Various Artists - Формула В (Formula V)
Glorious early compilation from the Ural electronic scene. Massive hitters from Daniel Noier and Porter with other label artists bringing up the bulk with enveloping modulations. Mitka's 'Polymet Harm' would seem at home on the Ninja and Warp catalogues circa 2000, all wobbly arps and ambient jazzy drum rhythms, heavy on the ride cymbal. Much to find, glitch-piano-tronica, minimal techno, shuffle found-sounds and beyond.
"“Formula V” is compiled solely of tracks recorded by local producers from the Urals.“Formula V” is an attempt to take a look at the inner side of the Ural soul through sound landscapes and moods, accurate modulations, atmospheres and tapping rhythms. The tracks on this tape build up a musical portrait of the city and the region making it possible to attend a local audio excursion. A slightly deeper and slower side A smoothly spins up and winds off to the rhythmical side B transpiercing the entire tape length with facile melancholy and slows down again at the end."