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Your Need

by Kedr Livanskiy

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crazyfrolga O MY GAWD THIS ALBUM IS ONE OF THE BEST I HAVE BOUGHT IN MY LIFE. its deamy, heavy, experimental and sets my mood! I listen to it on repeat because it sets me where i wanna be. Favorite track: Sky Kisses (на танцполе).
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s y n t h b e n t Ivan Kupala is worth the price alone, that song is so awesome. Favorite track: Ivan Kupala (New Day) (Иван купала).
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Ben Harris An-at-turns spooky and playful hybrid of Hype Williams and Xeno & Oaklander with that distinct seasoning of self-aware slavic austerity. Honestly had a tough time picking a favourite track! (Lugovoy November Dub, Bounce 2 and LED are joint 2nd place, if you were curious) Favorite track: Kiska (киска).
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1.
Lyrics (Russian first, English translation below): я твоя беда (loop) English: I’m your need (loop)
2.
Lyrics (Russian first, English translation below): целовались в небесах , мы в таинственных лесах (3) эти ласковые сети, мы запутались как дети (2) и никто бы не заметил в этих ласковых оковах обгоревших на танцполе (3) на танцполе, на танцполе , на та на та нцполе целовались в небесах , мы в таинственных лесах (3) ты устала, я устал, (3) English: Kissing in the sky, we’re in mysterious forests (3x) In these gentle nets, we got tangled like children And no one would’ve noticed In these sweet shackles That have burned on the dancefloor (3x) Kissing in the sky, we’re in mysterious forests (3x) You’re tired, I’m tired (3x)
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Lyrics (Russian first, English translation below): не обижайте не обижайте не обижайте девчоночечек)))) ( 3 ) любит не любит, девчонку погубит хочет не хочет, да кто его спросит бросит не бросит, да кто его знает, зачем же девчонка за это страдает? Так важно открыться , но страшно разбиться, в 17 лет потерять себя и не найти ответ девчонка дрожит под холодным дождем , луна отражается в луже огнем девчонка не хочет, девчонка не знает, зачем же её тот пацан обижает любит не любит, девчонку погубит хочет не хочет, да кто его спросит бросит не бросит, да кто его знает, зачем же девчонка за это страдает? зачем любовь? (4) English: Don’t go breaking Don’t go breaking Don’t go breaking Any girls’ hearts (3x) He loves me, he loves me not Will ruin a girl He wants me, he wants me not Who will ask him? He’ll leave me, he’ll leave me not Why bother? Why lose sleep over this, girl? You have to open up But you’re scared to get hurt To lose yourself at 17 And not find the answers A girl shivers in the cold rain The moon’s fiery reflection in a puddle She doesn’t want She doesn’t know Why this guy does her wrong
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Bounce 2 03:20
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LYRICS (Russian first then English transaltion): два по девять, два по сто киска сядет на лицо (loop) English: Two by nine, two by a hunna Pussy gonna show ya (loop)
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Lyrics (Russian first, English translation below): ей взгляд такой опасный никому не должен тебя она загонит в краску никому не должен English: Her gaze is so dangerous (you) owe nothing to anybody She’ll make you blush (you) owe nothing to anybody (Loops)
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LED (лёд) 02:52
Lyrics (Russian first, English translation below): Помнится было так хорошо Солнце дарило нам своё тепло Где же было наше горе тогда За горами любви то было вечером на ступила ночь наступил холод Между нами снова (вырос)какой то лёд Не растает он даже от самых сильных лучей Этой вселенской звезды Солнце больше не растопит наш лёд Солнце не растопит даже наш лед Солнце не растопит наш лёд Отсудила право быть одной без тебя Немаловажно , так отважно Было эти слова сказать тебе Я не люблю тебя больше Я не люблю тебя больше English: I remember it used to be so good The sun shined its warmth on us Where was our grief then Behind mountains of love at night Night descended The cold came in And between us, ice Not even the strongest rays Of this celestial star Can melt it The sun won’t melt our ice The sun won’t melt our ice The sun won’t melt our ice Got back my right to be alone without you It was important To bravely say These words to you I don’t love you anymore I don’t love you anymore Ohhhohhhh I let my hair down early spring Tried to read the river By the fast wave’s current I’m tired of waiting for you To come with your heart in your hands It was all a lie I shouldn’t have believed Why did I wait a year Crying Only crying You got lost, sick, late, didn’t have time You lost, you’ve lost me now So hard for me to say these words I don’t love you and that’s forever Try to understand I don’t love you I don’t love you And that’s forever
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City Track 02:29
Lyrics (Russian first, English translation below): Набираю высоту солнце дарит красоту (2) Городские коридоры Машины светофоры Закат наступает я кажется таю Вопросы ответы мы слишком одеты Дома засыпают я тоже бывает Стесняюсь и маюсь от тебя закрываюсь English: I go higher and higher The sun lends beauty City corridors Cars and streetlights Twilight comes, I seem to melt Questions, answers, we’ve got too much on Houses fall asleep Sometimes I get nervous and pine away I close myself off from you (I dial your number (loop))
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Lyrics (Russian first, English translation below): Знаешь боль никогда не пройдёт до конца , но в твоей груди ветер живет Как сотни тех, кто мечтал , летел , горел Ты тоже сможешь войти в новый день English: You know The pain won’t ever fully Go away But the wind lives In your chest Like hundreds before Who dreamed of flying, Got burned, You also can See a new day

