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listen to Kedr Livanskiy’s icy new winter mix

KEDR LIGHTS DALLAS TEXAS

To tide us over while we anxiously await the follow-up to her brilliant 2016 debut release January Sun, Russian Kedr Livanskiy has shared a beautiful and otherworldly new winter mix, complete with the seasonally appropriate tags #ambient, #russianexperimental, and #sadgood...

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watch kedr livanskiy’s captivating new video for “keep your word”

KEDR

Russian underground producer Yana Kedrina -- aka Kedr Livanskiy -- drops the gritty new visuals for "Keep Your Word" (the "stupidest song of the album"), taken from her brilliant debut EP January Sun. Directed by Yana with her friend Konstantin Bushmanov, it feels like something you might've stumbled upon watching some late-night Soviet public access version of Amp in the mid '90s:

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NV – Binasu

Binasu

Thanks to Adam for the heads up on Russian experimental pop luminary Kate Shilonosova, aka NV, and her entrancing and addictive new album Binasu. The adventurous, genre-defying record is teeming with otherworldly, '80s Japanese new wave-indebted pop vibes, and with songs like the very kawaii "Kata" and the twinkling title track recalling the bright playfulness of some of Miharu Koshi's more out-there stuff, it's quickly become one of our favorite underground gems of 2016 so far...

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download Kedr Livanskiy’s “No More Summer Rain”

KEDR NO MORE SUMMER RAIN

As we've mentioned repeatedly here and on our radio show, January Sun, the stellar debut 12" release from Russian producer/singer Yana Kedrina -- aka Kedr Livanskiy -- currently sits in rare company with Oh No, untitled unmastered., and Lemonade as one of the best records of 2016. And while the entrancing, beautifully lo-fi "No More Summer Rain" doesn't actually appear on the record, it was one of the first things we ever heard from Kedrina (via this charming video on her youtube channel), and it might be the most uplifting and hopefully nostalgic track in her oeuvre.

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watch an enthralling short documentary about Russian underground music

JOHNS KINGDOM KEDR

"a film set in a world where borders are everywhere, the money's worth half, and anyone can steal ableton"

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Kedr Livanskiy takeover part II: famous/infamous/influential music segments out of Russian movies

Sergey Soloviev's ASSA
Sergey Soloviev's ASSA

We still haven't fully absorbed her extensive and amazing '90s Russian pop videos post from earlier today, but Kedr Livanskiy brings us part II of today's takeover, featuring some of the most legendary and influential uses of music in Russian film...

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Kedr Livanskiy shares her favorite Russian Pop music videos from the ’90s

Акула

We're psyched to welcome one of our favorite new artists, Kedr Livanskiy, for a little two-part takeover here on the site today, featuring some of the music and films from Russia that informed her unique sound growing up in the post-Soviet '90s...

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Kedr Livanskiy – Otvechai Za Slova (Keep Your Word)

KEDR LIVANSKIY INSTAGRAM

Russian artist Kedr Livanskiy shares another great track from her brilliant January Sun EP, out this week on 2MR. There are probably no hits on Livanskiy's debut record, as its beauty tends to be a little icy and bleak at times, and her lyrics are obviously almost entirely in Russian...

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listen to Kedr Livanskiy’s entrancing new single

KEDR

Kedr Livanskiy came out of seemingly nowhere (the Russian underground, actually) in late 2015 and dropped one of our favorite tracks of the year, the beautifully dystopian "Sgoraet (Burning Down)"...

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Kedr Livanskiy – Sgoraet (Burning Down)

KEDR LIVANSKY INSTAGRAM

Thanks to Josh for the heads up on this sprawling, ominous new track from Russian underground dance-pop producer/singer Kedr Livanskiy, inspired by "the otherworldliness of Russian winter", "the feeling of impending death and transition to another state when winter is over", Laurel Halo, Autechre, Inga Copeland, and Mazzy Star, among other things...

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