The industrial scene has evolved over the last 40 years quite independently from other mainstream genres. There is much more creativity in this style than in most musical trends, probably because it has always been linked to other artistic disciplines, so it is quite easy to find such links between music and other actions such as performances, comics or graphic art. But there are also other combinations that occur only in music itself. Dotla, for example, is an album that recreates the expansion of industrial with other musical elements that have nothing to do with this genre, although industrial has always been a genre open to new explorations.
Kojoohar is the solo project of Andrii Kozhukhar, an artist from southern Ukraine with an industrial-oriented style, influenced by genres such as powernoise. Ködzid Goo is an experimental hip-hop duo from the northern lands of Komi. Both projects blend perfectly together to create a gloomy scene, where the music has the same weight as the lyrics.
Dotla manifests angst industrial sound consecrated with occasional samples from the founding fathers of the genre, and features heavy lyrics spiked with solemn images and numerous literary references. it’s a dark, dystopic angst pop with deep aesthetic lyrics and unrelenting vocals by Ködzid goo and nož nad lesam. «delivered in a blank monotone, devoid of any emotion and humanity, it sits well with the stark, mechanoid instrumentation that thumps and grinds low-end bass throbs welded to dead-hearted beats, overlaid with icy synths», touching upon the subject of self-immolation, leaving to nowhere, dissolving into nothingness. however, it’s not about self-destruction or self-eradication, but rather about some kind of decomposition for further rebirth. it «reminds us that we’re all on the outside, all alone, and all doomed».
Release date: February 18th, 2021.