Project Ugasanie ( from Russian translates as ” extinction ” or ” fading ” ) was born in autumn 2010 by Pavel Malyshkin. The name Ugasanie was once used in his band that played somber psychedelic garage rock and is also associated with the term ” nirvana ” in Buddhism. He also played in various bands , mainly on bass guitar. Dark ambient recording  started in 2010,  at first the music was conceived simply as a background for poems. Since then , he spent six months in the Arctic Circle on the Yamal Peninsula , the dominant theme of the music become the north. Polar night , endless expanses of … One of the albums recorded there.  The album ” The White Silence” was recorded in Belarus, but the mood of the northern tundra of the far north of Russia is the focus of the album. Ugasanie uses synthesizers, field recordings and  live instruments like  The harp ( khomus ) ocarina (clay Belarusian folk flute), zhaleyka ( Belarussian folk wooden flute) and guitar.

 Interview with Ugasanie

– What are your influences?

Difficult to say about my influences … I’m can not give a clear answer to this question. Human influences on everything that he hears, reads , sees. All of that he absorbs . If we look deeply , then the music is likely to Pink Floyd. But it seems to me, literature that affects me more than music.

– What does your studio or recording space look like?

My studio – is my apartment, room , where I live in this moment. I’m often change location, so I do not care where to write music . My mood – that is so important.

– What do you feel as you record music?

Inspiration. If i have not inspiration, then I do not write music. Without inspiration all is useless. Sometimes, as (for example) I walk down the street and suddenly I hear how my future will sound track . In this moment it already exists. It remains only to pick up, find is sound. By the way, when I’m write poetry, feel the same . Perhaps this is some general creative state . Like the splash. Soulful rise .

– If you had to listen to one artist for the rest of your life, who would it be?

Throughout my life … I think there is no such . All my life listening to the same composer, artist or read the same writer… No. It’s tedious.

– If you could meet someone living or dead,who would it be and why?

Alexander Vvedensky – russian poet (1904 – 1941). His poetry, themes, ideas synchronous with my inner world.

– What is something that not a lot of people know about you but you WISH more people COULD know?

I do not know … I am an ordinary man.

– Who is your favorite prophet?

I do not have such. I do not believe in any religion.

–  Any last words?

Thank for attention and interest. Thanks to Simon Heath. It was very interesting to work. Life is fading. Do not waste it in vain.


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