|Artist||1-4: Zavoloka; 5-6: Kotra & Zavoloka; 7-8: Kotra; 9: v4w.enko; 10-11: Sturquen; 12-13: Critikal|
|Title||1-4: Viter; 5-6: Wag The Swing; 7-8: Revolt; 9: Harmonic Ratio; 10-11: Piranha; 12-13: Graphorrhea|
|Year||2005 – 2010|
|Design||1-11: Zavoloka; 12-13: Ruslan Palamarchuk|
|Notes||Kvitnu was established by Dmytro Fedorenko in 2006 to distribute and promote new Ukrainian electronic music. The label runs a number of live festivals: Kvitnu Fest, Detali Zvuku festival and a series of smaller events called Kvitnu_live.
Ukraine-based Kateryna Zavoloka is both designer and musician. Her designs are strikingly attractive, ranging from monochromatic to richly colourful. Refusing to be restricted to the standard square/rectangle, Viter extends upwards to a delightful curve while Sturquen’s Piranha ends in a series of suggestive peaks. Viter is also die-cut, its curves and rich yellow and blue embody the phrase picked out on the reverse ‘To inbreathe clear air and warm wind’. Wag The Swing and Revolt are embossed with metallic inks that catch the light. These designs articulate electronic music in ways that diverge significantly from West European and North American design approaches to electronic music.
Dmytro Fedorenko writes:
When in 2006 I was meditating about opening a new label, I was thinking of doing something radical and extremely personal. As much as possible. Radical not in terms of loudness, or shocking designs, or some kind of provocations, but rather as a way of being in a process of building something very unique and, maybe, inner challenging. The idea was not to concentrate on such things as “sound”, or “style”, or “genre”, but to do each new object as something extra special, even if one object may sound or look way different from another. From one hand Kvitnu is, first of all, a music label of course. And each our project always starts with the music. But, as I still believe in presentation of music with physical media, I decided that our cover designs must look as absolutely equal part of each release. Non-compromise maybe. With a big respect to our music and trying to create a complete art object.
Kotra & Zavoloka “Wag The Swing”
v4w.enko “Harmonic Ratio”
|Listen||Zavoloka – Exhale