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Vostok 1

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | SELF

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | SELF
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Help us celebrate the big two five o on this week'sMidnight Poutine Podcast:

Magoni - The Wonkster
Dirty Ghosts - - Ropes That Way
Sleepy Sun - Stivey Pond
Disappears - Replicate
Krief - Forever Goodnight
Shabazz Palaces - Swerve...the reeping of all that is worthwhile (Noir not withstanding
Radio Radio - Galope (feat. Georgette LeBlanc)
Camp Fortune - Awe (remix of Miracle Fortress)
vostok 1 - The Freak Wave
Jayme Stone - Krasavaska Ruchenitsa
Caroline Keating - Gatsby
Francis Faubert - J'Me Cherche Partout
Brie Neilson - Oh My Darling
Little City - Sperry
Maia Davies - Lac des Aigles
Patrick Watson - Into Giants - Midnight Poutine

(from http://music.ckut.ca/2012/04/09/total-eclipse-qa-with-vostok-1/)

Mark your robo calendars! Tell your immediate and not so immediate social relations! Our annual three day music series TOTAL ECLIPSE (Apr. 12th -14th) is comin’ up fast! Time to get to know some of the artists on the bill with these intimate but not too intimate BUT JUST INTIMATE ENOUGH Q&A’s. Next up are the swirling psychedelic vibrations of Vostok 1.

What is your name? // Vostok 1

What is the story behind your name? // April 12, 1961: http://youtu.be/tfhulSjjGXA

Hometown: // Hamilton, Ontario; Chicago, Illinois; Rockland, Maine.

Home base: // Montreal

Latest recording/release: // Silver Space Probe USB

Describe the vibe/feel of this album in five words: // Everything modulating, all the time.

What have you been listening to lately? // The Free Design, Karlheinz Stockhausen, The Soundcarriers, The Cure

What’s your pre-show routine? // Arranging the light cubes.

…And post-show? // Late night droning.

Who would you love to share a bill with? // Bear in Heaven

Who are your dream collaborators (living or dead)? // Hildegard von Bingen, Brian Eno

If you could see your music, what would it look like? // To borrow from Aldous Huxley, “a slow dance of golden lights…sumptuous red surfaces swelling and expanding from bright nodes of energy that vibrate with a continuously changing, patterned life…a complex of gray structures, within which pale bluish spheres keep emerging.”

We’ve attempted to approximate this in some videos: //

Most crucial equipment for your music making: // Amps. And various time- and frequency-domain modulators.

When and where are your upcoming shows/performances? // The Plant’s Birthday, April 27th!

Whose songs should be playing on the oldies station 50 years from now? // In the future Sun Ra will broadcast directly from Saturn. It will be a “cosmix” of Björk, Stereolab, and ambient stellar vibrations.

Vostok 1 will be performing during Total Eclipse as part of the William Shatner’s Whiskey Tears showcase on Friday April 13th at Bella Muse. Super secret address announced 48hrs before the show! - CKUT


Silver Space Probe USB (Spring 2012)



Coalescing in the nascent scene surrounding The Plant in 2011 and 2012, Vostok 1 cut its teeth in music studies at the Schulich School of Music and joined to bring out as much immersive psychedelic sound as possible. Starting in a cramped basement rehearsal space where a deaf upstairs neighbour consistently cut practices schort with "vibration" complaints, Vostok 1 prioritizes lyrical melodies supported by thick harmonic undercurrents. High-definition modern effects along with vintage analogue instruments and amps deliver a deep, driving, and mystical pop sound. Motorik rhythms recall Krautrock and Kosmische Musik while shoegaze textures and intricate vocal harmonies incite contemplative wonder.