We’re not sure Endless Melancholy is the most appropriate name for Oleksiy Sakevych, an electronic ambient artist based out of the sprawling and musically vibrant Ukrainian capital of Kiev. As this two-tracker goes to show, there’s every chance you’ll feel elated after pressing play on his studio work.
Following on from releases for labels like Thesis, Sound In Silence, and his own Hidden Vibes, we’re given a pair of long form compositions that feel organic in nature, even if the production was synthesised. ‘Collapse’ seems to switch its mood like a living thing, evolving through crystalline chimes from reflective opening notes, as though starting to realise its own stunning power and majesty. “Expand’ is more rooted in drone, albeit a particularly euphoric version – all long refrained bliss, the way things should be.