Nikolaienko is an Ukraine born, Tallinn based sound artist who has chosen a historical medium to record historical-sounding sequences. He also runs the two different labels called Muscut and Shukai, the latter being an archival project releasing electroacoustic obscurities from the Soviet past.

He has announced the release of a new album called Rings which will be out on April 9th via Faitiche. According to the press release, it is a collection of dreamy glittering gems, masterfully presented using the compositional possibilities of analogue tape machines. Eleven blurred, repetitive, rhythmic patterns that can be understood as an intervention against digital precision, as mechanical irregularities and background noise become musical events.

Check the first excerpt “Ambianta I“.