Aleksander Tochilkin is a producer based in the southern city of Krasnodar in Russia. Recording as Koett, he released his debut album, Golden Peak, on Dutch label Atomnation in 2013. In February, he'll follow it up with Thaw, which finds him taking his club-born compositions into dreamier territory. "Night Furia," premiering on The FADER below, is the album's opener and also the track that kicked him out of a creative rut. Recorded using a Polyvox, which is an old Soviet replica of the Moog synthesizer, and featuring a sample of a traditional Mongolian singer, it has the air of a beautifully rendered portrait of the subconscious.
"One night I did not sleep well," Koett told The FADER. "I had a little creative crisis, I tossed from side to side. When I woke up in the middle of the night, my mind played the rhythm that you hear in the track. First it was very dark and sad but, since I love nature, in my head I drew a picture and [thought about] the freedom in which nomads live and that the freedom in which I live. This song brought me out of a creative impasse, so it was the first in my album."
Atomnation will release Thaw in February 2016.