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October 27, 2011

Absent One “Places”: Viva Music Album Review

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I brought myself to town late at night. I cadged a cigarette off a tramp and took a seat on the railings till all that noise and fuss at the station made me want to lurk somewhere in the dark. I was roaming a couple of hours before I managed to find a decent bar which offered booze I could afford to get up to the moment. Down in the cellar among fools and drunkards, trapped between stench of cheap liqueurs and acrid smoke I saw a nice chick who dragged me out in the streets. We hung out for a while and later on made out near a deserted car park on junk. We had a really good time. I lost her somewhere around downtown, crawling there, followed by a police car. Nothing can bring me down. I like this music. I call myself a City Hound. They call me Absent One.”

Tracklist: Splendour Station” * “Night and the City” * “Go Places” * “Hollywood” * “Car Park” * “Wonder Boy” * “Colors” * “Other Side” * “Downtown” * “Dark Corners” | Music by: Alexander Chromov and Nikita Brusov. Words by: Alexander Chromov. Recorded at Absent One studio Moscow in 2010-2011. Vocals by: Alexander Chromov. Sexy vocals by: Elena Fomenko. Arranged by: Nikita Brusov and Alexander Chromov. Mixed by: Nikita Busov. Mastered by: Pavel Zolin (Purple Fog Side).

About Absent One:

Famous Moscow-based, garage-synth duo Absent One came to be in 2009, when friends Nick and Alex decided to get their act together. Public performances, including one at the first Russian goth festival “Dark Entries” followed, as well as their debut “Blowback”. Favorably received by critics, the album uses a wide array of sounds, which are highlighted more prominently on their “Places” album, out with Ionium Records. With new backing vocals from Helen, the album gains in enthusiasm and charisma, and the experience they provide is not without a very personal touch, and twist.

Absent One – Places”: Viva Music Album Review:

Urban artifacts always carry on a decent amount of familiarity, even when they speak about the most squalid aspects of our city life. If this feeling of familiarity is retained in Absent One’s “Places”, it has nothing worrying or demoralizing about it; it’s sheer fun for the sake of fun, inspired by an urban surrounding and covering the blaring sounds of the city with new harmonies, and new unlimited scripts. (more…)

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