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LP released: Sep 06, 2024

Tracklisting:
1. Ty Zhe Ne Znaesh Kto Ya
2. Kolesom
3. Son 06:07
4. Belaya Polosa
5. Beznadezhnyy Waltz
6. Chernye Tsvety
7. III
8. Ne Vdvoem
9. Ya Tak Ustal
10. Zimnyaya
MOLCHAT DOMA
BELAYA POLOSA
Label: SACRED BONES
Cat No: SBR345LP
Barcode: 843563174722
Packaging: LP (100g)

Belarusian post-punk / synth pop group Molchat Doma have always exuded the kind of
brutalist aesthetic of the architecture that adorns their album art. It's cold, gray, imposing,
industrial-and yet there are human hearts beating within those foundations. In the wake of
their breakthrough success in 2020, the trio endured a polarity of experiences, from the nadir
of an uprooted life and forced relocation away from their native Minsk to the apex of headlining massive shows across the world. It was in this headspace that the band settled into their
new home of Los Angeles to finish writing their fourth album Belaya Polosa, a testament
to change in difficult times, a love letter to the digital pulse of the '90s, and a technicolor
reinvention of the band's somber dancefloor anthems.
From the opening synth swell and drum machine throb of "Ty Zhe Ne Znaesh' Kto Ya," to
the goth / post-punk austerity of "Son", to the swirling electronic textures mixed with reverbdrenched guitar flourishes, expansive space, and yearning vocals of title track "Belaya Polosa"
- that suggests Depeche Mode at their most reflective or The Cure at their most downtrodden - to the sultry and seductive "Chernye Cvety"- a track reminiscent of Duran Duran's
early '90s output in its fusion of dreamy guitars and authoritative mechanized beats - and
the interwoven layers of instrumentation, soaring chorus, and melodic sophistication of "Ya
Tak Ustal", it's clear that Molchat Doma are operating on another level.
Molchat Doma gained following with earlier albums that sound like third-generation bootlegs of banned recordings from the Eastern Bloc made after a few key entries in the Factory
Records catalog were smuggled in from the West. Belaya Polosa propels them into a new direction while retaining their cold minimalist delivery they're known for. The basement grime
and dirty tape-head sound of their previous work are now making space for digital luster and
shimmering production values.
And while Molchat Doma's broadened aural spectrum adds a synesthetic power to Belaya
Polosa, the mood remains rooted in stark and unflinching self-reflection. Molchat Doma
retain the duality of being both cold and feverish in their delivery while pushing their music
into expanded territories through an armory of new textures. The trio continue to harness
the sound of harrowing beauty thriving under harsh realities.

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