“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest is the woozy and dramatic contralto voice of a trio called Dlina Volny who have an album called “Dazed” out on 5th November on Italians Do It Better. As befits the record label, it’s a Lynchian, dystopian blend of doom disco dribbling glacial coolness. The video for “Tomorrow” features a Twin Peaks series 3 style conundrum of otherworldly red velvet and mystery characters, and it’s obvious the band have a penchant for urban legend hitch-hiking stories given the driver-less car pick up short for a previous tune “Do It”.
Dlina Volny are from Minsk, Belarus and their themes combine post-Soviet angst about “fear, love & rebellion”. This is definitely not plastic iconclasm, it’s the real stainless steel deal. A warm welcome to these pages to the too icy cool for school Masha Zinevitch…
Masha has picked a tune for our feature which despite its Soviet vibes could easily have been dropped in a set after “Pak Man” by the Jonzun Crew and had Keith Haring throw shapes to it.
So without further ado, here’s Masha’s “song for ewe”…
“This song transports to a USSR discotheque. We dance in a peculiar way and smile at each other, shaking our heads and snapping our fingers. It’s as if we’re watching ourselves on a little old black and white TV set.
Today we play this song at our dj-sets and give it colour and new dance moves. It feels very inter-dimensional.”
THANKS TO MASHA AND TO FRANKIE DAVISON AT STEREO SANCTITY PR