Gost Zvuk label-mates OL and Flaty belong to the wave of experimentally-inclined producers responsible for challenging and changing perceptions surrounding Russian electronic music. Like so many of their compatriots, the duo have been championing a hazy, often psychedelic leftfield brand affectionately referred to by some as the “Russian sound.” Both have been quite prolific in their output too, but debuting new project Serwed, an eponymous release on OL’s newly-founded Asyncro label sees them collaborate for the first time.
The impending nine-track album sets the tone for what’s to come from a label promising “explorations of free-form generative sound.” A genre-blurring exercise steeped in IDM, smudged electronics sit alongside taught rhythmic cuts, with today’s premiere certainly falling under the former. Percolating and horizontal, ‘Bias’ is in the same exploratory space as the duo’s respective outings on labels like Udacha, Muscut and 12th Isle.
Serwed is out April 26th on Asyncro – pre-order the vinyl here.