ptpf is an acronym derived from the surname of Russian producer Ilya Potapov. Coming from Saint Petersburg, Potapov has been self-releasing comprehensive collections of sorely wrenched music for the past couple years. His first two projects under the ptpf moniker - '1935' and 'G.D.' (dating back to 2015 and 2016, respectively) somewhat resemble the formula fundamental for the haunting atmosphere of an early witch house or other industrial offshots. Although the experimental nature of ptpf's works is evident throughout these releases, the transition towards more abstract realms manifests utterly on his 2019 album 'Salivation'. Coming out via the already-cult label Quantum Natives, 'Salivation' sees ptpf embracing the disorder and the tensity that was previously tamed and now has been let loose entirely. Gin&Platonic are now pleased to present ptpf's follow-up musical instalment - 'Obsession'.
On 'Obsession', Potapov's signature distant muttering collides with abraded power electronics, together creating a four-track EP full of dreadful emotional confession not everybody is ready to hear out loud. The disturbing nature of the project evokes a gradual dissociation from a long-forgotten tenderness into an emotional imbalance and urgent confusion. What once felt like affection, now feels like an obsession.
The leading single 'Shibari' is remixed by Rina Priduvalova, an Ukrainian interdisciplinary artist who released her first EP 'The Tears Of Things' in 2019. She is now in the process of preparing multiple audiovisual projects together with Diana Azzuz as Ximena. We also reached out to Greek rhythmic alchemists Ice_Eyes, whose releases we have on heavy rotation, having received a slamming remix of 'Nobody´s Fault'. Last but not least, the endlessly creative brain behind Quantum Natives themselves - ornine - closes the release with a sublime rework of 'Last Record'.
one of the most beautiful ambient collection i've heard in years. It has great transition between the mixes and sets the right mood four our current global situation. Definitely gives us hope to go on. Stay safe everyone ! filipgudovic