KOTRA – Radness Methods
released April 7, 2022
Written and recorded in Berlin, 2021
Music & Artworks by Dmytro Fedorenko
Kotra is a moniker and main art project of Berlin-based multidisciplinary artist Dmytro Fedorenko – one of the earliest and most prolific pioneers of Ukrainian experimental electronic music.
Writing of Radness Methods came up from the ancient ideas of ritual drum music and rhythmic meditation techniques, where a ritual sound performance appears as a series of abstract sonic actions, rather than musical events, provoking a journey to non-ordinary states and realities, drumming a way into silence.
By layering deafening sounds into the patterns of acoustic hyperventilation, Radness Methods initiates a flow of invoking contrasting conditions and offers an artistic method of extreme urban meditation, and a fierce sonic driver for the ultimate sledgehammer dance.
Radness Methods is a shamanic ritual for the sorcerers of concrete and asphalt, an ecstatic hymn for the philosopher warriors debating the power over life and death. Blazing anthem of excellence for the no one who is just anything.