Formed in Izhevsk somewhere at the end of Soviet era, Bamboo Knock at 11 o'clock was a short-lived electronic art-project, whose sole album "Cold Is A Light Thing" was released just before their disbanding in 1991.
Complete dilettantes in the approach, but thorough inventors in methods of sound design, project members used manipulations with magnetic tapes, primitive analogue synthesizers, field recordings and distant, sad vocals to "create an atmosphere containing a mood”, ranging from dreamlike lullaby to eerie menace as record progresses, staying vaguely surreal, yet naturally engaging all the way it lasts. Though the elements of dark ambient, electroacoustics, ambient techno, field recordings and (arguably) early anticipations of trip-hop are considered to present here, this enigmatic act avoids to sound restricted by any genre's cliche and remains truly unique and unclassifiable still to this day.
Dmitry Noskov - recording, sampling, violin, bass, poems;
Vasily Agafonov - guitar, arrangements, poems;
Konstantin Bagaev - synthesizers, programming, percussions;
Tatyana Yerokhina - vocal.
Dmitry Lekomtsev - bass guitar;
Andrey Baybekov - guitar.
Influences: Cortazar, Kafka, Kobo Abe and "lots of good music - from Brian Eno to Throbbing Gristle".
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