Andrey Kiritchenko is a person known among experimental music fans as author and contributor of various critically acclaimed projects, founder of Nexsound records, producer who has contributed his significant share into the development of electronic music scene in Ukraine.
Born in 1976 in Kharkiv / Ukraine and started his musical career in 1995 as a singer / song-writer in a local rock band. Being involved mostly in experimental electronic and electroacoustic music for the last 10 years, Andrey gains recognition among the musicians and followers of this style all over the world. His recent activities range from indie-pop to free-improvisation, from melodic electroacoustic music to experimental techno.
So far he collaborated with Francisco Lopez, Kim Cascone, Martin Brandlmayr(Radian, Trapist), Anla Courtis, Jason Kahn, Jeff Surak, Saralunden, the Moglass and others; remixed by Andreas Tilliander/Mokira, Frank Bretschneider, Mikael Stavostrand, Frans de Waard/GOEM, Brian Lavelle, Scanner, Marcus Maeder and others; under all aliases he released more than 40 albums on labels such as Staalplaat, SPEKK, Ad Noiseam, Nexsound, Zeromoon, Bip-Hop, Neo Ouija, etc.; in 2006 nominated by Qwartz Electronic Music Awards in categories Discovery and Most Promising Artist, awarded in category Discovery; in 2006-2007 curates Detali Zvuku international festival for experimental music and related visual arts in Kiev; in 2007 participates in Ukrainian exhibition on the 52th Venice Biennale; in 2008-2009 curates Ukrainian magazine for contemporary music – Gurkit.
- Andrey Kiritchenko – Chrysalis /12″ / Nexsound
- Zhadan & Ojra & Kiritchenko – Foreli / DD
- Sinew – Cossack Dub Chants / DD
- Andrey Kiritchenko & Andrey Bogatyryev – Uncap Cocoons / DD / Nexsound
- Ojra & Kiritchenko – A Tangle Of Mokosha / CD / Nexsound/Lollipop Shop
From its beginning the trio comprised of Andrey Kiritchenko, Jonas Lindgren and Jeff Surak. Now it has Dmytro Fedorenko (Kotra) together with Surak and Kiritchenko with participation of Militant Fields. Critikal is a mixture of drones, musique concrete like textures with elements of acoustic improvisation.
Critikal On Myspace
Nihil est excellence / NEX
This project exists since 1999 and used to be a 3 persons band (Andrey Kiritchenko, Oleg Kovalchuk, Edward Shwets) nowadays only Andrey Kiritchenko stays at work, however others sometimes are involved in live performances. Oleg Kovalchuk gave the name to this project. NEX investigates the ideas of John Cage (ie 4’33″ ), but this does not mean it plays with the everyday sounds that usually the listener tends to block out or ignore. NEX processes and plays with environmental sounds revealing the music that these sounds hide within themselves.
A mixture of ambeint, idm, clicks & cuts and noise. Subsisted during 1998 – 2002.