According to obscure sources of doubtful authenticity, Prozrachnik is a transparent psycho-magnetic deity, which was haunting schizophrenic dissidents all over the world during the Cold-War era. Supposedly, its astral body can be seen in a state of self-imposed delirium. Prozrachnik is also the latest album by the renowned Russian underground band Won James Won. It's an opulent sample assemblage conjuring a sense of deep, wintery delusion and playful paranoia.
Won James Won is a collective of musicians based between St Petersburg and Moscow. Established in 2003, the noise/rock band has put out a number of releases, cementing their status as one of the most prolific artists on the Russian underground scene. Previously, they were also members of the ZveZdaZ art movement, a creative commune, which united their other projects like MUX and WOMBA. There's a strong sense of logocentric undercurrent and DIY mythology woven throughout their records, visceral and raw, inviting the listener to enter their dystopian world of haunted voices.
released February 6, 2017
Constructed/assembled by Daniel 271 Smirnov, Tikhon S. Kubov, Andrew Astro Gankin
Mixed by Kubov at BZDOK Studio, Moscow
Mastered by Daniel 271 at James Studio, SPB
Artwork by ZonderZond
Design by Margaréta Fehér
Duplicated by Headless Duplicated Tapes, Prague
Baba Vanga, 2017