AOTY 2019
Kedr Livanskiy - Ariadna
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2017 Ratings: #422 / 725
User Score
Based on 49 ratings
2017 Ratings: #154
September 8, 2017 / Release Date
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2MR / Label
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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.
88
Яна - умница. Пишет потрясающую музыку.
79
Fav tracks: Ariadna, Your Name, ACDC
ulittlefuckers
83
when listening to ariadna the first thing that comes to mind is the russian village. it's cold and there's a storm coming (i don't know maybe it's because of the album cover and music videos?). each song from the album winds through my veins like a stream as sung about it in the title track. the music is rich with deep beats hypnotizing and forcing you to dive into this dark atmosphere of cold
staroduw
75
Kedr Livanskiy
Ariadna
https://kedrlivanskiy.bandcamp.com/album/ariadna
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Track List

  1. Ariadna
  2. Sunrise Stop
  3. Your Name
  4. Mermaid
  5. ACDC (feat. Martin Newell)
  6. Za Oknom Vesna
  7. Love & Cigarettes
  8. Sad One
  9. Fire & Water
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Added on: June 21, 2017