Russian-born electronic producer Pavel Dovgal’s new album The Aura comes out on Friday on Project Mooncircle and on it you’ll find a fine collection of textured electronic beats informed by R&B, trip-hop, jazz and rap.
Featuring guest turns from L.A. rapper BLU, Azari & III”s Starving Yet Full and Pavel’s friends Mujuice and Graciela Maria, The Aura is recommended for fans of the beat-driven electronic music of Brainfeeder, Bonobo, Gold Panda, live instrument samples, glitchy beats, and headnodding rhythms.
Pavel Dovgal is a founder of the label Monoclockmusic and was a resident at the Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp in St. Petersburg. Born in Vladivostok, Russia and based in Ukraine from an early age, Dovgal has released two albums previously.
The Aura, Pavel’s third full-length album was inspired by trips around Asia, along with “hip-hop, jazz music of the 70’s, indie pop, ethnic African sounds and artists that include Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes, Miles Davis, Alice Coltrane, Bjork and Curtis Mayfield.
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THE AURA comes out worldwide on limited grey-marbled vinyl on Project Mooncircle. Pre-order.
In his own words:
“‘The Aura‘ and the belief in it can be found in almost all cultures in one form or another. Often signifying fields of energy and spirituality, an aura is a luminous radiational halo surrounding a person or object. It is said that all objects and all living things manifest such an aura. In other respects the aura has also been described as a map of the thoughts and feelings surrounding a person. Pieced together from sounds and samples from all over the globe, the album’s aim is to charge listeners with harmony and a feeling of connectedness to the world. Reflecting on his own attitude towards life and the importance of inner balance, I attempt to share some of the spiritual experiences he made while traveling.”
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