Andrey Kiritchenko

Andrey Kiritchenko: born in 1976 in Kharkiv / Ukraine and started his musical activity in 1991 as a singer, song-writer and guitar player in a rock band. Active in fields of electronic music since 1996 as a radio dj in weekly radio show "Vilna Zona" dedicated to techno music. In 1997 he was co-founder of weekly TV Show "Vilna Zone" and later was working as a dj in local clubs. In 1998 he began making electronic music under "Sidhartha" moniker and in 1999 started "Nihil est excellence" ("NEX") 3 persons band to explore an interplay between analogue and digital music. Later however, music of NEX is shifting to musique-concrete, electroacoustic and drone genres. In 2000 Andrey starts Nexsound records - a platform for releasing experimental music from Ukraine. Since 2002 he is working under his own name and exploring microscopic sound design and post-digital production. Since 2004 Andrey is a cross-genre experimental sound artist combined acoustic and digital aesthetics, tiny melodies and noise.

So far, under all aliases he released around 30 albums on labels such as Staalplaat, Ad Noiseam, Zeromoon, SPEKK, DTA, Retina-Scan, Thinner/Autoplate, Notype/Nishi, Soulworm, FGLC, WAN, Tiln, Nexsound and has over 20 compilation appearances on labels all over the world; collaborations with Francisco Lopez, Kim Cascone, Jonas Lindgren, Jeff Surak, Kotra, Mantichora, the Moglass etc., remixed by Andreas Tilliander/Mokira, Frank Bretschneider, Mikael Stavostrand, Frans de Waard/GOEM, Brian Lavelle, Scanner, Marcus Maeder and 833-45, nominated as "the best Ambient artist" by DasMusik.net in 2002. In 2003 together with Jeff Surak and Jonas Lindgren created Critikal project. Performed live on Ultrahang festival / Hungary, ELKA festival / Belarus, Holy Ice, Noise & Fury / Russia, Information Wants to be Free, GARAGE, Being the Future and Club Transmediale / Germany, Ambient, WEF and Unsound festivals / Poland, RX:TX / Slovenia, RIXC / Latvia, DZ / Ukraine and others. Toured through France, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden. Performed at VPRO radio / Amsterdam / The Netherlands and Radio BIS / Warsaw / Poland.
In 2006 Andrey Kiritchenko nominated by Qwartz Electronic Music Awards in categories Discovery and Most Promising Artist. Awarded in category Discovery.

Andrey Kiritchenko makes a soundtrack for a sculture (art object) by US based artist Dzine for the 52nd International Art Exhibition in Venice which will open to the public on June 7-10. The art-object is a lowrider bicycle. Kiritchenko will make a DJ set with Ukrainian contemporary electronic and traditional folk music on the exhibition opening inside of another sculpture - a boat that will reflect the classic lowrider feel set in contemporary color tones of blue, yellow and gold.
information from: www.nexsound.org

Albums:

Francisco Lopez, Andrey Kiritchenko. Mavje.


...his space does not wait till you make the first step – it shrouds you at once, leads, rolls, pushes unnoticeably – warm air over tarred railroad ties – and you do not dive and do not enter, but at once... you stay here so as if it has been and is and will be so – naturally – you are there, you find, you know...
Domestic price: 174.90UAH, International price: $15.90USD

Andrey Kiritchenko. Stuffed With/Out.


This is the dimension of fairy-tales – those, real, in which there is always incomparably more of truth than in daily news. However, such stories are usually named not fairy-tales, but legends and myths – some wisdom, which no shallow knowledge is able to overcome, always stands behind them. And at the same time, Sniff, Humpty Dumpty or Horseshoe Bird feel perfect there...
Domestic price: 174.90UAH, International price: $15.90USD

The Moglass, Andrey Kiritchenko, Anla Courtis. Courtis/Kiritchenko/Moglass.


The one who accumulated spaces for one track plays the guitar for another track, and from the others' sounding creates something third in the fourth track – they switch places, roles, world... There arises a strange feeling – you seem to see familiar things, but in unfamiliar combinations, at unexpected angles.
Domestic price: 201.30UAH, International price: $18.30USD

Saralunden, Andrey Kiritchenko. There was no end. (EP).


Just an ideal balance between affability to the listener and self-absorbed contemplation. Conditionally, a sort of semi-acoustic, minimalist trip-hop. But far not any trip-hop would afford so much fresh, transparent air in sounding as here.
Domestic price: 152.90UAH, International price: $13.90USD

Andrey Kiritchenko. Bees & Honey.


..the spaces of, in particular, Andrey Kiritchenko – regardless of what exact mixtures he prepares this or another time – are always an invitation to a very intimate, that is friendly, calm-and-attentive dialog. Exactly a dialog – the audience's attention creates this music together with the musician, that's why each time this music may be substantially different. And – must be different.
Domestic price: 251.90UAH, International price: $22.90USD

Andrey Kiritchenko, Ojra. A Tangle Of Mokosha.


The space remains clear – decorations appear fragmentary and absolutely unobtrusive. They afterwards form their own layer of fragile patterns – but the space all the same remains clear and transparent, therefore the general picture acquires depth, immensity, extraordinarily lots of warm, light, heartfelt overtones sound in it...
Domestic price: 251.90UAH, International price: $22.90USD

Songs:

Million Ways To Spend Your Time. /mini-pack/


CD compilation "Million Ways To Spend Your Time" was dedicated to 5th birthday of Ukrainian label Quasi Pop. It represents new & rare works by label mates and exclusive tracks from Quasi Pop's friends from different countries:
Domestic price: 152.90UAH, International price: $13.90USD