The Russian Linesman makes music to capture his feelings and emotions, a bit like a diary. 'The Eysenck Suite I - Melancholic' is the first instalment of a four part experimental aural jigsaw puzzle from the enigmatic artist, who has become a somewhat cult figure over the past eleven years, crossing paths with mavericks such as James Holden, Max Cooper, Nathan Fake, Ryan Davis, Applescal and Laurent Garnier, along the way. His latest artistic venture explores the psychology of Hans Eysenck's four temperamental categories and the emotions they encompass.
Part one focuses on the Melancholic temperament that tends towards sadness and feeling low, resulting in a somewhat pessimistic view of the world. The name has been adopted as a synonym for sorrow, but comes from the Greek words for black bile. This first EP is intended as a soundtrack for times of sorrow, reminiscence and regret. But also for moments of withdrawal from over thinking everything, reducing anxiety, reflecting and triggering memory traces of happier times.