Fragile Melodies

by Valotihkuu

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    WLR021 Various Artists 'Whitelabsounds'
    WLR022 Covarino/Incorvaia 'Granada'
    WLR023 Floor Overhead 'Uses For Pavement'
    WLR024 Sea Trials 'Sea Trials'
    WLR025 Steve Pacheco 'The 4th'
    WLR026 Ludmila '1 Day 1 Track'
    WLR027 Slow Heart Music 'This Body Is Not Me'
    WLR028 Teleferick 'Sixteen Frames'
    WLR029 Polaroid Notes 'Unsung Memories'
    WLR030 Overshift 'Of Light and Shade'
    WLR031 The Prairie Lines 'Eyes Down Slowdown'
    WLR032 Tsone 'Purification Verses'
    WLR033 Andrew Sherwell 'Orthodox Tales'
    WLR034 James Osland 'Gone For A While'
    WLR035 Robert Farrugia 'Almost There'
    WLR036 Slow Clinic 'Discarded Things Once Loved'
    WLR037 Paper Relics 'The Road Home'
    WLR038 Sven Laux 'Schachmatt'
    WLR039 Valotihkuu 'Fragile Melodies'
    WLR040 Daliah 'Holy Mountain'
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  • Limited edition vinyl-effect CDr with polaroid artwork print
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    Each highly limited collectable Whitelabrecs release is built around a set format as follows:
    50 x vinyl-effect CDrs with card vinyl-style sleeves, rubber stamped titling, a polaroid print of the cover artwork housed inside a plastic case to keep it looking mint. Ink, font style and sleeve colours will vary for each release, chosen by the artist.

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about

Valotihkuu is Denis Davydov who is from the industrial Russian city of Cherepovets, with previous releases appearing on Russian independent labels such as Ветер в Ивах and Unline. Denis has been active since 2010 and has amassed a discography which also includes several self-released projects available by his Bandcamp page.
We fell in love with 2017’s ‘Spring and All’ and urged Denis to produce something for Whitelabrecs; he kindly obliged by sending us ‘Fragile Melodies’.

Denis tends to start his recording process by searching for interesting or unusual sounds whether this be background noise or the sounds of outdoors. He then marries these with musical instrument, tape and digital sampler experiments with plenty of resampling and layering as part of the process influenced by dreams, the natural world, stargazing and childhood memories.

In Fragile Melodies, we’re pleased to present a record that could be described as both frail and serene, with Denis having spent a great deal of time editing previously recorded samples of musical instruments. These include bells, lap harp, music box and guitar and he strived to manipulate the sounds so that they could tell a story separately without adding new elements, harmonies and melodic lines. The sounds transform in a unique way, as a sort of scent which floats into the air before you and each time you try to capture this, it dissolves. During the period that this album was created, Denis would walk a lot, listening and thinking about the fragments of sound he had been concocting, trying to reflect on how these could be presented as a light but elusive set of textures. With each walk, he’d be aware of the intangible nature of his own childhood memories as they flickered into focus for a fleeting second. He decided to use Fragile Melodies as a means to transfer such delicacy through sounds, textures and melodies.

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released May 19, 2018

Written, produced and mastered by Denis Davydov
Photography by Denis Davydov
Artwork by Harry Towell

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