The A side, titled "Wedding," opens with "Greek Catholic Stork Boy Choir of Ozerki Village," a rapid fire pulsing slab of cut up jittery notes. There’s obviously underlying musical elements there, but sped up, flanged, and covered in a digital noise sheen so as to not completely give up its source. The second piece, "Molomotki Ocarina Orchestra," keeps the same tone but locks it into a rhythmic loop that exhibits the smallest changes.
While the "Wedding" side was rapid, spastic and joyous; the "Funeral" side is appropriately slow and meditative. "School Girl Band of Gromovaya Balka" takes up the entire side B. It's a piece that uses the same type of source sounds as the A side but instead sequences them into a slow orchestral dirge. Here, knocking percussive elements, heavy sub-bass, and open, shimmery notes create an expansive drone.
The sound is one that’s a bit too harsh for the musique concrete crowd, yet not speaker-damaging enough for the noise kids. Thus, it exists in its own purgatory, waiting for listeners who are willing to step outside their comfort zone and embrace something different.