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The Future 10:36


With this first edition, limited to 300 numbered copies on vinyl, KOO EDITIONS proposes the soundtrack of PAVEL PEPPERSTEIN's exhibition, a work of Russian Retrofuturism and bold beauty which took place in the Russian pavilion of the Venice Biennale of 2009.

Since 2009 was the year of the centenary of the Futurist Manifesto, the thematic reference looks to the historical Avant-Garde: it is in fact a work of Russian Retrofuturism and bold beauty.

The recording is titled “The Future” and introduces a radical criticism for the Russian being. Its roots go back to the past experience gained by the author in the Inspection Medical Hermeneutics, a pioneering artists’ collective formed in 1987 in a squat in Moscow during the years of Glasnost and Perestrojka.

On the cover there is an image chosen from the paintings displayed in the exhibition. Inside there is an extended track of Ilya Dmitriev, a mixable retro electronic flow deliberately influenced by 80s disco archetype. Pepperstein’s speech blows over the beat from the ultraworld and goes in an unexpected direction, far from any hedonistic exaltation, embracing a severe criticism of a future towards which he absolutely does not want to tend.

The artist, of unquestionable fame and international value, takes strong positions against the western cultural narrative and art market policies which deserve to be slammed in the face of today’s public, like MiG that lands in your living room.


released May 9, 2019

Electronics, Mixed By – Ilya Dmitriev
Speech – Pavel Pepperstein

Cover: "The view on the Great Black Cube - the headquarter of the Government of Russia from the old city. 2099." Painting by Pavel Pepperstein, 2009, courtesy of the author.

Design and Layout by Pasquale Ascione, Alessandro Gaia
Mastered at Analogcut Mastering Berlin
Produced by Giovanni De Donà


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