Two Electronic Producers Comprise Demokracy in Russia
“Yeah, we don’t want to do anything to scare your children. That’s the last thing we want to do. We don’t want to scare anybody.”
That ominous quote drops into the middle of Demokracy’s “Zone,” a track from the Russian duo’s forthcoming Double Star EP that will almost definitely scare your children. It’s one of several scratchy, nearly indecipherable vocal samples buried within heavy, pounding drums and layer upon spooky layer of synth. Demokracy’s records are ensuing nightmares. (If you’re looking for pleasant dreams, listen to Boards of Canada.)
The droning bass is something you hear in a lot of electronica today, but it’s Demokracy’s treble end that’s more adventurous and filled with bent bells, twisted sustains, and shrill stabs of noise that will make you think you called the fax machine number by mistake.
Frightening as it might be, Demokracy’s music is engaging. Every time you give one of their releases a thorough headphone listen, you find something new. Russia is proving to be a hotbed for this kind of stuff, and Demokracy’s native Siberia is no exception.
Hear Double Star EP right here.