kedr livanskiy – “love & cigarettes”

– featured image courtesy of liza zubkova –

moscow-based producer kedr livanskiy released a fluid, remarkable introductory body of work in last year’s january sun; on september 8th, the artist born yana kedrina will offer up her debut full-length, ariadna, via 2mr.  after sharing the album’s title track earlier this summer, livanskiy has teased more of her upcoming work with “love & cigarettes.”

bearing many hallmarks of livanskiy’s aesthetic, “love & cigarettes” briefly flirts with the distant echo of a lead vocal before veering off into a complex, hypnotic rhythmic territory.  the vocals and their brassy synth chaperone are later granted a reprise, turning a five-minute track into a compact sandwich of livanskiy’s dance and pop influences.

take a listen to “love & cigarettes” below.

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