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Elephant Effect

by Ambidextrous

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Barrackuda 07:12
Loo Station 05:37
Rusty Brain 05:28
Interlagos 04:50


After spending 3 years playing in numerous bands and DJing in clubs, Nick Zavriev (known as one of Russian IDM pioneers) is back to his solo project Ambidextrous. The "Elephant Effect" is a successor to "Rocket Mind" album released on u-cover in 2007, but the new record is more about the energy from the 90s (old school IDM, drill & bass and rave) than 70s melancholy. Layered synths and space sequences known for Nick's previous releases are combined with acid basslines, distorted drums and glitchy breaks. Two tracks from the album, "Amadeus At The Disco" and "Interlagos" were part of "Ambidextrous Live Band" project, where Nick's electronic tracks were rearranged and performed live by 8-piece band. The "live" approach influenced the recording of "Elephant Effect" as well, with old gear like Ensoniq ASR-10, Roland Juno 106 and Korg Prophecy used as key instruments.

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released April 18, 2011

All tracks by Nick Zavriev




Ambidextrous Russian Federation

Ambidextrous is the stage name for Nick Zavriev, an electronic musician from Moscow, Russia. His solo work primarily focuses on IDM and ambient, but he is also involved in a number of side projects ranging from trip-hop to post-rock.

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