We Stood Like Kings • USSR 1926 [2xLP]

We Stood Like Kings • USSR 1926 [2xLP]

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USSR 1926 by We Stood Like Kings on double vinyl.
Comes in gatefold cover. Download code included.



The second album by this Belgian post-rock band. This time it's a soundtrack for “A sixth part of the world” by russian director Dziga Vertov. Once again, file next to Explosions in the Sky, Mogwai or Godspeed You Black Emperor.

The films of Dziga Vertov display a persistent fascination with travel. Movement across vast spaces is perhaps the most recurrent motif in his oeuvre, and the cine-race [kino-probeg] — a genre developed by Vertov’s group of filmmakers, the Kinoks — stands as an encompassing metaphor for Vertov’s own work. His cinematographic journeys transported viewers to the most remote as well as to the most advanced sites of the Soviet universe, creating a heterogeneous cine-world stretching from the desert to the icy tundra and featuring customs, costumes, and cultural practices unfamiliar to most of his audience.