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The background story is maybe the best thing about this release: Dunaewsky69 is the Ukrainian musician Alexandr Gladun, a man giving up a career as a fighter pilot in the special forces of the Ukrainian army. In 1997 he started his musical activities (as a drummer and guitar player), within the genres noise, grind-core, death-metal, jazz -- as well as being in a brass orchestra! He has later moved (more) over to the techno-electronica scapes, without leaving the noise behind.

Firstly, Xquisite.Xcerpt. is way too much. Nearly 80 minutes of rather rough and challenging electronic beat soundscapes is more than I can handle. Don't get me wrong, there are indeed exciting parts here, and Dunaewsky69 create playful experimentalism ping-ponging between minimalism and maximalism. There's a lot of things on at the same time, and nothing is going on at once. It's a brutal and bleak, grim and ghastly collection of sampled sounds and twisted songs.

I'm not sure but I don't think I'm done with this record. Guess I need some more time to check it out. I dare myself.

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