Sex of Insects. Ethereal, haunting and experimental. Sex of Insects are, for want of a better description, alternative. The band as we know it was born in the consciousness of people, who are infinitely devoted to art.
After the success of their recent releases, which have collectively racked up nearly 60 thousand plays on Soundcloud, Russian born Sex of Insects, are releasing their latest single titled ‘Not This Song Again’ on March 9th via Ylotana Music; you can hear it first, right here, right now. Formed in 2016, Anatoly Ylotana, Alexandra Bartashevich and Roman Korablove offer improvisation and experimentation. They boast mixed vocals and a vibrant electronic groove.
Anatoly Ylotana considers himself a shoegaze musician. Head of the Ylotana Project, an initiative set up to support and collaborate with like-minded musicians, he has a string of remixes in his wake. As Sex Of Insects, he recently shared the stage with ALT-J as their opening act in Moscow.
Inspired by the likes of Frank Zappa, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, more recent influence comes from Daft Punk and Danny Tenaglia. Sex of Insects’ sound is bespoke and created using looper technology, effects and layered guitars. It’s poignant yet exciting, however there’s an almost complete absence of synthesisers. Sex Of Insects’ ‘Not This Song Again’ kicks off with ethereal, effect-drenched guitars before exploding into a percussive, vigorous beat. Delays swim and swirl against Alexandra Bartashevich’s powerfully haunting vocal work, providing a strong atmosphere.