With his debut solo album out now on Kompakt, the SCSI-9 member shows us around his Prague studio.
My Studio – Anton Kubikov
Randomart Studio is based in Randomart record store here in Prague. All photos here were made by Anton Ogarev.
Me in the studio.
A working tool for any techno poet. All tracks of recent years are somehow created with his participation. The history of this cowboy is fascinating. It was bought on eBay with “excellent condition” stated, but as it often happens, in fact it turned out to be a very noisy grunting old man who could not be used. But thanks to Roman Korablove and the Voltage synth service, he was not only fully restored but also got an upgrade: pitch knobs for the hi-hat and the clap.
Raw Code Guitar
I bought this guitar specially for the Raw Code project, which was created with Roman Korablev and Sergey Sapunov. We managed to play a few live shows, and when I moved to Prague the project fell to the bottom until better times.
This is the neck of the guitar, a Gipson-Epiphone, bought in a secondhand store. Actually, I used it when recording the track ‘Kurt’s Forest’ from the album Whatness.
This is the CADAC console. This model is quite old and is assembled from spare parts. It was recommended to me by my friend and musician Slavaki, of Elusive Records.
Korg MS-20 and Other Synths
I use the MS-20 in my techno project, Juras Lietus. I got this synth a long time ago as a present from my good friend Kirill Preobrazenski, who’s an artist, curator, and professor at the Rodchenko Art School and British Higher School of Art & Design.
Kirill told me his story: “It was sent by my friend from Germany, artist and professor Professor Mike Hentz, as a gift to the Institute of Art Technology, which I organised then in Moscow. He said he received it when Kraftwerk changed the place of their Kling Klang studio in Dusseldorf.”
The Roland SH-101 also has its own little history. He was presented to me by the famous Moscow DJ and composer Alexei Meshkov. I used it on Scsi-9 shows. There was a flood in our studio at one point, and it had to be restored.
The Eurorack setup.
I took this instrument from my friend Oelg – a Rhodes piano bought in 1996 from a nun, who played Bach on it. Oelg actively used it in a band that played soul, funk and reggae.
Randomart’s own custom design t-shirts.