Vlad Dobrovolski – The Drums of the Fore and Aft
A Musical Marine Journey
Winter, spring and summer of 2014.
I tried to rework sounds from my immediate environments – seas, places where I stayed and everyday life.
I was inspired by absence of people in a blue sea. Absence can create silence that is more unsettling than merely contemplative.
I prefer to think about absence rather than silence – absence of sound is much more active, compelling a listener to fill these gaps in.
Physically and metaphorically it creates a space for multiple projections.
When I produced “The Drums of the Fore and Aft”, I kept as true as possible to my heartbeat by humming some instrumental parts in my head and then leaving it silent.
released January 10, 2017
Written, produced and mixed by Vlad Dobrovolski.
Mastered by Gabriel Severin.
Illustration by Dmitriy Gorbas.
Design by Kotä.
If Disambiguation isn’t the gothic ambient album of the summer, it’s certainly the ideal soundtrack for sunbathing alone on a float at an abandoned community pool. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jul 12, 2018