Fedor Pereverzev aka Moa Pillar is one of the most prolific and multifaceted producers on the contemporary Russian electronic music scene. He defines his genre as Spiritual Bass, and the immersive soundscape of his latest EP Humanity is capable of bringing a sense of limitless space to ordinary club basements. He’s also explored the folk music traditions of Circassia for documentary Bonfires and Stars, and is performing at Flow Festival in Helsinki this weekend, and at Unsound festival in October. Pereverzev has worked with a range of emerging Russian musical talents, and has always been interested in contemporary Russian identity. The mixtape, recorded specially for The Calvert Journal, is compiled from tracks by Russian musicians and gives a real insight into the way the new generation perceives their world, country and place in both.
“I like giving titles to my mixtapes. This one is a quote from the final track: Russia is vast and I am indiscernible here”, says Pereverzev. “This phrase has been spinning around in my head for a long time and to me it sums up perfectly the sensation of being in Russia. Musically. I’m not trying to convey pessimism and chaos, on the contrary, I find Russia very inspiring. In this mixtape I put together tracks from Russian musicians I love, without any genre boundaries”.