X.Y.R. – Memory Tapes
X.Y.R. – Memory Tapes
X.Y.R. – Memory Tapes

X.Y.R. – Memory Tapes

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Label: Not Not Fun Records – NNF411
Format: Cassette
Country: US
Released: 1 Sep 2023
Genre: Electronic
Style: Ambient, New Age, Experimental, IDM

Vladimir Karpov from St. Petersburg is an electronic musician and producer who performs under the pseudonym X.Y.R. Synthesizer passages performed by X.Y.R. bring to mind desolate landscapes, lost worlds and labyrinths of inner kingdoms. Many of the works are set in a meditative mood and completely immersing the sensitive listener in a state of hypnosis.

More than ten years ago, Vladimir got his first synthesizer - the Soviet "Formanta", which started his musical career. In his work X.Y.R. prefers soft tones, wave-like ambient and soothing mystery of the new age, and his playlist includes, for example, releases on the Californian label Not Not Fun or Oakland's Constellation Tatsu.

Karpov's synthesizer melodies are distorted in a mirage landscape, and enveloping vibrations emanating from various guitar pedals twist in the air like snakes. Not surprisingly, the abbreviation X.Y.R. stands for "
"Xram Yedinennogo Razmuwlenuja" (Temple of United Thought) - that's how the hero of "Dead Souls" landowner Manilov calls the deserted pavilion where he indulges in lonely dreams. Similarly, the music of the St. Petersburg musician, which inspires, soothes, and sometimes disturbs, has a lonely character.

A1 Big Dreams
A2 Strange Adventures
A3 Midnite Swims
A4 Wildflowers
A5 Deep Kisses
A6 Rybinsk Lake Shelter
B1 Rambling Conversations
B2 Heartbreakers
B3 Surf's Up
B4 Happy Thoughts (Extended)