Daniil Alexandrov has been making music since 1998, first as Moonscape, and since 2006 as Idiosync. Having experimented with a lot of forms, sounds and styles he came to a conclusion that any real life sound carries more semantic value than anything generated by a live or electronic musical instrument. Field recordings may evoke flashbacks and associations just like a familiar smell might. Modifying these recordings, chopping to pieces and blending them with each other could affect listener’s perception in the most unexpected ways. Upon that realization the musician gave up using almost all synthesized sounds and concentrated on searching, recording and altering samples.
In 2012 Daniil released his second and Idiosync’s first album Extrapolation. The material for it came from a somewhat obscure source: the musician set to dissect and reassemble the music of Soviet Union, with which he had, albeit involuntarily, a deep-rooted connection. The result is an odd mix of deconstructed old soviet songs, radio and TV broadcasts, and all and every contemporary music influence the musician has absorbed so far.
While the making of the album required from Daniil to stay within certain ideological boundaries, he doesn’t pursue any particular style or sound, constantly generating ideas and developing concepts for his sampledelic collages.
The name “idiosync” comes from the term “idiosyncrasy”, which refers to an individualizing characteristic, peculiarity or eccentricity. Idiosync stands for sample-based music that pursues unpredictability and ambiguity of interpretations.
Listen to some music by Idiosync:
Listen more: albums
A cascade of postmodern manipulations, a celebration of self-resampling and a chain of rethinking of rethinking of rethinking.
A deftly performed work with samples from music you very likely had never heard, with fragments of voices in a language that you possibly don’t speak.
Listen even more: collaborations and compilations
Reverse YellowheaddingThe sparkling joy of bending originals into something new and different captured as music recordings of various dispositions and attitudes.
Indifferent ListeningA conceptual collective album which reflects on contemporary habits of music perceiving and winks at its own predecessors.
Ideas for Pop Producers to StealOur favorite type of music is the mind-infused and thought-provoking one. We are not saying that this is relevant here, but
Oh, wait. We are.
Music for EukaryotesA compilation that both you and your cat are able to enjoy. Along with a dog. And also a cactus. Perceive this selection of tracks from your very core!
Audio FilesMade under the influence of mass media, these tracks contain elements of ignorance, banality and stupidity. Failsafe sarcasm was added for the balance.
The Discreet Charm of ConsumerismThe result of using an inspirational source that is seemingly uninspiring the music made about supermarkets and related things.
Marginal Stuff for Genuine DorksA fine selection of good tunes, released under the title of an imaginary world, in which 56 Stuff deems appropriate to use some business marketing tools.
FoldoutA compound music composition, varying in tempo, tone, mood, genre and sound. Made by 18 artists via the method Cadavre exquis de la musique.
UncategorizedA variegated compilation made with utter contempt for all the kinds of categorization. The style is whatever, the music is good.
Not So Easy. Less Quiet.A compilation-antonym to our previously released Easy. Slow. Quiet. This one couldn’t be called calming. It’s better to call it
well, not so calming.
Easy. Slow. Quiet.An asymmetrical response to the bustle and noise of everyday life, lousy weather and bad moods.
7×8. 56 Stuff Remixes ItselfA number of original tracks by various artists shuffled with remixes which participants did for each other.
There are also mixes and sets:
Idiosync Live at 56 Stuff Evening
A high number of inner musical events, intricate rhythmic, melodic and compositional moves.
Idiosync 5ynchronized 6eats Mix
A continuous tension created exclusively from the 56 Stuff artists music.
Idiosync Live at Erarta Museum
A live set merging electronica with extracts from various sound libraries of the Soviet Union.
Related link: Idiosync.Info
Also known as: Moonscape
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