Lost in Kiev

Lost In Kiev from Paris, France.

Members

Yoann Vermeulen : Drum / Samples
Maxime Ingrand : Guitar / Synths
Dimitri Denat : Guitar
Jean christophe Condette : Bass / Synths


Christian Simon : Bass ( past)
Julien Chaplet : Keyboard (past)
Philippe Khalilian : Guitar (past)

Lost in Kiev’s progressive energy leads to oneiric epic post rock while still emitting the massive energy of post rock.

Their influences are Russian Circles, Red Sparowes, 65 Days of Statics, Cult of Luna, Maybeshewill, Mogwai…Lost in Kiev writes and records their own texts as an alternative to sampling movie soundbites which are commonly used in post rock tracks.Artwork and live video clips are also created by the band which generate an emotional and graphic cohesive experience during live shows.

The band toured during 2013 and 2014 for the release of their first album before starting to write the next LP in 2015. Lost in Kiev is now comprised of 4 members which has allowed them to welcome a fresh and creative energy.

“Nuit Noire” released in september 2016 on dunk! records, it’s an anthem of the night. Odes to nights of dreams and loneliness that also become mystical.

Parisian meta-post-rock outfit LOST IN KIEV finally return with their long-awaited 3rd album and most astounding work to date, Persona.

Raw and driven, yet oozing with thick synth textures and a great sense of melancholy and drama, Persona sees LOST IN KIEV further expand their own idiosyncratic take on cinematic, contemporary post rock. „The main challenge with this record was how to write more direct and shorter post rock tracks with the same intensity as our previous, longer compositions“, guitarist Maxime Ingrand explains, „and also finding the right balance between traditonal post rock, the addition of synths and machines and the texts for the film“.

LOST IN KIEV have always been one of the few truly suggestive post rock bands: they do lack a vocalist, and yet their music is prosaic, cinematic reflections and stories.

Written and conceptualized to be reflections on humanity in a fictional futuristic context where artificial intelligence is fully implemented into everyday life, Persona does not impose any sort of political or moral position on the topic: LOST IN KIEV create fictional characters and let them talk, breathe, cry and live through intimate stories and cathartic experiences on a screen behind the band, while they perform live…

Post rock has ever since its beginnings shown an affinity to the use of speech samples, and has borrowed voices from movies or speeches by celebrities like Iggy Pop as in Mogwai’s „Punk Rock“ or random lost souls as in GY!BE’s „Blaise Bailey Finnegan III“. LOST IN KIEV take this tradition to the next level, by writing their own genuine storyline, and making their own movie to their album. Ever since 2016’s Nuit noir, the band has recorded their own spoken words, as opposed to plagiarizing from movies. During their live performances, these voiceovers are synchronized with video projections showing actors who interprete the different voices on screen. An inverted soundtrack of sorts, or musical fiction, always tinged with realism in a striking and emotionally intense way. 

Discography

Persona

Persona | Lost In Kiev (bandcamp.com)

1.Persona 04:32 video
2.Lifelooper® 04:05
3.The Incomplete 04:54
4.XM3216 05:05
5.Pygmalion 02:10
6.Mindfiles 05:27
7.Psyche 05:36
8.Thumos 06:08
9.Mecasocialis 06:12
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PERSONA, the new album from Lost in Kiev!
Out now via Pelagic Records.

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Parisian meta-post-rock outfit LOST IN KIEV finally return with their long-awaited 3rd album and most astounding work to date, Persona.

Raw and driven, yet oozing with thick synth textures and a great sense of melancholy and drama, Persona sees LOST IN KIEV further expand their own idiosyncratic take on cinematic, contemporary post rock. „The main challenge with this record was how to write more direct and shorter post rock tracks with the same intensity as our previous, longer compositions“, guitarist Maxime Ingrand explains, „and also finding the right balance between traditonal post rock, the addition of synths and machines and the texts for the film“.

LOST IN KIEV have always been one of the few truly suggestive post rock bands: they do lack a vocalist, and yet their music is prosaic, cinematic reflections and stories.

Written and conceptualized to be reflections on humanity in a fictional futuristic context where artificial intelligence is fully implemented into everyday life, Persona does not impose any sort of political or moral position on the topic: LOST IN KIEV create fictional characters and let them talk, breathe, cry and live through intimate stories and cathartic experiences on a screen behind the band, while they perform live…

Post rock has ever since its beginnings shown an affinity to the use of speech samples, and has borrowed voices from movies or speeches by celebrities like Iggy Pop as in Mogwai’s „Punk Rock“ or random lost souls as in GY!BE’s „Blaise Bailey Finnegan III“. LOST IN KIEV take this tradition to the next level, by writing their own genuine storyline, and making their own movie to their album. Ever since 2016’s Nuit noir, the band has recorded their own spoken words, as opposed to plagiarizing from movies. During their live performances, these voiceovers are synchronized with video projections showing actors who interprete the different voices on screen. An inverted soundtrack of sorts, or musical fiction, always tinged with realism in a striking and emotionally intense way.
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released April 26, 2019

