Modular synthesizers meet meticulously-crafted minimal house and techno from Siberia – Hmot’s finest work to date.
Hmot aka Stanislav Sharifullin hails from Lesosibirsk (the city name literally translates “forest + Siberia”). Stanislav used to run Gimme5, the Russian label responsible for shaping local Beats-scene. He then created a dark masterpiece “Lost in Taiga” with Nocow and has deliberately kept his profile rather low except releases such as “Oneirology” EP. Nowadays Hmot runs an impeccable tape label Klammklang and is producing a few music festivals in Siberian towns of Krasnoyarsk and Novosibirsk.
Tags like “local”, “shadowy” & “organic” seem to be the guiding principles for Hmot. “Barricades” EP feels like taiga, an endless barren area punctuated by pines and spruces. Hum and buzz of strange modular trajections meet piano + string samples and field recordings layered over hard-panned clickety-clack techno and house templates.
White cassettes pro-dubbed at Go Tape (Saint Petersburg) with ascetic design by Anya Kuts screen-printed on thick cardstock by Karelia’s finest printers – Workshop Sect. Limited edition of 50 copies, with instant download of the digital album and/or download coupons.
The textures created by using divergent sounds buried us somewhere in the depth of our consicousness
One of the most influential young producers on the new Siberian electronic music scene
Hmot is a master of minimal and abstract techno and really manages to manifest this in this album