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Kedr Livanskiy’s second album, Your Need, is a celebration of life and rebirth. It’s about a fighter’s spirit, and if you will, a little audacity and courage. DJ’ing and early forms of dance music inspired a furious burst of creative energy after months of melancholy, sadness and reflection to record the album in only a matter of weeks.

After her first album, Ariadna, Kedr felt lost with her identity and was searching for the direction of her next chapter. For a while she felt trapped by her own image and needed quite some time to resolve this internal dissonance – to grow, to evolve.

DJ’ing was the main catalyst to pull her out of this rut. The art form shifted her inspiration to mainly old school styles of dance music: ghetto, house, breakbeat and UK garage. For the prior year and a half she was listening to ambient, kraut-rock and more experimental genres – one can hear the brighter, more energetic influence of early electronic music in the songs on Your Need versus Ariadna.

One day she was talking with her friend Flaty (Zhenya), a very talented artist from St. Petersburg who’s signed to the GOST ZVUK label, and they decided to do a single together. He came to visit her in Moscow, but they ended up spending 10 whole days writing music together, from dawn to dusk.

They vibed off each other’s musical ideas perfectly and understood each other even without speaking. Zhenya is a beatmaster and pays attention to even the smallest details of a track. He brought incredible richness to the composition and Kedr considers him her teacher in this area. Kedr was in charge of the melodies and vibe of the tracks, and the vocal elements.

Your Need is like a chapter of life. It’s a story that illustrates different scenarios and moods that our mythical hero experiences, living in an urban jungle. From lost love to a bad trip on the dancefloor, from euphoria to deep introspection. Our hero sometimes feels bold, lost or devastated, but also tender and full, like all of us at some point in life. The ending is joyful and bright. The last song gives hope and faith that a new day will come and wash away the old. You can feel like new every day.

Your Need reflects an array of genres and a mix of cultures -- a harmonious combination of differences. Everything Kedr loves about ghetto music, in the traditions of house, dub, breakbeat, 90s electronic music and modern sounds – she’s embraced and expressed it all throughout. Your Need is Kedr’s ode to music from different eras and changing periods.

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released May 3, 2019

MUSIC - Flaty, Kedr Livanskiy
LYRICS, VOCALS - Kedr Livanskiy
PRODUCED by Flaty
MASTERED by Josh Bonati
GRAPHIC DESIGN - Dmytrij Wulffius
BIG THANKS to Savva Rozanov

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On her third full-length album, Russian producer/musician Kedr Livanskiy molds her crystalline voice into operatic choruses, looping falsetto, and her first full song in English. Liminal Soul is a lush, expansive collection of deconstructed break pop.

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