'Sadly not the debut single from a 75-year-old cosmonaut, but it is a song with real pop nous....reminiscent of The Whitest Boy Alive in its slow-build funkiness' The Guardian
Igor Volk an artist-musician from former USSR who started performing under his own name in London in 2009. Having previously been involved in a variety of outfits, namely New Young Pony Club, he started writing original ideas, which soon began to take shape when Nick Phillips (New Sins) came on board as a producer. They are currently working on the debut album.
Musically the project is a journey across a diverse map of influences, from electronica and post-punk (Japan, Talk Talk) to rock (ELP, King Crimson, Roxy Music) and jazz (Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell). An attentive listener could also hear a share of native folklore and classical music mixed in on a more subtle level, ex. phrasing - a combination born from his exposure to a variety of genres during childhood and the time spent studying music. The lyrics are often emotionally introspective and touch upon the themes of love, manipulation, identity and repetition as ingredients of daily life.
Voice / It's A Fine Line - the first 7" single from the forthcoming album - is to be released on June 18, 2012 on Fool's Paradise Records. Underneath the stark and intimate vocals, the music is an effortless flow of atmospheric synths and guitar over the pulse of drums and off-beat heavy bass. The video is a result of a collaboration with a talented Polish video maker Dawid Krepski.