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X.Y.R. is Cherepovets musician Vladimir Karpov, who now resides in St. Petersburg. Standing for Xram Yedinennogo Razmuwlenuja, the name is a reference to Nikolai Gogol's 1842 "Dead Souls," in which one of the characters is pretentious enough to build his own "Temple of Solitary Contemplation.” Previously worked with 12th Isle and Not Not Fun. Inspired by a mix of ambient, classical and film score music heard throughout his life especially the music he heard in Soviet children’s sci-fi videos - X.Y.R. uses Soviet synths and drum machines coupled with field recordings to produce rhythmic, yet contemplative music with a mystic and natural feel. This was achieved on his 25 minute long, ominous yet uplifting, meditative yet rhythmic, recording for QTT7. Zine contains his original photos.