Saturday, May 25, 2019

Black Ash - "PIDØR" [2018]

Artist: Black Ash
Title: PIDØR
Genre: Darkwave, Industrial Rock
Country: Russia
Year: 2018

Track List:
  1. Anima
  2. PIDØR
  3. No Drugs No Illusions
  4. 2024
  5. Where Are Your Children
  6. Tell Me Your Story
Who would listen to a release which name literally means "Faggot"? Well, I did, and it turned out to be not bad at all. Actually, "PIDØR" was a name of a craft beer brand produced by some Russian immigrant in Norway initially as a joke:

The combination of an infamous homophobic slur with the slogan "You are what you drink" turned out to be surprisingly successful, although the author decided to close the project before the joke becomes stale. As for this EP, I decided to give it a listen because of the name, but it turned out to be at least as interesting as "Inside the Monolith" by TTMTD.

It's described by the band as "our new and completely spontaneuos release recorded by three completely different people in one room during a single week; we don't known if it's a manifesto or a parable, all we know that it's PIDØR". Those "three completely different people" are Gleb Filonskiy (vocal, bass, programming), Anton 'Dirge' Moiseev (synths, programming) and Roman Yurtaev (guitars). Black Ash was founded as a solo project in 2012 by Gleb Filonskiy in Volgograd, and now they're a full band based in St. Petersburg:

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