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Stanislav Vdovin
Stanislav Vdovin biography



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Stanislav Vdovin is a musician and sound designer residing in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

His music can be described as an organic symbiosis of digital synthesis and processing, sounds of acoustic and analog instruments, and of course, the heart and the mind. During the years of creative activity the focus of the musician has gradually shifted from club beat—through vinyl microsampling—to melodic compositions with rich in the nuances sound decisions. His works are released by the labels Anodize, Infraction, Psychonavigation Records, Thinner, and many others.

Being under the influence of techno music since childhood, Stanislav Vdovin (b. 1985) created the project Unit 21 at the age of 18. Despite his proficiency in classical and jazz piano, Vdovin oriented project on atmospheric techno. Its distinctive feature subsequently became the microsampling of Soviet vinyl records (the album «November», 2007). During his studies at university, Stanislav worked as a sound engineer, text corrector and a copywriter, and eventually obtained a degree in economics and management.

In January 2010, Stanislav Vdovin combined all his skills to found & release music through his own imprint, Occasion, aimed at the production of modern electronic music. Occasion publishes Vdovin's solo music as well as his collaborations with Olga Shaydullina, Alexander Ananyev (Sleepy Town Manufacture), Ivan Lukyanov (Lou), and others. Creative result of the duo Sleepy Town Manufacture & Unit 21, which is the album «No Traces», has been marked by the release on the U.S. ambient label Infraction.

Functional dance music was not completely forgotten. In 2012 Stanislav Vdovin started using the alias Worn Hood for relaxed house music with an emphasis on keyboard improvisation and the alias Initial Run for atmospheric techno. This music is published on the label Synthetic Heart, also owned by Vdovin.

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