World of Spirits

August 8th, 2010

world of spirits

World of Spirits by slava

cover drawing by gerry mak

All Boy All Girl Mix

May 14th, 2010

a mix i did recently for the merit/demerit blog

all vinyl, a lot of new stuff, a lot of chicago-related stuff


All Boy All Girl Mix by Slava

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1. Robert A. A. Lowe & Roze Lazar – Tajdaj Ondoj
2. Omar Souleyman – Jani (2)
3. Garo – Steamship
4. Chandeliers – Mr Electric
5. Le Matin – Je ne veux pas vivre comme ca
6. Hieroglyphic Being – The Pineapple Effect (Future Jazz Version)
7. White Car – A Figure in the Dark
8. Golden Birthday – A Kiss Away
9. Survive – Lunar Eclipse
10. Mitch Mitchel – Gene King – Never Walk Out on You
11. Arthur Russell – All Boy All Girl
12. Tortoise – On the Chin
13. Robert A. A. Lowe & Roze Lazar – Crayon Gym
14. Yusef Lateef – Gettin’ Sentimental
15. Omar Souleyman – Don’t Wear Black, Green Suits You Better

Moment Sound Vol. 1

March 9th, 2010

The vinyl is in and the first few copies have been shipped out!!!
Here is a free promo track from the album:

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You can also see Lokua’s Violence Jack video below.

Preview other tracks and order your copy directly from us HERE

You can also order it from Groove Distribution in the US and Clone Distribution in Europe

Music From Mathematics Vol. 3

January 23rd, 2010

A song by Slava is featured on a new Mathematics compilation 12′!
In case you don’t know, Mathematics Recordings, operated by Jamal Moss aka Hieroglyphic Being, is a magic forward-thinking label in Chicago with deep house roots. It’s THE BEST.


Shapes of Summer by slava

Ocean Friend

December 27th, 2009

Ocean Friend

An excerpt from a live recording of an audio-visual set using max jitter and a korg electribe emx. Sonic rhythms are echoed by those of colors creating a pulsating, poly-rhythmic atmosphere.
All footage and music by Slava. Recorded December 13, 2009, NYC.

Dreaming Tiger

October 7th, 2009

Here is an ethnotronic jungle jam entitled Dreaming Tiger. Both audio and video were recorded live at a weekly series Living Sundays @ Rodan, in the summer of 2009, in Chicago.

Dreaming Tiger from slava b on Vimeo.

music by Slava
visuals by Rani Stack and Galina Shevchenko

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Neon Life

Slava – Neon Life

Download the release: Hi Rez ZIP or a smaller VBR ZIP

The dark wet streets sparkle with reflections of neon signs, break lights and mercury lamps. A pulsating aura emanates from cavernous bars, who’s dim atmosphere provides a solace from the harsh reality of daytime life. The drizzle doesn’t impede large crowds from lining the sidewalks, and if anything, adds to the overall brilliance by covering everything in a glistening mist. Almost everyone is in costume – bright clothing, futuristic hairstyles, metal chains, spikes, necklaces, ear-nose-lip-brow ring-studs, over-sized fake-diamond-encrusted glasses. Maybe this is the future we read about in sci-fi novels (minus all the post-apocalyptic drama). Or another planet, somewhere far away from mother earth… Or maybe a dream – an outgrowth of our innermost desires imprinted onto the real world, a fantasy. The neon lights must have generated some sort of portal into this strange world where the unpleasant details, so acutely accentuated by the relentless daylight, are blurred and distorted into agreeable forms, where we can forget about our petty ambitions and abandon the search for meaningless metaphysical entities such as purpose, meaning, reason, love, happiness and maybe for once, actually experience them as they are meant to be experienced – deep down inside – through our primitive animal unindividualized self.

all music by Slava
cover art by Jay Throne

you can also see/download the release on
or here

Slava on myspace

…a downtempo set (for the most part) from april 2007 performed with an electribe es1

mr slava & the little green box

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Slava - Sunflower

Slava – Sunflower

download the release:
high quality zip | slightly lower quality zip

Moment Sound celebrates the release of “Sunflower”, a diverse collection of songs from one of our primary founders, Slava. For the past several years Slava has been playing and organizing events throughout Chicago focusing on the advancement of live electronic music and art culture. Like his many performances, Sunflower spans a wide array of styles while maintaining a certain atonement that is uniquely “Slava”.

Beyond the use of complex harmonies and unpredictable yet familiar melody lines is an almost obsessive approach to texture and timing. This is what happens when you put a jazz-man on a beat machine. His coolness transcends the temporality of trend and the artistic result is well-rounded music. Simultaneously ingenious and humble, the overall sound of this release can be described as contemplative, ambient yet attention grabbing, aromatic. Stay tuned for more release and live recordings from Slava in the near future.
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Pheromone Live @ Moment 14

October 19th, 2007

A recent minimal live set recorded @ Moment 14 on October 7th, 2007 in Chicago.
Drums: Korg Electribe ER Ambiance and Melody: Reason

 Pheromone Live @ Moment 14 [35:44m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (2007)

pheromone2 pheromone1

Here is a demo of the new set I’ve been working on. Recorded in real time with two Korg Electribe machines (my first attempt at mixing between two machines, so its still a little sloppy :)

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drum machine

photos by: James Beckman

Live sets:

 Slava & Lokua Live @ Moment 11 [39:12m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (2756)

 Miles Tilmann Live @ Moment 11 [35:54m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (3086)

 Coyote DG Live @ Moment 11 [31:20m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (2844)

 Garo Live @ Swings Set [30:51m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (3092)

All sets were recorded live on July 1st @ Subterranean, 2011 North Ave Chicago IL except for Garo’s set recorded live on June 31 @ Morseland (1218 Morse, Chicago IL).

all of the sets were mastered by Slava for Moment Mastering

Pop Terror

June 29th, 2007

Some songs from a 2004 album Pop Terror …she is.

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 In the Forest of Emotion: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (1872)

 In the Forest REMIX by Garo: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (2181)