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ReMelodiya vol 1

ReMelodiya vol 1

Laurent Fairon – ReMelodiya vol.1
Remix of Alexei Rybnikov's Juno & Avos opera, 1981, after the 2xLP published by Melodiya, USSR, 1982

ReMelodiya vol.1 is based on Alexei Rybnikov's visionary, electronic space opera titled Juno & Avos, with a libretto by Andrei Voznesensky. Most of the music on the disc is played on bespoke, self-built synthesizers and drum machines with typical Soviet sound of the 1980s, in addition to assorted percussion and strings. The vocal cast include a variety of actors and singers, from deep Russian bass to heavenly female voices. In this redux and remix version, I tried to channel the highly epic dimension and provocative synth work of the original score.