Ivan Pavlov (aka CoH) has a new EP out! It’s called RETURN TO MECHANICS and was released earlier this year by the GE-STELL label. I’ve gone on about it previously, but the music of CoH was highly influential in drawing me into the bottomless rabbit hole of experimental electronic & experimental dance musics. CoH’s sound world is all encompassing, exotic, and seemingly boundary-less. The isolation of its Russian roots is sometimes apparent, but the sun often finds a way through in Pavlov’s music.
This EP is of a kind of piece with CoH’s recent longer form EDITIONS MEGO release, MUSIC VOL. Of the same batch as the songs found on MUSIC VOL, but of a “louder” nature in Pavlov’s own words. “Escape and Return” does get a bit loud, evolving from a scratch in your ear to the belching squelch of a series of electronic ticks. The synth melody @ 4 minutes is unexpected… as Pavlov do. I need more CoH, and luckily I have that entire other record to explore! Do your homework and check out all of CoH’s recordings. No hyperbole, it doesn’t really get any better.