«Листья» is a poem by Fyodor Tyutchev, cut in two pieces, taken from a Soviet book of stories, fairy tales, poems and riddles about woods, printed in 1975 from my childhood collection of books. The sounds of the door are recorded in the cellar of the house in Hegenberg, where I lived, with a synthesiser and a synthesiser sample from a Soviet animated film from 1978 about a little mouse. At the end: A hail cannon shooting repeatedly while a storm is approaching. Somewhere in the fields near Hegenberg.
This song is based on a poem «Эхо» by Ramutė Skučaitė (taken from a book printed in 1975) with a clock ticking sound from a film for children about an airship, and the synthesiser.
It is a mixture of cut pieces from different poems for small children by Irina Tokmakova («Медведь», «Усни-трава», «Где спит рыбка») from a book printed in 1984 found in a secondhand bookshop in our hometown Petrozavodsk in Karelia, Russia; synthesisers and tone-changed samples.
A poem by a Russian poet Afanasy Afanasyevich Fet from a book «Детство» published by “Detskaya Literatura” in 1975. The synthesiser and cut sounds of a stone falling down a cliff from the film about an airship.
Recorded by Kot Kot (Lena Filatova) in Hegenberg and Weingarten, Germany in 2014 and 2016.
Kot Kot (Lena Filatova) is a musician from Karelia, North-West Russia, currently residing in Germany. She plays and records music, based on found sounds and sound collages, both abstract and rhythmic.
These are minimalistic songs and pieces inspired by late Soviet magazines and books for children. The lyrics are a sporadic mixture of texts and poems, worked out into new short, but complete texts.
Reverberating rhythms, hypnotic synthesizers, otherworldly singing and melodies mingle here with childhood memories, picture-books about nature and a wood inside your wardrobe.