtrack for your daily games of dodging commuters or sneaking in the queue at Greggs, and it’s arguably ideal for turning a mission to Aldi into something like a DMT trip.