In the realm of sonic exploration and artistic activism, the collaborative project between Danish artist Monolog (Mads Lindgren) and Ukrainian creative entity Variát (Dmytro Fedorenko) transcends conventional music boundaries.
Drawing inspiration from a diverse musical palette and various art forms, the duo embarks on a sonic journey that fuses elements of experimental electronic music, heavy metal, and drum and bass.
The name of the EP “The Well For The Thirsty” comes as an artistic reference to an old metaphoric Ukrainian movie filmed in 1965. Back then the movie was immediately censored and forbidden to be shown right after it was made, and it came out to the public only in 1987.
The film’s director Yurii Illenko was one of the creators of the Ukrainian Poetic Cinema movement that provoked a massive wave of repressions against Ukrainian cinema and its authors, and this movement became one of the strongest statements of artistic resistance in Ukraine. Surrealist and psychedelic ethnographic Ukrainian art films would be considered as a major threat to the nationality policies of the soviets.
And this fight still continues, and our enemy is still the same.
Music by Dmytro Fedorenko & Mads Lindgren
Mixed and mastered by Mads Lindgren
Cover concept & photography by Dmytro Fedorenko
Design by Zavoloka
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘌𝘹𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘜𝘬𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 ‘𝘊𝘰𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘊𝘢𝘮𝘱’ 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘍𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘊𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘌𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘍𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘍𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘯 𝘖𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘰𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦-𝘐𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘵. 𝘨𝘰𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦.𝘥𝘦.
𝘝𝘪𝘦𝘸𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘳(𝘴) 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘍𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘊𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘌𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘍𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘍𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘯 𝘖𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘰𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦-𝘐𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘍𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘊𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘌𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘍𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘍𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘯 𝘖𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘰𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦-𝘐𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘵 𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮.