VITALY MAKLAKOV is a russian experimental musician and artist from a small Ural town named Kamensk-Uralsky. He is graduated graphic designer, teaches painting at a children art school and run different musical projects in the same field and run his two own record label "Torga Amun Records" and "Heart Shapped Box Productions". At the same time he is a prolific musician who has composed a lot of tracks related to styles such as: industrial, noise, ambient, drone and field recordings. So he is the man standing behind  sound projects such as: KROMESHNA, LIGHT COLLAPSE, OBOZDUR, 581C and more short lived projects. Vitaly also creates graphic artworks for his releases and other bands, using his own drawings and PC tools.
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Year:  2013
Country:  Russia , USA
Artist:  Vitaly Maklakov &
Joe Gardner
Label:  Torga Amunt
Format:  CD
Edition:  21 copies
Tracks:  2
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        ANW        HNW

Awesome collaboration between two already veteran noise musician from two different countries, Russia and USA. Vitaly Maklakov has recorded under other names harsh noise but also musical styles very much calm such as: ambient, drone or space. In the other side,  Joe Gardner from USA has usually made  noisier sounds like classic harsh noise or static HNW. This time two projects decided to create some kind of hypnotic harsh noise wall with few drone / ambient, so something like sub-style called "ANW" (ambient noise wall). Perhaps the Light Collapse track (20 minutes) sound slowier and hypnotic than Abyzm, which remind rather to dynamic and faster HNW. These two tracks are accompanied with an austere, grey and simple artwork, but it become nice and can to remind a kind of volcanic aesthetic, truly organic and  frankly awesome.
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Year:  2013
Country:  Russia
Label:  Torga Amun
Format:  net
Tracks:  1
Time:  56 min.
Genre:  electronic

We thing the better form to describe this work of Vitaly Maklakov is as a "static ambient noise" because there are presents these 3 elements during all recording (almost an hour) and with the same pourcentage. Third of ambient, third of noise and third of static. It´s far as hnw because here the noise is very soft and little, sometimes it remember even the sound called "radio noise" or of the raining or the breezee. Nothing more to say because we deal with an static line of very soft noise, but we don´t why it doesn´t sounds bad, it´s relaxing and sedative although...

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Year:  2013
Country:  Russia
Label:   Torga Amun rec.
Format:  net
Tracks:  1
Time:   56 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:   Moderate Noise Wall

This work is almost exact to "Bersulez" (above), we mean: 1 static track, 56 minutes and noise. But perhaps this "Cashina" is more far as the ambient / drone influences like "Bersulez" and it´s place nearest to the harsh noise and maybe hnw. In any case is noise but not too much agressive neither fast. Personally, I prefer "Bersulez".... MODERATE NOISE WALL

Light Collapse + Cat & Bone
Year:   2013
Country:   Russia
Artist:   Vitaly Maklakov
Label:  Torga Amun rec.
Format:  net
Tracks:  1
Time:  8 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:   Industrial Noise

I supose the important fact in an artist is that he (or she) can to show to the public to make different kinds of music, i mean, not only static hnw for example but also ambient, drone, experimental, industrial, rhytmic, etc. So well, Vitaly Maklakov show us how to make the old and vintage european industrial style (like Maurizio Bianchi for example) and passages more ambient / drone oriented in one same track... and a good track. INDUSTRIAL NOISE
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Light Collapse
"Tired sun"
Year:   2007
Country:  Russia
Label:   Perineum Prod.
Format:  CD
Edition:  50 copies
Tracks:  1
Time:   45 min.
Genre:   electronic
Style:   Lo Fi Noise

Just at the point where the man behind the Perineum label decided to kill it, this release with meditative radio noise from Light Collapse reaches our mailorder, thanks to wicked relationships between Cold Caffeine Records and this noise outlet from Lithuania. The disc is already from 2007, was limited to 50 copies and is carefully handcrafted from cardboard, torn paper pieces and textiles, so it's kind of collectible from this side. Behind Light Collapseis one Vitaly Maklakov from Sverdlovsk in Russia. I haven't found any further information about this band or this recording on the net, but it seems to cast the impression that it makes sunstorms or other disturbances within the earthly magnetic field audible. Nice one! [retinascan] ABSTRACT NOISE
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Year:  2010
Country:  Russia
Label:  Hum & Hiss
Format:  net
Tracks:  3
Time:  26 minutes
Genre:  electronic
Style:   Harsh Noise




Here below you can see some graphic works of Vitaly Maklakov.

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