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Études 2008​-​2013

by Bop

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Transparent cassette with 10 original tracks + two cassette-only exclusives (interlude + bonus track). Limited edition of 100 copies. This is a pre-order item. Shipping scheduled from the 19th to the 26th of June.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Études 2008-2013 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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All tracks on this album were written between 2008 and 2013 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. It was a time of early experimentation with micro-sound and an exploration of different aspects of my musical identity.

«Étude» is an instrumental composition often designed to perfect a particular musical skill. Whilst making these songs I have been discovering and practicing new techniques. Be it mindful glitch-programming, sampling dad’s jazz records, or testing limits of the simplest FL Studio synth 3xOSC. The main goals were pretty much the same every time, to find fresh formulas and unusual patterns for new audio experiences. 

Some of the tracks were made before signing to Med School (Searching The Truth, Microfunk, Phantasmagoria). Some were not included in my first three albums for one reason or another (Banana Electro Bebop Jam, I’m Not A Human, Dub Forest, Punk’s Not Dead). Projects for ‘Insight’, ‘Galactic Glider’, ‘Trash Bin Galaxy’ were lost, and so I used the latest found rendered versions here.

Genre-wise this album is quite broad. From ambient and experimental dub to wonky jazzy hip-hop and post dubstep. But, despite the diversity of the material I think it still has a strong identity and tells a complete musical story, from our first minimalist manifesto ‘Microfunk’ and deep leftfield drum & bass rollers, to more experimental twisted and sometimes dark ideas on the B side.    

The LP is released on cassette with a few exclusives and as a digital download on microfunk.bandcamp.com. Thank you for your support and I hope you find this musical journey interesting.



released June 5, 2020

All tracks are written and produced by Alexander Dmitriev.
Track 01 written and produced by Alexander Dmitriev, Stepan Smirnov & Alexey Sobolev. Previously released on Counter Intelligence Recordings, 2013 / counterintelligence.bandcamp.com.
Track 02 written and produced by Alexander Dmitriev & Pavel Burakov.

Mastered by Microfunk Studio
Design by Matthew Castellano

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