Produced, recorded & Mixed By Antony Josse at Telemaque Studio
Mastered By Jean-François Di Rienzo at The office / the artist Studio
Artwork by Yoann Vermeulen

TO BOOK US : adrien@voulezvousdanser.com

Nuit Noire

Nuit Noire | Lost In Kiev (bandcamp.com)

1.Narcosis 07:32
2.Insomnia 07:23
3.Mirrors 06:23
4.Nuit Noire 05:35
5.Somnipathy 06:38
6.Catalepsy 01:57
7.Resilience 05:54
8.Celestial 02:15
9.Emersion 09:08
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ORDER NOW AVAILABLE ‘Nuit Noire’ album
2xLP colored 180g Limited edition
shop.dunkfestival.com/collections/frontpage/products/lost-in-kiev-nuit-noire-pre-order-deals .

release September, 2nd 2016.

The second album’s concept is an anthem of the night. Odes to nights of dreams and nights of loneliness that also become mystical.
The stories will immerse you in each of these Nuits Noires.
The origins of our music are firmly grounded in post rock. However, more direct layouts of the new tracks, a more airy sound and an electronic touch will reveal a new sound direction.

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credits
released September 2, 2016

Yoann Vermeulen : Drum / Samples
Maxime Ingrand : Guitar / Synths
Dimitri Denat : Guitar
Jean christophe Condette : Bass / Synths

Produced By Antony Josse @ Telemaque Studio
Mastered By Magnus Lindberg
Artwork By Yoann Vermeulen

© Lost In Kiev 2016

Motions

Motions | Lost In Kiev (bandcamp.com)

1.01:36
2.A Mere Shift Of Origin 06:46
3.I’m Stuck 06:01
4.Hope, Fights & Disillusions 08:41
5.They’re Coming 08:29
6.Under Close Surveillance 06:55
7.The Day I Ruined My Life 09:10
about
MOTIONS 12′ LP 180G available at Dunk!Records & Voice of the Unheard

CD VERSION : available at Moodisorder

This debut album Motions is inspired by numerous, short and long time travels we all have made. We have juggled with various styles, from melancholic post rock to heavy post hardcore and some epic metal.
Motions is the soundtrack of a movie where everyone should decide whether he should stay or go.
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released August 27, 2012

Yoann Vermeulen : Drum
Christian Simon : Bass
Julien Chaplet : Keyboard
Maxime Ingrand : Guitar
Philippe Khalilian : Guitar

Recorded by Quentin Fleury, Sylvain Biguet and ourselves
Mixed by Sylvain Biguet
Mastered by Dan Coutant
Artwork by Yoann Vermeulen

(4) Motions – YouTube

Split with Zero Absolu

▶︎ Split with Zero Absolu | Lost In Kiev (bandcamp.com)

1.Lost in Kiev – Fragments 06:10
2.Lost in Kiev Feat Zero Absolu – Back To The Ocean 05:31
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Full Split EP is available for download Here :
lostinkiev-zeroabsolu.bandcamp.com

ZERO ABSOLU and LOST IN KIEV have a lot in common: they’re french, postrock lovers and they hit the road together in April all over the East of Europe.
As a celebration to this partnership, they’ve decided to join forces to release a split EP with 4 brand new songs about one shared topic: the memory.
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released 02 April 2013
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released April 2, 2013

Recorded by Maxime Ingrand and Kevin Deparis
Mixed by Maxime Ingrand
Thanks to Nak’ounet Absolu, Gilles Lahonda, Kevin Deparis, Jeremy Savry, Sebastien Lombard, Pascal Besnard, Nathalia Bedfert, Pierre B. Cherer, Romain Graillot, Valve, Inertia Pills, Arms of Ra.

Mastered by Gilles Lahonda @ Labotronic Studio
Artwork by Yoann Vermeulen

In the memory of Tristan.

(4) Split W/ Zero Absolu – YouTube

(4) Lost in Kiev – Tema – YouTube

(4) LostInKiev Official – YouTube

Music | Lost In Kiev (bandcamp.com)

Reviews


Lost In Kiev 
have managed to create a rich dystopian atmosphere with their new album Persona, imbuing the listener with a copious amount of emotions spanning from existential dread to sociological empowerment.

Release date: April 26, 2019 | Pelagic Records | Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter


Post-music is having the most wonderful year so far, and adding to the growing ranks of exceptional albums released in the genre this year is Lost In Kiev. The latest record from the French band is called Persona, andlike their previous records, it focuses on a cinematic post-rock format. However, unlike their earlier works, Persona features shorter songs – a trait which works especially well considering the story-driven nature of the concept.

The album debuts on April 26 and is being released by the formidable Pelagic Records, adding to their swelling ranks of bands that push out dark, rich soundscapes. Lost In Kiev is no exception to that rule, with Persona delivering a harrowing take on artificial intelligence, conveyed through soaring post-rock riffs, intense samples, and oppressive backing synths.

