Привет, I am Sasha. I make music and produce for other artists and film.
I would like to say a couple of words about «And it ended the same as it began», my latest release published with Still Sunday.
It’s an EP, consisting of 3 tracks. By the way it sounds, you can fairly characterize it as electronica. Indeed, it is grounded in electronic rhythm/dance-based music as such had a great impact on me at the time. So, yes, electronica, but also substantially blended with ambient-ish atmospheres and somewhat psychedelic sound-experimentation (other two important musical influencers of the EP). So, I guess, it’s IDM, in the end, kind of?
However, what I think makes «And it ended» outstanding (i.e. «different», not «better») is the narrative-like composition of its tracks. There is a lot of change and development in this music as if it is based on a plot. And in fact, this is the case - I did compose the tracks and made sound choices based on «stories» - abstract associations provoked by the music at the time I was making it which I tried to develop further. In this way, the vague «plots» directed my musical choices and the resulting music subsequently shaped further associations. So, the two were co-evolving. Somehow like that… It’s hard to be certain as I am reflecting on something from the past, even though it’s not the first time I am doing that. But I do try to be honest.
So, as many other narcissistic and mama’s special individuals who ended up being musicians do, I will make up my own genre for «And it ended» - narrative electronica. So it be:
Sasha Dorodeiko - And it ended the same as it began
EP - 3 tracks
Genre: narrative electronica
Releasing «And it ended», which I obviously suggest you to listen to with this talk (and to tell me your feedback after!), marks a milestone in my life as a musician (my tongue still resists of saying «musician» in relation to myself). In first, it took inappropriately long time to finish the work. So, it’s a relief now. Secondly, I was writing this music in the special time of my life. Factually, I was living «abroad», in 3 countries, studying. More importantly, it was the time of discoveries for me in which life was opening its different dimensions to myself and about myself. And, I think «And it ended» does encompass this feeling of discovery and openness even if sometimes a bit neurotic and tensed.
Finally, «And it ended» is a kind of a debut for me. It’s not my first release, but definitely the one I’ve put most efforts to so far. And, it’s the very first time I did all the work (composing, producing, mixing and mastering) by myself.
So, hope the EP will be an interesting experience for you, and, please, feel free to get in touch with anything.
Saint Petersburg, March 28, 2019
You can loot at my other projects here:
And, on my Soundcloud, I will be uploading blueprints of new music and studio improvisations which I will find interesting, but recorded not with release quality (SC is a dumb anyway):