Kedr Livanskiy - Ariadna
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2017 Ratings: #534 / 898
User Score
Based on 68 ratings
2017 Ratings: #167
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

As with January Sun, Ariadna is a powerful, instantly memorable work from an exceptional artist.

80
The 405

Ariadna shows a star on the rise to the heart of the worldwide underground.

75
A.V. Club

Ariadna retains the formula that made January Sun so enchanting—slightly austere electro beats, woozy ambient washes, Livanskiy’s own haunting voice, singing in a Russian dialect that (to American idiots) makes it all the more mysterious—and adds the depth and vitality of live analog synths. 

74
Pitchfork

Working with classic hardware synths, the Russian musician makes dark, dreamlike techno infused with her ethereal vocals.

70
Loud and Quiet

There’s still room to grow for the Moscow producer, but she’s already a big step forward: from the harsh Russian winter to the magic of Romanticism, smoothing the rough edges off her peculiar sonic adventure.

70
Clash
There are a number of paths that Kedr Livanskiy can follow now, as labyrinthine as Ariadne’s. Whichever is chosen, she deserves to see the light of day.
60
God Is in the TV
Listeners who don’t have a grasp of the Russian language or a helpful translator app will heavily rely on experiencing the album through its sonic atmosphere, which is a combination of ambient experimentation and ticking house beats. Pairing these two elements with the language barrier give the album a destined slot on the Graveyard Shift of an electronic music station and a place in a rarely discovered cult collection.
Melancoholic
60
Decent.
FlouReed
83
Яна - умница. Пишет потрясающую музыку.
PitchforkClone
74
Working with classic hardware synths, the Russian musician makes dark, dreamlike techno infused with her ethereal vocals.

After the release of her arresting debut EP last year, Moscow’s Yana Kedrina (aka Kedr Livanskiy) had us guessing where she would turn next. Pairing chunky beats with delicate, shape-shifting synths and her cloudlike vocals, Kedrina summons a sense of nostalgia that permeates her lo-fi techno-pop. Kedrina has cited numerous artists that have influenced her sound, and ... read more
79
Fav tracks: Ariadna, Your Name, ACDC
95
Мрачный по всем параметрам, релиз 'Ariadna' подойдет и для тех, кто не понимает русский.
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Added on: June 21, 2017