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a brief history of Thorn1:

Thorn1 was founded in late 2005 in the Altai region of Russia by Evgeny Zheyda as a way for realizing his musical ideas outside of his post-grunge band Partisani. Starting his new project based around melodic electronic compositions, Evgeny discarded his previous musical experiences and began to explore the sound space, to analyze the structure of musical influence on human consciousness from the ground up.

The first mini-album Noises (2006) is a result of his sound experiments; dirty digital noise, like the audio drugs & i-dosing that would become popular years later.  At the same time an unnamed release (later titled Early Recordings ‘06) was distributed among friends. The album consisted of soft melodious tracks and sharply contrasted with the experimental sound of Noises. Thorn1 tended both toward melodic songs and the atonal noise which creates surreal soundscapes, but it was clear that at some point they should be combined.

In early 2008 Thorn1 [EP] was distributed among friends. Interpenetration of melody and noise gave a new turn to Evgeny’s creative work. Neoclassical etudes spiced with the hum of the ice-cold Siberian winds have become the main feature of his music. The EP brought Thorn1 fame among the fans of experimental electronic music in his hometown, but since that time Evgeny Zheyda has distanced himself as a purely electronic artist.

In late 2008 after a personal drama Evgeny left Partisani to devote himself to Thorn1. The search for solace resulted in the contradictory So Far As Fast (2010, Silber Records), the first official release of the young artist. The album is filled with funeral hymns, snowstorms, & the freezing breath of solitude. His music continues to become more personal, more accessible, more challenging, & more refined with each release.

Thorn1 Discography
M is We/Thorn1 - Can't Get Back/Asthma M is We/Thorn1 - You Can't Get Back/Asthma
MP3 Split 2017 | Silber 241
2 tracks, 8 minutes
$1 download
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Thorn1 & M is We return to Silber with a split single post punk & post rock showing their darkwave & goth roots. Both tracks mixed by Brian McKenzie (Electric Bird Noise).

: Listen to the M is We track You Can't Get Back
: Listen to the Thorn1 track Asthma
: Press Release
: Reviews
Thorn1 - The Leave of Leaves Thorn1 - The Leave of Leaves
MP3 Album 2016 | Silber 211
7 tracks, 41 minutes
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Thorn1 continues with an album of drone pop & minimalist post rock in a style all its own.

: Listen to the track The Leave of Leaves
: Press Release
: Reviews
Thorn1 - The Light of Random Star Thorn1 - The Light of Random Star
MP3 Album 2014 | Silber 157
9 tracks, 50 minutes
$5 (download only (320 kbps, ~134 megs))
The Light of Random Star is a shimmering, sparkling, brilliant object which radiates a unique perspective of drone/ambient sounds, with some smooth noise, experimental, yet amazingly accessible.
~ Kent Manthie, Independent Review

Thorn1 returns to Silber with an incredible collection of ambient & drone pop.

: Press Release
: Listen to the track Clearly and Consciously
: Reviews

Thorn1: Oblivion
Thorn1 - Oblivion
MP3 EP 2011 | Silber 107
7 tracks, 39 minutes
download zip file from Silber
listen on Silber
Thorn1 returns with more songs & drones of emotion, isolation, & hope from the frozen lands of Siberia.

: Listen to the track O
: Press Release
: Reviews

Thorn1 - So Far as Fast Thorn1 - So Far As Fast
MP3 Album 2010 | Silber 091
11 tracks, 55 minutes
$5 (download only (256 kbps, ~92 megs))
Thorn1 hails from Russia & on their debut album they embrace the winter with blankets of guitar drone following in the tradition of Aarktica & Remora.

: Press Release
: Reviews
: Listen to the track Drone

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