MORWAN: Zola-Zemlya: LP

At first glance, this is another really cool eastern European post-punk record, however, this one stands out from the pack. There is a darkness and intensity from this solo project from Alex Ashtuai that comes from his Arab roots. From what I briefly translated, the lyrics are about nature and darkness and about connecting with and being enveloped by both (Russian speakers, please correct me). This truly unique record makes me feel like I’m dancing in a very dark and sweaty basement while the weather outside makes it too cold to ever leave the chaotic abyss. –Emily T. (Feel It, feelitrecordshop.com)