First8 In tune[ ns57 / mp3 ]
This debut album of a young Ukrainian electronic musician Mickael Turutanov aka First 8 (pron. First Aid) is a harmonious combination of many sounds of different origins (acoustic instruments – electric guitar, amp, piano; field recordings and electronics). Names of the tracks (e.g. sleeping, winterspring) and the music itself embody the implicit idea of the album, which is – time manipulation. By means of sound purity the listener is kept in a stable reality contact without being drawn in time funnels while seasons pass by. Despite the amount and the diversity of sounds used, the sound stratification of the album is very plain and clear, which actually says more on the complexity than simplicity of the album.