On "Five Years on Cold Asphalt" the collaborations with Bernier, Németh, Schubert and Siewert were expanded by the special guests Bernhard Breuer (Elektro Guzzi, Metalycée) on drums and David Schweighart (Tupolev) with some delicate field recordings. Recording iteratively with each of the seven musicians, the new material was gradually implemented, so that each new collaborator came across a new version of the piece, already elaborated by his forerunners. This was a long process that demanded a particularly extensive mixing work but that nevertheless results in a very organic-sounding piece, therefore turning the mixing and the recording to almost coequal artistic tasks.
"Five Years on Cold Asphalt" is characterized by an electronic sound that is subtly subverted by a whiff of improvisation. It combines the vividness of a live collaboration with the precision of a studio project.
Alexandr Vatagin: concept, coordination, electronics, synths, samples;
Nicolas Bernier: electronics and samples;
Stefan Ne?meth: synths;
Alexander Schubert: electronics and samples;
Martin Siewert: guitars, electronics and CX3;
Bernhard Breuer: drums;
David Schweighart: field recordings.
Mixed and produced by Alexandr Vatagin;
Mastered by Martin Siewert;
Cover art by Pedro Sousa Pereira.