Luke Turner of The Quietus speaks with Stanislav Sharifullin aka HMOT and Ivan Afanasyev of Love Cult, two prominent voices in a burgeoning Russian electronic music underground.
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Luke Turner is a writer and editor based in London. He is one of the founders of The Quietus, an award-winning and influential independent online magazine devoted to music, popular culture and the role of the arts in society.
HMOT is the stage name of Stanislav Sharifullin, a composer and sound artist based in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. He runs the tape label Klammklang and works as a curator for music, art, and science events between Siberia’s major cities.
The Russian duo Love Cult comes from Petrozavodsk, Karelia. Anya Kuts and Ivan Zoloto are aficionados of the tumultuous and gloomy—northern technology; dark electronica; obsessive techno; militant house; noise pop; goth jungle.