2MR – May 3rd

Kedr Livanskiy’s second album, Your Need, announces its arrival with the piercing synths of its title track. It’s a fiercely confident opening statement, at odds with a recording process that, by her own admission, felt uninspired for long periods and ultimately came to fruition in a matter of weeks. Perhaps it shows in the record’s frantic feel, skittering from one electronic touchstone to the next, yet never feeling predictable. Levanskiy is not paying homage, she’s simply setting out a new blueprint for us to embrace, examine and worship. And there’s a lot to enjoy here, from the pummelling breakbeat of ‘Ivan Kupala (New Day)’ to the delicate keys that lend ‘Your Need (Deep Mix)’ a gorgeous sense of weightlessness. Uncompromising, this is club music on Kedr Kivanskiy’s terms.

Photo by Dmytrij Wulffius.

Buy: Kedr Livanskiy – Your Need

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