Don’t let the title of Russian-born, New York City-based composer Svoy‘s latest outing, Symphony No. 1: What Happened When I Was Asleep, fool you. Although symphonic elements are predominant throughout the recording, this isn’t anything one would file alongside Beethoven or Mozart in a CD shelf. Melding together experimental electronic, breakbeat, ambient, and neoclassical into a brainy whole, Svoy’s Symphony is a brooding and knotty piece of music, one whose serpentine flow evades easy comprehension.
Below you can stream “Waiting for You”, the sixth “movement” of this uncommon symphony.