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In Frame by Monokle & Galun

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Monokle & Galun - In Frame
Released:June 1st, 2010

The first time I had been in contact with Russian producer Vladislav Kudryavtsev was when he asked me to release the MONOKLE debut LP "TESAURUS" with 12rec. Although all the quality was there I did not feel it suiting the label sound too good. Fortunately, the album found a proper home with early in 2009.When it turned 2010 Vlad was in contact again, this time pulling a collaboration LP with vocalist GALUN out of the magic hat. Sergey Galunenko aka GALUN is a former beatbox artist that moved from underground Rap to Pop, experimental Electronica and contemporary composition with stunning success. "IN FRAME" is the name of their red hot full-length as a duo - and this time I made sure to fix a release.What we get to hear on "IN FRAME" is a mixture from Hip Hop beats, quixotic Pop melodies and precisely these mesmerizing Postrock motives I was fond of with "TESAURUS" already. The whole production is dense and warm and full of details and influences. Neo-Krautrock acts like Fujiya & Miyagi, To Rococo Rot or Caribou might spring in mind and especially in combination with GALUNs' decent vocal performance, the solo works of Thom Yorke have to be cited.The frontcover comes from US-American collage artist Brandi Strickland. Laden with different textures and colour her Dada-inspired art is as lyrical as the music on "IN FRAME" is.

- 12rec



In Frame
01. Happy Sun (03:02)
02. Colding (04:22)
03. Two Times (05:00)
04. Globus (04:01)
05. Fine Care (03:55)
06. Air Krispella (04:17)
07. Crossed Fingers (03:37)
08. Justalite (04:01)
09. Get At Will (02:37)
10. Long (04:30)
11. Smolder (02:51)
12. Means (04:17)
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oorlab on 07/04/10 at 07:18PM
sounds promissing. I liked the review that mentioned "quixotic Pop melodies".
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