This is an indescribably weird and wonderful combination of two bands, one from Russia, and one from Belarus. This split LP provides everything from electroacoustic music and noise to free jazz and improvisation here. Somehow, it just works.
From the bands’ record label, NoiseUp’s Bandcamp page:
Internet-label NoiseUp presents the collaboration of two experimental projects. Russian group of musician Mecizand was formed in the beginning of 10s and counts more than 10 album in its discography. Last two were released on NoiseUp. Their music varies between ritual and dark ambient, musique concrete and free jazz. Belarusian project Simulacross appeared on the experimental music map in 2002 and during the years of existence created different sound collages in percussion and improve industrial, noise and musique concrete. This album will be the debut collaboration of Simulacross and Mecizand. 10 new compositions are presented on the album made separately by every project and collaboration created by both. Part of the tracks is made with guest musician, among which you can find Belarusian folk-singer Irina Hlushets from the band Yagorava Gara, voice of Vladislav Novozhilov from Belarusian metal-band Gods Tower and bass of Pjotr Shkalenok from the retro-beat project Yatata. Also different musician playing of various musical instruments such as harp, flute, violin, organ, calimba, trombone and many others could be heard on the album. It tuned to be an explosive mixture of post-folk electroacoustic avant-garde with ritual atmosphere and percussion soundscapes. Fascinating experiments of Russian-Belarusian collaboration will be available for free download on January 29th on the official NoiseUp website and on the Bandcamp page of the label. The digital release will be followed by the physical cassette limited edition on the label Hvedrungrsmil Records. It will be out in the beginning of February. Noise the world!
Worth tracking down.