Opening with the title track of the album, you are instantly bathed in the aforementioned synths, adding futuristic elements to the hopeful, yet forlorn post-rock that builds over time. Instruments are panned nicely across the mix, giving them their own space on the stage. This creates a brilliant listening experience, which sets this record apart from other post bands, who generally blend their instruments into a wall of sound. Not only can you pick out the feedback-laden guitar squeals and enjoy them as a singular entity, you still get that enveloping wall of sound, which really speaks volumes to me.

Due to this, you’ll find songs easier to remember, and the album is therefore much more endearing. “Lifelooper”, the second track is extremely catchy, with a very Germanic Kraftwerk techno vibe to it, thanks to the pumping synths and mechanical vocal samples layered throughout. Tracks like “XM3216” slow things right down in comparison to the earlier stages of the album, and this is where the band begin to dish out the feeling of uneasiness and dystopia in the album. Again, the heavy synth layers help with this immensely. However, one of the true stars of the record is the drums. Throughout the record, they hold a fluid yet robotic feeling, like a well-made android with a clunky AI.

Even after a good few weeks of having Lost In Kiev, I find myself struggling to draw any solid comparisons with other post-rock bands, but the one comparison I really wanted to make, is Toska. Their Fire In The Silos album from last year perfectly captured that feeling of industrial bloom and collapse, and Lost In Kiev manage to do just that too by using similar means. “Pygmalion” features a harrowing sample played over instrumentation, telling of how the companion android cannot replace real human emotion, much in the same way Toska utilized one telling the listener of the problems in their concept. After this track, you feel the music take a darker twist, fully embracing the dystopian vision set out by the band.

I felt that “Pygmalion” amplified the emotional context of the album ten-fold and made me think deeply about the work I do in future-tech and where I should direct my efforts. That feeling of empowerment from a musical piece is fantastic and another reason this wonderful record will be a key feature for me this year. Whilst the album then takes a darker turn as a whole, the next track is packed full of energy and is certainly one of the most striking on the album. “Mindfiles” is the song off the album I’m most keen to see live, due to the exceptional buildup to its finale and the thumping drums that will really get the crowd moving.

Persona is an album you want to devour from start to finish, and the final three tracks do well to pin down your attention until it is over. It works brilliantly as the soundtrack to video games, as you might imagine, and is also a brilliant meditative music as well. I’d say there is a lot of room for fans of synthwave to cross over and enjoy this record, as much as fans of post-metal would. Persona is an exceptional album, offering the listener an accessible roller coaster of emotions. Lost In Kiev should be proud.

Lost In Kiev – “Persona” – Everything Is Noise

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ALBUM REVIEW: LOST IN KIEV – NUIT NOIRE
Lost in Kiev Nuit Noire Cover

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For their second album, Parisian post-metallers Lost In Kiev have gone all out and released an epic, sprawling opus named Nuit Noire.

Following on from their previous work, [Motions, 2012, and a 2013 split EP with Zero Absolu] the band has chosen to add spoken word samples to their music. They stray from common post-rock convention however, by writing and recording their own tracks, rather than borrowing select soundbites and quotes from movies, as many of their peers would. Two speakers – one male, one female – narrate the haunting songs. I  find it interesting that the French musicians have chosen to include English speaking in their music, rather than using their own native tongue.

The concept story alludes to dark and mysterious nights, as the album title would suggest. I’ve never been one to pay much attention to vocals (which is half the reason that I love post-rock), but the vocal tracks do add to the overall mood and not only enhance, but complete the listening experience, like in Ranges track “If I Were The Devil“. I had an honest go of trying to listen to the stories, but found it rather difficult to hear a lot of it within the mix – even after playing with the EQ to try and boost the vocal levels. After acquiring a copy of the lyrics I had a better idea of the story. My interpretation is that two lovers have somehow become separated, and the woman must try to find her partner who has become lost in a spiritual realm.

The albums feels cohesive as a whole, and is all very dark and looming. I guess that goes without saying when the word “noir” features in the album title. The title track “Nuit Noire” features cries of desperation and despair, giving the song an ominous undertone that can be felt throughout the whole album. One of my favourite tracks is “Catalepsy”, which is set in a hypnotist/psychic’s room, and adds an intriguing dimension to the song.

The music is depressing, yet compelling. It’s typical post-rock/metal/hardcore but by no means clichéd. Think Dumbsaint  with snippets of spoken word that add to the setting. Eerie scenes are set, and the music rises and lowers as it takes us on an aural journey. Many brilliant moments can be found, but I’ll highlight a section in “Mirrors” where a  grueling breakdown with insanely low bass under-riding crunchy chugged riffs transforms seamlessly into spiraling guitar licks.

Nuit Noire starts strong with “Narcosis”, with sinister humming, tribal drumming and the mysterious vocal tracks. The album finishes with “Emersion”, featuring reverberating tapping, and a long deliberate build up, that lets loose towards the ends with rousing chanting and head-nodding riffage to send us off on a high. And everything in between those two tracks is stellar. If you love post-metal then make sure not to miss this incredible release.


Nuit Noire will be released through dunk!records on September 2nd. Pre-order the album here.

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Joseph James

Album Review: Lost In Kiev – Nuit Noire | Will Not Fade

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