SONG OF THE DAY: 'Ariadna' by Kedr Livanskiy
    • TUESDAY, JANUARY 09, 2018

    • Posted by: Chris Deverell


    I was nearly dying from frostbite (okay not really, but it was cold) when I popped into Captured Tracks in Greenpoint last week to escape the cold and do some browsing. I spent maybe 15-20 minutes browsing, not finding anything that piqued my interest, until I found Kedr Livanskiy's full-length tape Ariadna, not knowing what it had in store for me.
    Intrigued by a brief description of the Muscovite producer and singer that I read online, I bought the tape and eagerly made my way home. And I have to say, sometimes my impulse purchases really pay off.

    Ariadna
    and its title track are simply amazing. "Ariadna" the song is ethereal, moody, atmospheric and all of the above. It's like if you took all best atmospheric ambiance of Tycho and added classic Euro-house dance beats and soaring, airy vocals. It's a song you can dance to, but also throw on headphones and melt into your bed too. Livanskiy, real name Yana Kedrina, is a sublime vocalist, and I never imagined the Russian language could sound so dreamy. "Ariadna" is simply mesmerizing, and the perfect track if you just need to zone out for five minutes.

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