Andrey Kiritchenko

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Born in 1976 in Kharkov / Ukraine and started his musical activity in 1991 as a singer and composer in a rock band. Active in fields of electronic music, since 1996 as a radio dj in weekly radio show "Vilna Zona" dedicated to techno music. In 1997 he was a cofounder of weekly TV Show "Vilna Zone" and later was working as a dj in local Kharkov's "Deep" club. In 1998 he began making electronic music under "Sidhartha" moniker and in 1999 started "Nihil est excellence / NEX" band to explore interplay between analogue and digital music. However the music of NEX is shifting to musique-concrete, electroacoustic and drone genres. In 2001 Andrey starts Nexsound records - a platform for releasing experimental music from Ukraine. Since 2002 he is working under his own name and exploring microscopic sound design and post-digital production. Since 2004 Andrey is a cross-genre experimental sound artist. So far, under all aliases he released 16 albums on labels such as Ad Noiseam, Zeromoon, DTA, Retina-Scan, Thinner/Autoplate, Notype/Nishi, Soulworm, FGLC, WAN, Tiln, Nexsound and has over 20 compilation appearances on labels such as Electroshock, Cheburec, Databloem, NN rec, Luumu, (re)Aktion and others; collaborations with Francisco Lopez, Kim Cascone, Jonas Lindgren, Jeff Surak, Kotra, Mantichora, the Moglass etc., remixed by Frans de Waard, Brian Lavelle, Scanner, Marcus Maeder and 833-45, nominated as "the best Ambient artist" by DasMusik.net in 2002. in 2003 together with Jeff Surak and Jonas Lindgren created Critikal project. Played live on GARAGE festival / Germany, Ultrahang festival / Hungary, Information Wants to be Free, ELKA festival / Beylorussia, Holy Ice / Russia, Club Transmediale / Germany, Ambient fest / Poland and others.