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Runtime: 32'21''

«Warm, woozy childhood memories, and crisp blue winter skies… friends, beaches, summer… the creative joys of making otherworldly sounds on battered old synths and a Casio keyboard stuck through cheap guitar pedals… a hefty dose of unadulterated, euphoric pop melody….

Colours Seep Out is the first full mini-opus from Nottingham’s Moscow Youth Cult, an electro-ambient-pop sidearm of UK underground indie noisemakers, Love Ends Disaster! (currently in hiding, putting together their next album). Part a recollection of the fuzzy and optimistic late 1990’s electronica of Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin, Susumu Yokota and DJ Shadow, part the urgent electro-pop of Beck, Ladytron and Fourtet, the 9 tracks here twist and melt from evocative synthscapes (Antenna I, Sandpits) to concise spurts of noise pop (Philosophique, Sakura Sakura)… and back again, without pausing for breath. What becomes clear is Jon Dix (Guitar, Synths, Vocals, Programming & Production), Robert Sadler (Keyboards, Programming) and Leah Donovan’s (Vocals) clear enjoyment of the sensibilities of pop music, topped with a healthy does of unabashed, exciting experimentalism.» - Jon Dix

Downloads:

01 • Antenna I ................................................................................ pt us
  [2'39'' • 4,92Mb • VBR]
02 • Philosophique ......................................................................... pt us
  [4'39'' • 8,43Mb • VBR]
03 • Colours Seep Out ..................................................................... pt us
  [3'18'' • 6,31Mb • VBR]
04 • Sandpits .................................................................................. pt us
[2'33'' • 4,50Mb • VBR]
05 • Interface to Interface .............................................................. pt us
  [3'28'' • 6,80Mb • VBR]
06 • Fallout '86 ............................................................................... pt us
  [5'38'' • 10,4Mb • VBR]
07 • Sakura Sakura ........................................................................ pt us
  [5'20'' • 10,5Mb • VBR]
08 • Antenna II ............................................................................... pt us
  [3'09'' • 5,11Mb • VBR]
09 • Winter Vomiting Virus (part 2) ............................................. pt us
  [1'37'' • 3,35Mb • VBR]
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt us
  [PDF-Zip • 2,66Mb]
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 61,2Mb]

Reviews:

«Moscow Youth Cult is what Jon Dix does when he's not mangling wiry guitars in the name of longtime STN favourites Love Ends Disaster! (long promised album finally approaching, apparently). An eclectic effort, the Colours Seep Out EP/mini-album (see, that old thing again) settles on the ambient side of things, whether the fuzzy built-up dreamscapes of Boards Of Canada, Warp Records messed up electronics, spooked film soundtracks like Fridge might make such, Broadcast's modern command of early psychedelic synths, the omnipresent Postal Service's command of indie-glitch or, as on our choice of track, shoegaze-informed electro soundscapes a la M83. Download the whole thing from their online label or try before you, um, buy.»
- Simon [Sweeping The Nation] / March 12, 2009

«Taking time out from recording with the rest of Nottingham noisemakers Love Ends Disaster!, axe n’ keys man Jon Dix has put together a series of largely instrumental sketches under the name Moscow Youth Cult. Ambient guitar swirl (Sandpits) floats along with sparse piano from a Miyazaki film (Antenna II), Blade Runner atmospherics (Antenna I) and a Balearic sunset anthem absolutely made for playing on a beach at acid-frying volume (Sakura Sakura).

Dix keeps all these platters spinning, somehow, and the result is ideal as a soundtrack for your trip to the White Isle or reminiscing about ones long gone. Philosophique stands out, with its great, bubbling bass, as does Fallout ’86 with its child-like riff atop a spooky backing track Bjork may have accidentally thrown out. Overall, we are looking into an intriguing bag of musical pick n’ mix with obvious, summery potential. (6/10)»
- Palmer Eldritch [Die Shell Suit] / February 2009

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