Fedoseev was born in Kudymkar, the administrative centre and town in the territory Komi-Permyak Okrug, within the federal subject Perm Krai. He lives an almost fully autonomous existence that requires him to travel 22 hours straight by train to Moscow. “Perm is a disgusting city,” Fedoseev says. “It’s dirty, boring, and rough. I’m afraid of walking outside; that’s why I sit at home and watch movies and make music.”
Fedoseev is best known as the drummer for the band Gnoomes, but now focuses on solo material as KIKOK, a name that translates as "arm leg" in Fedoseev’s native Komi-Permian.
The 10-track release follows KIKOK's nine-track EP and features "fuller, more realised, and accomplished compositions" as KIKOK as a project found its own groove and identity.
Every component of the album was moulded from playing live electronic instruments. We're told to expect a "truly electronic project that serves as literal and fantastical escape function for Fedoseev."
01. Ekta I
04. O Cheri Cheri
05. Abu Nem
06. Das (feat. Sasha Piankov)
07. Pu Ma
10. Ekta II
Sauna LP lands January 25, with "Kaiya" streaming exclusively below.